Vessels Covered Under Jones Act

Types of Vessels Covered Under Jones Act

Experienced Texas Jones Act Attorneys

There are many different types of offshore vessels that are covered by the Jones Act. The Jones Act protects injured seamen and maritime workers in Texas, Louisiana, Georgia and throughout the Gulf Coast. The jurisdiction of the act also covers the Intracoastal Canal and other bodies of water that connect with the Gulf of Mexico.

The Law Firm of Alton C. Todd provides experienced representation for Jones Act and maritime law claims that arise out of accidents along the Gulf Coast. We have represented injured seamen, including welders, drill operators, pipe fitters and many other offshore workers in Jones Act claims. Many of our clients are not aware of their rights and need an experienced lawyer to help them properly file a claim.

Types of Vessels Covered Under the Jones Act

Our Houston lawyers have represented victims of injury and wrongful death on vessels that include:

  • Cruise ships
  • Recreational boats and watercraft
  • Commercial fish boats
  • Offshore drilling rigs and platforms
  • Supply and crew boats
  • Tugs and barges
  • Dock structures
  • The Houston Ship Channel

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.

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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.