Maritime Law/Jones Act
Maritime Lawyer in Katy
Nationwide Representation for Maritime Injuries
The Law Office of Shane McClelland represents various types of clients in maritime law claims. We handle maritime injuries on behalf of injured oil workers, longshoremen, harbor workers, sailors, maritime workers, seamen, passengers, and fishermen. From our office in Texas, we handle maritime injury claims throughout the United States and around the world.
Maritime law – or admiralty law – often refers to a body of laws that govern ships, boats, and other sea vessels, as well as the commerce that occurs on or through these vessels.
If you or a loved one has been injured at sea or on a ship, it’s likely to be a maritime claim. Whether it’s a private yacht, a cruise ship, or an offshore oil rig, any vessel or property offshore is subject to maritime law. Most of the maritime laws were enacted in order to protect the rights of those who might otherwise not have been granted legal protection when the open seas fell outside the jurisdiction of the federal government.
Depending on the circumstances of the case, a maritime injury claim may have several different bodies of law that can apply to pursue compensation. Those can include the Jones Act, the Death on the High Seas Act, and the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.
Who Is Liable?
Depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding the maritime claim, there can be multiple parties liable for accidents and injuries.
Liable parties could include:
- The owner or the ship
- The ship’s captain
- The ship’s crew and other employees
- Various third parties, such as equipment manufacturers
Talk to a Maritime Injury Lawyer in Katy Today
As with all injury cases, a lawsuit or claim must be filed before the applicable expiration date in order to preserve your claim and not waive your rights. If you have been injured at sea, offshore, on a boat or ship, or in the course of your employment offshore, the Law Office of Shane McClelland can help.
We can answer any questions you have about maritime law and advise you of your legal rights during a free initial consultation. Together, we can build a strong case that reflects your needs and goals. With Shane McClelland on your side, you will be positioned for success.
If you would like to schedule a consultation with us, call us at (713) 242-1302 today.