Maritime Line Injury Claims
Texas Seaman Injury Lawyer
One of the most common types of accidents onboard an oil tanker, commercial cargo ship or fishing vessel involves lines and cables. On any particular type of commercial boat or ship, a crewman is likely to work around dozens of lines and winch cables, often stretched to their snapping point by unpredictable waves and tension caused by unexpected rolling and heaving. Even loose lines can cause serious injuries if allowed to hang or whip around a ship deck unsecured. Injuries from heavy, water-soaked cargo and mooring lines can be among the most dangerous onboard a vessel.
If you were injured in an accident involving a snapped or unsecured line or cable while working onboard a commercial vessel or dock anywhere in U.S. coastal waters or inland waters, you are entitled to seek compensation from the vessel owner under U.S. admiralty law. Money damages can be sought for medical treatment and maintenance and cure for lost earnings. Depending upon the circumstances of your accident, you may also be entitled to seek additional compensation for pain and suffering and punitive damages.
Maritime line injury claims under the Jones Act are often frustrating and confusing. Because many maritime injury claims fall under federal law, you will be expected to navigate a complex system that includes specific deadlines for filing and a specific process for reporting evidence. Don’t let your frustration deny you of your rights.
Maritime injury claims can leave you frustrated and feeling hopeless. We know what your claim means to you and your family. We have helped thousands of injured oil workers, merchant seamen and fishermen get fast, fair treatment for the compensation they need for themselves and their families. We put a primary focus on providing the most efficient services possible. Decades of experience enable us to move cases along quickly and help our clients get the money they need for their injury claims.
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At Doyle Raizner LLP, we stand up and make your voice heard above the complicated process. Based in Houston and Galveston, Texas, we are recognized as one of the nation’s preeminent admiralty injury claims law firms, serving injured seamen and their families nationwide. Federal maritime law allows our team of qualified attorneys to work with local counsel on Jones Act cases anywhere in the U.S. It makes sense to work with one of the nation’s most recognized maritime personal injury law firms.
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Get the answers you need for filing a successful Jones Act injury claim. We are experienced. We are knowledgeable. Contact us today for a free initial consultation. We handle all maritime injury cases on a contingency fee basis. You will not pay attorneys’ fees unless we help you recover compensation.