Jones Act and Maritime Accidents
Houston Jones Act Lawyers
Gulf Coast Maritime Law Attorneys
A special body of law covers accidents occurring on drilling rigs, cruise ships, fishing boats, barges, and any other vessel in navigable waters. The Jones Act and maritime law focus on protecting seamen. The definition of seamen under the law has expanded to include workers whose jobs are traditionally thought of as land-based. Welders, pipe fitters, fabricators, roustabouts, and drill operators are all covered under the Jones Act and maritime law if they are on an offshore oil rig in navigable waters.
At our Galveston-area law firm, our attorneys and staff have been helping people injured at sea, in the harbor, or on the dock. Our practice includes representing workers injured in the course of their employment as well as individuals who have been hurt in a boating accident on a private pleasure boat or passenger ship.
If you have been injured on an offshore oil rig, ship, pleasure boat, or in any maritime accident, contact an attorney who has been working in this area of law for more than 35 years. Call The Law Firm of Alton C. Todd, to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Houston Jones Act Attorneys
Jones Act and maritime cases are usually filed in federal court. Our Jones Act attorneys practice in state and federal courts in Texas and federal courts in Louisiana and Georgia, including in the Western District of Louisiana, sitting in Lafayette and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals sitting in New Orleans. We have more than 35 years of experience handling state and federal Jones Act and maritime cases.
Schedule a Free Initial Consultation With Our Experienced Texas Law Firm
Let us put our experience to work for you. If you have been injured in an accident in navigable waters, contact a Texas maritime lawyer with the knowledge and experience necessary to build a strong case under the applicable law. Call us at The Law Firm of Alton C. Todd. We help our clients achieve financial security and peace of mind by pursuing financial compensation as quickly as possible.