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Texas Maritime Injury Lawyers

Our Texas Maritime Injury Lawyers will provide you with answers and help you and your family recover the proper compensation you deserve after a maritime injury or wrongful death at or near the sea.

Our law firm has decades of experience as nationally recognized trial lawyers in the admiralty industry. We use this experience daily to help our clients understand what they are entitled to under general maritime law and how you can put yourself or your family in the best position for additional compensation due to negligence. The maritime industry has many jobs on vessels such as ships or more often drilling vessels in the Gulf of Mexico. Let us share our great experience and knowledge to help you understand what you are entitled to after a personal injury on or near the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and many navigable inland waterways in Texas. Maritime workers serve a vital role in the Texas economy. Their contributions to oil and gas exploration, fishing and seafood production, commerce on Texas waters and various other jobs considerably benefit all Texans. Risk for injury is constantly present and Doyle Dennis LLP Trial Lawyers focuses on advocating for victims of Texas maritime accidents.

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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.

What Am I Entitled To After I Suffer A Maritime Injury?

The Jones Act provides many protections for injured maritime workers. In addition, an American maritime employer no matter the cause for the illness or injury is responsible for the payment of maintenance and cure, which is not a workers’ compensation program. Maintenance is paid in the form of a daily allowance intended to cover living expenses while you can’t work due to illness or injury. It covers things such as rent, transportation to and from medical providers, utility bills, food and certain others. Maintenance is intended to help you keep as much as your normal life and living conditions as usual in case of a maritime accident, injury, or illness.
Cure is the medical expenses and bills you run into due to the illness or injury from your maritime accident. The responsibility of maintenance and cure remains regardless of whether any negligence led to the illness or injury. This responsibility remains active until the seaman reaches maximum medical improvement. Maximum medical improvement for an injured seaman simply means as good as recovery as you’re going to get. Basically, the point in time when little to no medical improvement can be expected.
These benefits after a maritime workplace injury can be collected regardless of a Jones Act claim. Additional recovery for maritime workers can also fall under a Jones Act Claim. This maritime injury claim is possible if the injury or illness is caused by negligence. Negligence can cover many different types of offshore accidents. An experienced admiralty attorney can help you understand how negligence could have played a role in your maritime accident. One cause of negligence is unseaworthiness which stems from unsafe conditions on a vessel, and can include the equipment, machines and tools used for your work and the operation of the vessel. These damages from a Jones Act claim are similar to all personal injury claims and can include loss of past and future earnings, medical expenses, physical impairment, mental anguish, and pain and suffering.

Injured In Texas Waters?

Our abilities cover all Texas waterways:

  •  Texas Gulf Coast accidents in channels and ports, including Galveston, Port Isabel, Victoria, Texas City, Port of West Calhoun, Matagorda, Victoria, Port Arthur, Ingleside, Corpus Christi, Sabine Pass, and Lavaca among others.
  •  Commerce in the Houston Ship Channel and traffic on the Red River, Rio Grande River, Colorado River, Sabine River, San Antonio River, Pecos River and other rivers in Texas.
  •  Commercial fishing boat accidents and other vessels in Galveston Bay, Matagorda Bay and other coastal locations.
  •  Business interruption and property damage from oil spills or other negligence by corporations in waterways and oil drilling.
  •  Cruise Ships sailing out of Galveston into the Gulf of Mexico are covered under federal maritime law. Injured passengers and workers may be able to pursue claims in federal courts if they are injured aboard the ship in the Gulf of Mexico.
  •  The Port of Houston serves as one of the largest ports from the Gulf of Mexico to all over the world. It is vital to the country’s economy and has played a key role in the growth of the local Texas economy. Tens of thousands of maritime jobs work at or sail through the Port of Houston. Longshoremen working at the Port of Houston are generally covered by the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA). All vessels traveling into the Port of Houston and those temporarily docked fall under federal maritime law such as the Jones Act.

Trust our history as Texas maritime injury attorneys in helping our clients get the verdicts and settlements they deserve

Our Past Maritime Claims

Our claims include injuries on vessels such as barges, tugboats, commercial fishing vessels, cargo vessels, tankers, drill ships, floating rigs, and others. We also work on claims for onshore maritime injuries suffered by dock workers, longshoremen, harbor workers covered under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWCA) .Offshore injuries aboard drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico and the Outer Continental shelf are generally covered under federal maritime law such as the Jones Act.. Comprehensive knowledge of the Jones Act and other maritime laws allows our attorney to put a concerted effort towards recovery after your maritime injury.

Why Choose Our Maritime Law Firm?

At the law firm of Doyle LLP, we take pride in the dedication we put into earning your trust and building a strong attorney-client relationship. Our clients from around the globe can attest to our ability to navigate difficult legal matters and help them always understand what they are facing and what they deserve. Maritime claims require great knowledge of the maritime industry and the unique federal law that governs it. This takes decades of experience to master and hiring a law firm with little to no experience in the area could possibly sell your claim short of its true value. Our law firm consists of a team of dedicated attorneys, legal assistants and additional support staff with the focus to help you understand your maritime workers’ rights and get the compensation you deserve. We work with our clients every step of the process to help ease the troubles after a serious injury, illness or death is sustained in the maritime industry. Our law firm knows what your legal case means to you and your loved ones, and we fight for you every step of the way. Our experienced maritime trial attorneys will fight all the way to a verdict from a jury as we have successfully done many times before in our maritime cases. Our history of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts in federal courts backs up our reputation as willing to see cases all the way through for the clients we believe in.

What Are The Costs For Hiring Our Firm?

The answer simply is there are absolutely no up-front fees or costs in hiring our firm as your Texas maritime injury attorneys. Our personal injury firm works on a contingency fee basis. The only way for us to get paid, is if you get paid. In reality, we take on all the financial risk of pursuing your injury or wrongful death claim because we only take on cases where we believe in our clients and the durability of their claims. Not a single cent of your money will be used to pursue the claim unless we are able to help you to a financial recovery. Our firm also believes in the ability of people to seek legal counsel without cost as you are welcome to contact us anytime to set up a free consultation for your potential maritime injury claim. Our attorneys understand the difficulty that many face while pursuing a maritime claim so we want you to understand we believe strongly in our attorney client relationship and will treat you with respect and guidance every step of the way.

From our home state of Texas to the rest of the world, our firm has demonstrated the ability to help maritime accidents resulting in injury. Please contact us to discuss your potential claim

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Benefits of Working with a maritime lawyer at Doyle Dennis LLP

  • Our Maritime Lawyer has decades of experience in aggressively pursuing offshore injury and Jones Act cases
  • We have a track record of swiftly pursuing maritime cases to get the best recovery as soon as possible
  • We have won millions for clients involved in offshore injury and Jones Act cases
  • We have a track record of taking offshore injury and Jones Act cases to trial and winning
  • Offshore companies and their insurers know our history of success, which translates to getting the best results for our clients time and time again
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