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Maritime Injury Attorneys in Texas

Are you in Beaumont? Were you injured in a Marine or Maritime accident? Give Carabin Shaw a call. We can help. Call us at 409.842.3890. Maritime Accidents

Maritime law claims are generally claims by people working offshore on sea faring vessels, oil platforms, cargo ships, boats, along the docks, sea terminals or on the rivers. Maritime lawyers frequently are needed just to help the parties to a potential claim sort out the correct legal status of an injured worker so that the correct type claim gets filed. The “Merchant Seaman Protection and Relief Act of 1920” is a law designed to create a protection that any seaman or maritime worker could get which was similar protection to that provided by standard worker’s compensation. It applies to people who suffer injury while at work as seamen, longshoremen, or other marine workers. The act permits a worker who work in the marine or admiralty field. The person’s exact legal status needs to be determined. Because, depending upon the exact legal status of the injured person, he or she may have several types of claims, including claims covered by The Longshore and Harbor men’s Act, and/or the Jones Act or even state personal injury laws. A good, experienced maritime injury lawyer will be able to help you with every one of these kinds of claims. In such cases, frequently the key issue is the seaworthiness of the vessels or the captain’s negligence as the primary cause of any injury.

Statute of Limitations in Maritime Injury Claims

A “Statute of Limitations” is a legally imposed deadline before which your lawsuit for injury must get filed or you probably lose the right to bring the lawsuit. Because offshore and marine injuries may be covered by different State and Federal laws, the “statute of limitations” which applies to your case and your injuries may vary also. You need to consult with an experienced offshore and marine injury lawyer right away to figure out your rights, your potential claims and applicable statutes of limitations.

About Us

Carabin Shaw practices maritime and admiralty injury law for the Texas Gulf Coast. If you or a loved one have been injured or suffered from an unfortunate wrongful death on a cruise ship, shrimp boat, tanker, tug boat, barge, drilling or jack-up rig, your legal rights may be protected by the Jones Act, Section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920. This is known as the “Jones Act” and it protects the rights of workers and seaman employed on our navigable waters. Our lawyers at Carabin Shaw know the hazardous nature of maritime and offshore employment and will aggressively pursue a fair recovery of money and basic justice for you and your family. At the heart our law practice at Carabin Shaw is the commitment to representation, assistance and legal advice rooted in our Christian values. Contact Carabin Shaw if you or a loved one has been injured in any of the following:

  • An Oil Rig Accident
  • A Ship Accident on an Oil Tanker
  • An Accident on a Drillship
  • An Accident on a Cruise Ship
  • An Accident on a Riverboat
  • An Accident on a Barge
  • An Accident on a Shrimp Boat
  • An Accident on a Tug Boat

Your initial consultation and meeting is always free you. You pay us no legal fee unless we win your case.

Are you in Beaumont? Were you injured in a Marine or Maritime accident? Give Carabin Shaw a call. We can help. Call us at 409.842.3890.

Visits with the Attorney are by appointment only. Main office San Antonio, Texas.

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