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Maritime & Offshore Injuries

Maritime & Offshore Injury Lawyer in Dallas

What are maritime laws?

The Jones Act, Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA), and Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA), are maritime laws that make it possible for workers injured on offshore vessels to seek compensation if they are injured in an accident. When an individual is injured in an offshore accident in the Gulf of Mexico, where Texas laws don't apply, it is important to know that there are still coverages enacted on your behalf.

The maritime law-related acts are explained:

  • The Jones Act - This allows injured seamen to file a claim against employers for financial compensation. In order to be successful, negligence of an employer or crewmember must be proven. It can also be shown that the accident was caused by the vessel's unseaworthiness.
  • Death on the High Seas Act - This allows a family to take legal action against the vessel's owner if a loved one was killed in international waters. Negligence must be proven in order to be successful.
  • Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act - This works similar to workers' compensation of most states. A no-fault system is in place and the employer's workers' compensation insurance provider is responsible for paying out compensation for medical expenses and lost wages.

Why trust in The Daspit Law Firm?

When an individual is hurt in Dallas, the laws pertaining to the situation are usually pretty straightforward regarding how to take legal action and against whom. Maritime laws are a bit more complex and having a Dallas personal injury attorney on your side can help make things a bit simpler. At The Daspit Law Firm, we are well aware of the laws pertaining to offshore injuries and we can represent you or your family as you seek compensation for injury-related damages.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an offshore injury, call our firm. We are available 24/7 to help you and we will take a look at the circumstances detailing the accident that caused you or your loved one harm. When you schedule your free case review, we will explain the full scope of maritime laws and how they relate to your situation. Our team will then advise you on how to move forward with a lawsuit should you choose to take legal action.

Just a Few Reasons to
Choose The Daspit Law Firm

  • We Get to Know Clients on a Personal Level
  • There Are No Legal Fees Unless We Win Your Case
  • We Make Home and Hospital Visits for Clients
  • We Offer Free and Confidential Case Reviews
  • We're Available 24/7, At Night and On Weekends

What Our
Clients Are Saying

  • Thank you so much Daspit!!

    “Thank you so much Daspit!! You made the accident that I was in not so traumatizing. When I was hit by a person who was not from Houston and did not know downtown well he at first was sorry and admitted it was his fault until the cops showed up. From that point on I was in a panic until I entered your office and you guided me through.I recommend Daspit to anyone who wants to be treated with compassion and needs true guidance through the law.”

    Erica G.

  • Mr Grinsfelder at Daspit Law firm took good care of me.

    “Mr Grinsfelder at Daspit Law firm took good care of me. I had a bad accident while on my job and was worried how I would take care of my family but he fixed everything. I am very happy I called Daspit Law and worked with Mr Grinsfelder. God bless you!”

    Victor M.

  • Super excited about my visit to Daspit Law Firm.

    “Super excited about my visit to Daspit Law Firm. They were very attentive, listened to all my needs and got right work on my case. They made me feel like a real person and not a number. If my first visit is any indication of whats to come I feel confident they will meet and/or exceed my expectations!”

    Cedric A.

  • I will definitely refer Daspit Law Firm to my friends and family. Thank you!

    “I hired Daspit Law firm last year to help me receive financial aid for my long term recovery after a serious auto accident I was involved in. They far exceed all my expectations with the settlement I received. I will definitely refer Daspit Law Firm to my friends and family. Thank you!”

    Ellie J.

  • Such a great experience from start to finish.

    “Such a great experience from start to finish. From the moment I called to the first visit everyone was extremely cordial and went out of their way to accommodate my needs. We went through everything step by step and they made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process. very pleased with the settlement!”

    Julian S.