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Maritime Accident Lawsuits Require Special Legal Training

Maritime Accident Lawsuits Require Special Legal Training

Maritime Accident Lawsuits Require Special Legal Training 150 150 admin

Q: Who is responsible for maritime accidents?

Texas offshore accident attorneys help those working offshore obtain compensation for injuries experienced while working on a shipping vessel, boat, barge, fishing boat, yacht, or oil rig as provided under a federal law called the Jones Act that protects seamen. This law allows injured seamen to seek compensation from their employers where the captain, crew, or vessel owners’ negligence caused the worker’s injury.

Sometimes, non-workers are also injured or killed in maritime accidents. For them and others for whom the Jones Act does not apply, a personal injury lawsuit or, in the case of a fatality, a wrongful death lawsuit by surviving family members, may be indicated.

A Missouri duck boat accident that killed 17 sightseers is subject to a formal Marine Board of Investigation to determine whether any or all of the following were factors in the accident: