Houston Admiralty & Maritime Law Firm has handled complex maritime law cases at the state and federal court levels. Admiralty and maritime law matters include:
Collisions and allisions between vessels Loss or contamination of products Failure to develop port facilities Breach of contract
Maritime or admiralty legal matters often involve lengthy litigation and complex negotiations.
It became clear decades ago that the rights of seamen and offshore workers needed to be protected if they were injured in the course of doing their jobs. As a result, the government created the Merchant Marine Act of 1920. Section 27 is the most typically cited provision, and is commonly referred to as the Jones Act. The Jones Act gives injured seamen the ability to recover monetary damages from negligent captains, ship owners or other members of the crew.
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Workers injured on several types of vessels are protected under the Jones Act, including:
Currently, a large part of our practice is dedicated to representing seamen injured while working on oil platforms. These are inherently dangerous environments, with the threats of serious injuries lurking around every corner in the form of hazardous materials, enormous machinery, and potentially inattentive or incompetent employees. If you or a family member was injured while working on an oil platform, it is important to contact an attorney knowledgeable and skilled in maritime law.
Admiralty & Maritime Law Cases
Admiralty and maritime law is a complex area governed by a variety of federal statutes. Your rights and opportunities to recover monetary compensation under the Jones Act and other maritime laws may be much different than those in any other type of injury case.
In addition to hundreds of cases involving drilling rigs, barges, tugboats, other vessels, oil platforms and transport helicopters on U.S. waterways, our attorneys at Houston Admiralty & Maritime Law Firm have handled numerous maritime law cases originating in international and foreign waters. If you need a lawyer to evaluate your maritime injury claim, contact our firm today.
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