Do you understand the laws around maritime accidents? The Jones Act is a set of laws in place to offer legal rights to those who work in the maritime industry, but they don’t read all that clearly. This is why it is essential that anyone who was injured while working on seagoing vessels (or their surviving family members) contact a League City maritime lawyer immediately after an accident.
Why? Well, if you are the injured party you might reasonably say something like “Isn’t risk of injury just part of my job?” The answer can be both “yes” and “no”. There are inherent risks when working on seagoing vessels and in the industries that use them; however, there is a limited amount of risk you are expected to assume. Then there is the risk that you must never take on, and that is often due to negligence.
A League City maritime lawyer can review all of the facts of the case and let you know if you have a viable claim under maritime laws. They can then help you to pursue compensation if due, or to help families of those grievously injured or killed.
A League City maritime lawyer often relies on a team of qualified experts to gather the evidence needed to prove negligence and get the best outcome for their client. Kirkendall Dwyer LLP is a firm with the kind of team you need, and the kind of expertise and experience necessary to recognize valid cases right away.
If you are someone (or the family of someone) harmed in a maritime incident, don’t assume you must accept responsibility for what has happened. Consult with Kirkendall Dwyer LLP today and find out if you are able to claim compensation.