How You Know It’s Time to Call an Experienced Maritime Injury Attorney
- Did you or a loved one suffer a serious injury while on or near the water?
- Are you worried about how you are going to pay the medical bills?
- Are you unsure how to provide for your family after the accident?
- Think you might need an attorney but do not know how to pay for one?
- Is the insurance company giving you the run around?
- Is the evidence that proves your case wasting away or worse being lost or destroyed?
- Has the at-fault party failed to take financial responsibility?
- Does the system seem complicated and titled against you?
- Afraid you might get taken advantage of?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, it’s time to give us a call and talk to an experienced maritime injury attorney. We know what it feels like to feel frustrated, confused, and uncertain about you and your family’s future. You don’t have to feel overwhelmed or like a victim. Regain control. Stand up for you and your family. Put us to work for you.
How to Know If Your Case Falls Under Maritime or Admiralty Law
If you were injured while working at sea, on a dock, or on a river, your case may fall under maritime or admiralty law. Unfortunately, navigating the maritime and admiralty law claims process can often be confusing and overwhelming. It is not always obvious whether you have a workers’ comp claim, longshore claim, traditional personal injury case, or a maritime or admiralty claim. The most important thing to know is that if you were hurt while on or near water, you should consult with an experienced maritime and admiralty law firm to determine what type of claim you might have.
Understanding Maritime law in Texas and the Gulf Coast
Maritime and Admiralty law covers the range of legislation and common law that governs claims that originate on or near bodies of water. Notably, maritime cases generally fall under federal jurisdiction, but, at times, may be litigated in state court. To be clear, you do not have to be working on the ocean or in international waters to have this type of claim. Injuries that occur while on harbors, docks, and other locations on or near related to navigable waters may qualify as maritime or admiralty claims. Offshore maritime injury claims may be governed by The Jones Act; The Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA); or general maritime law. If you are a Longshoreman, your claim may be governed by The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA).
Compensation Available to Injured Victims
While maritime and admiralty claims can be especially complicated, it is important to remember that you and your family are still entitled to recover full and fair compensation for your damages. Julian C. Gomez is a top-rated Texas maritime law attorney. If you were injured or your family member was killed while working on the Gulf Coast of Texas, our law firm will help get justice and the maximum available financial support. Money damages may be available for:
Get Help From Our Texas and Gulf Coast Maritime & Admiralty Injury Attorney Today
At The Julian C. Gomez Law Firm, our Texas maritime accident attorney has the skills and knowledge needed to represent injured victims in complex claims. If you were injured while on or near water we are here to help. For a free consultation, please contact our law firm today. We serve communities throughout Texas and the Gulfcoast.
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