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California Maritime Accident Lawyer

California Maritime Accident Lawyers

Our California maritime accident lawyers will provide you with answers and produce results to help you and your family recover the proper compensation you deserve following a maritime injury.

At Doyle LLP, we have years of experience working in the maritime law industry which we will use to assist you in your fight. We use this accumulated experience daily to help our clients assess their claims so that they receive full compensation from their injury or wrongful death at or near the sea. The maritime industry has a large variety of jobs on many different types of vessels so an attorney experienced in the field may be necessary to make sure your claim does not get sold short of its true value. Allow us to share our experience working in the maritime law industry to help you understand what you are facing and what you are entitled to following your injury. Risk for injury is a constant presence and Doyle LLP can help assess it to advocate for victims of all maritime accidents. Maritime workers serve a vital role in not only California’s economy but also the nation’s economy as a whole. They contribute to important industries such as oil and gas exploration, fishing and seafood production, and commerce on California waterways. Assisting their fight if they happen to get injured is an important job that Doyle LLP can help fulfill.

Our California Maritime Accident Lawyers will provide you with answers

With over 800 miles of coastline and eight major ports, California receives thousands of vessels involved in international trade every year. If you are injured while working on inland, harbor or coastal waters of California as a longshoreman, commercial fisherman, international merchant mariner, or vessel crew, you are covered by the Jones Act.
Claims under the Jones Act are highly complex and unique. Successful navigation of the legal procedures and guidelines requires detailed knowledge of maritime law and court expectations. U.S. admiralty law can fall under federal court jurisdiction as well as state court jurisdiction. This allows you to hire an experienced law firm located anywhere in the nation, provided your attorney has the resources and ability to work with local counsel in California.
Maritime injuries can lead to feelings of frustration and hopelessness. We understand the importance of your claim to you and your family. We have succeeded in recovering much needed compensation for thousands of merchant seamen, fishermen, and injured oil workers. We aim to get our clients the fair and rapid treatment they deserve throughout the legal process by putting a primary focus on the most efficient services possible. Decades of experience allow us to advance cases along promptly and help our clients to seek potential compensation for their injuries.

Why do I need a specialized maritime attorney?

Maritime injury attorneys are a unique group of attorneys who spend decades to understand the maritime industry and the highly specialized laws that govern it. This makes a qualified admiralty and maritime attorney difficult to find. These highly specialized maritime attorneys can’t be found in most states. They often have law firms near the maritime industry so they have direct access to the specific industry they work with. If you hire an attorney with little to no experience in maritime injury claims you may be selling yourself short of the potential value of your maritime injury claim. The Jones Act allows injured or ill seamen to have additional claims for negligence and unseaworthiness. These additional Jones Act claims can lead to far greater recovery with additional damages most commonly seen in personal injury cases on land. The Jones Act damages can include lost wages, lost future earnings, medical expenses in the past and future, pain and suffering, mental anguish and physical disability or impairment. Only an experienced maritime trial attorney firm will know how to present this to a jury or insurer. Hiring an attorney with experience in the maritime injury sector not only gives you the best shot at recovering what you deserve, but they also know from their past cases and clients how to guide you throughout every step of the process.

Free Consultation · Contingency Fee Basis · Nationwide Representation

At Doyle LLP, we believe in a contingency fee basis. Simply put, this means we do not get paid, unless you get paid. We take on all the financial risk because we only take on cases where we believe in our clients. Not a single cent of your money will be used to take on your claim unless we are able to help you with a financial recovery. Our firm also holds the opinion that people should be able to seek legal counsel without any cost. You are welcome to contact us anytime to set up a free consultation regarding your potential claim. We understand the hardship that an injury or illness may bring, so we focus on building a strong attorney client relationship to treat you with respect and trust every step of the way.

Learn more about our notable maritime cases on our Significant Cases pages.

Doyle LLP Trial Lawyers is respected as one of the nation’s most experienced maritime law firms. From our offices in Houston and Galveston our lawyers have successfully helped hundreds of injured maritime workers pursue financial damages and receive maintenance and cure while recovering from injuries. We are responsive, professional and offer experience you can depend on to support your injury claim.
Please see our significant cases page for more information.

Injured in California Waterways?

We offer coverage for all California waterways:

  • California maritime accidents in channels and ports such as the Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Port of Hueneme, Port of San Diego.
  • Commerce in ship channels and rivers such as the Colorado River, Sacramento River, San Joaquin River, Pit River, Eel River, and other rivers in California.
  • Commercial trading and fishing boat accidents on San Francisco Bay, Monterey bay, Grizzly Bay, Santa Monica Bay, and other coastal locations and waterways.
  • We cover business interruption such as oil spills and other accidents caused by negligence that cause you to lose work.
  • Cruise ships sailing out into the Pacific from California are covered under federal maritime law. This allows for you to pursue claims in a federal maritime court if you are injured aboard a ship in the pacific.

National Representation

Contact us for a free consultation with one of our veteran California maritime accident lawyer. We work on cases on a contingency fee basis. You will not pay attorneys’ fees unless you receive compensation due to our help.

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