Maritime accidents include injuries sustained in boating accidents, cruise ship accidents, and accidents covered under the Jones Act (such as oil rig accidents, international maritime injuries, shore-based maritime accidents, and fatal accidents at sea).
Accidents at sea have a unique set of laws that apply to them such as the Jones Act, the Death on the High Seas Act, and the Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act. These laws are designed to protect fishermen, seamen, oil rig workers, and harbor workers and their families.
Statute of Limitations
Similar to other personal injury laws, maritime laws also have a statute of limitations. The statute of limitations concerns the time in which an action must be filed after the accident occurs or after the injury first becomes apparent. If a lawsuit is not filed prior to the expiration of the applicable statute of limitations, the person will be prevented from ever filing a lawsuit for their injuries. Thus if you have been injured in a maritime accident, it is important that you promptly contact a lawyer so that the statute of limitations for your claim does not expire.
We Are Here for You
At Dore Law Group, we understand what is at stake if you have been injured while at sea or in a maritime setting. We know that injuries are often serious and can lead to time off from work and high medical bills. In some cases, injuries may result in death or permanent incapacitation.
If you or a family member has been hurt or has died at sea or while working in a maritime setting (such as working on a boat, dock, harbor, or oil rig), call us so that we may learn about your case and the injuries suffered. We can then explain the options available for your case. The initial visit is free, and you are under no obligation to use us. If you hire our law firm, we will work hard for you to advance your case and help recover for you all damages to which you may be entitled.