Maritime Law

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Maritime Law

Nationwide Representation for Maritime Injuries

Herbert & McClelland LLP 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 Houston Texas offices, we handle maritime injury claims throughout the United States and around the world.

Maritime Lawyers and Admiralty Attorneys

Maritime law, or admiralty law often refers to a body of laws that govern ships, boats and other sea going vessels, and includes workers or passengers that occupy these vessels, commerce that occurs on or through these vessels, and accidents and other incidents that occur on the sea.

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, a merchant marine vessel or an offshore oil rig, any seafaring vehicle or off-land piece of property, its subject to the codes and regulations of maritime law. Most of the maritime laws were enacted in order to protect the rights of those that might otherwise not have been afforded legal protection under the law 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.

Maritime law extends the right to file personal injury claims to cruise ship passengers in cases in which the captain, crew, or owners of the cruise line can be shown to have acted negligently Depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding the maritime claim there can be multiple parties liable for accidents and injuries which could include the owner or the ship, the ship’s captain, crew, other employees, as well as various third parties.

Talk to a Maritime Injury Lawyer 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 on the job or in the course of your employment offshore, contact the Maritime Injury Lawyers at Herbert & McClelland LLP.

We can answer any questions about maritime law and advise you of your legal rights at a free initial consultation. If you would like to schedule a consultation with a maritime injury attorney, call us toll-free at 800-741-0718 or 713-987-7100