Maritime Injury Attorneys in Galveston
If you have been injured in a marine accident because of the negligence of a third party, you may have the legal right to go after compensatory damages of various kinds from the at-fault parties by filing one of a number of different kinds of claims. This may even applies if your employer or fellow employees were negligent. Unlike most other types of workers, marine and admiralty workers can sue against their own employer under the Federal Jones Act.
Our attorneys have successfully helped marine and admiralty workers who were victims of injuries since our firm started doing business. Our marine and admiralty attorneys know and understand all too well that maritime injuries can create life-changing problems. They can turn a routine day of work at sea into a devastating, frightening trip to an emergency room. Many such injuries can be prevented. However, when you get severely injured, through no fault of your own, in a boat related accident, or due to legally to dangerous conditions while you work at sea or at a port, you and your loved ones deserve a just recovery – and you really need help from a veteran maritime lawyer to get the maximum you are due.Galveston Jones Act Attorneys
Marine and Admiralty laws are complex. They contain several different bodies of laws and rules which govern water and near water work related injuries. These include the Death on the High Seas Act, General Maritime and Admiralty Law, the Jones Act, and the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. Determining which rules apply to the specific facts of your case is a key element involved in preparing a successful claim or court case. Not all attorneys are equally familiar with the details and intricacies of each set of laws. Carabin Shaw is familiar with each of these laws because a good section of our law practice is made up of cases in which we help maritime workers. We evaluate each specific fact situation carefully to ensure that we present and argue the appropriate choice between the above laws and present the most effective case possible for you. We have successfully collected money damages for many clients including pain and suffering, loss of income, past and future medical expenses and maintenance and cure.Galveston Marine and Admiralty Lawyers
We fully understand that you’re a longshoreman, fisherman, harbor worker or a seaman, you need to be able to earn a living and get on with your daily routine. This may be badly compromised by an injury suffered at work on the water.
If you or your loved one has gotten hurt in a marine accident, contact Carabin Shaw today. Our legal team will properly and fully evaluate the specifics of your potential claim and work with you to protect your rights and interests.What laws may govern maritime injury cases?
Depending on the details, such as exactly where the accident occurred, different sets of laws will apply to your specific situation. As an example, your claim might be covered by the Jones Act, the Death of the High Seas Act (DOHSA), the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act, or by general maritime law. Your admiralty lawyer will advise you about which specific laws govern your case.
Are you in Galveston? Were you injured in a Marine or Maritime accident?
Give Carabin Shaw a call. We can help. Call us at 1-800-862-1260.