The Law Office of Scott P. Callahan, P.C. brings years of experience working with personal injury and work related maritime accidents. Scott Callahan is a maritime accident attorney in the Houston, Gulf of Mexico, Galveston Bay, Texas City, League City, La Porte, Baytown areas and throughout Texas, Louisiana, Gulf Coast Areas, and the United States.
About Maritime Law
Maritime law, which is also known as admiralty law, is a set of laws and regulations that apply to open waters and ungoverned areas of ocean. This set of laws applies to seaman that are working in foreign waters that may need to be compensated after an injury that causes financial distress or other forms of loss.
Maritime law protects workers who have suffered serious or life-threatening injuries. This can have serious consequences in the form of large medical bills and the responsibility of providing for a family all while being unable to work.
Finding a Maritime Injury Lawyer
In order to protect the injured worker and their family, it’s necessary to find a personal injury lawyer with experience in maritime law or the offshore injury field. Finding the right lawyer can save you time, money, and a lot of stress. A boating accident can be devastating to the lives of the victims, and it can be the cause of negligence on the part of the employer(s).
Maritime law also protects seaman who become sick or unable to work while offshore. This is called the doctrine of “maintenance and cure.” The seaman, under this doctrine, is entitled to room and board and medical care. If you think this right has been violated, you should contact a personal injury lawyer immediately.
Filing a Maritime Injury Claim
People working on navigable rivers, lakes and the high seas have a different group of rights than those who work on land. If injury or death occurs as a result of an employer’s negligence offshore or on a navigable vessel, a claim against either the employer under the Federal Jones Act or against another party causing the injury under General Maritime Law may be an effective course of action.
Examples of neglect can include faulty equipment, slippery walking surfaces, untrained employees and mechanically malfunctioning vessels. The employee or family may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, future income, future medical expenses, and spouse’s loss of services and society.
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The Law Office of Scott P. Callahan, P.C. is highly capable of handling maritime injury cases, and we’re here to help protect your rights. Contact our 24/7 legal team today—just dial (713) 888-9000 or complete our free online form to get help now.