The Jones Act
Part of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, the Jones Act outlines seamen’s rights in the event of injury while under the employ of a water-going vessel such as a tanker, cargo ship, fishing boat or other commercial ship. This important piece of legislation states that sailors who suffer a personal injury during the course of service not only may seek coverage by the ship owner for costs related transportation, treatment and recovery as well as per diem. Additionally, the Jones Act allows injured seamen to seek damages from a ship owner or operator in cases where the personal injury resulted from the negligence of another. While undergoing this process is purely voluntary for those who have been injured, it is highly recommended to seek the advice of a Miami personal injury lawyer with maritime experience who understands the law and can help to recover or award costs.
Coverage for Injuries Under the Jones Act
Falling ill or being injured while in the service of a tanker, cargo ship or other commercial water-going vessel is covered under the Jones Act, even in terms of covering normal daily expenses you would have incurred, had there been no personal injury at all. When the cause of the injury is deemed to have been the negligence of a ship’s operator, or indicated negligence in some other way, then the ship owner may be held liable for additional expenses resulting from wages lost or projected wages lost.
Miami Personal Injury Attorney
Because it can sometimes be a challenge to collect accurate information from ship operators and owners regarding a seaman personal injury claim, it is critical to enlist the services of an attorney who is experienced in representing maritime claims. Attorney Maria Rubio is a dedicated legal professional who can provide a thorough and compelling case for personal injury compensation based on the details of the event. Our firm stands for the best interests of our clients and will not rest until your case is presented in the best way possible.
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The victim of an accident caused by the negligent act of another person has the legal right to pursue financial compensation in a civil court. By detailing the injury, the circumstances and the ensuing struggles related to recovery, it is possible to recuperate any lost funds and receive additional compensation for future costs as well.
The Law Offices of Maria Rubio have a strong background in health and medicine, and understand many cases both from a medical and legal perspective. With a specialty in personal injury law, our firm focuses on the important details that make up a strong case. We will work hard to build a solid and compelling argument in our pursuit of a fair settlement or a judgment for financial compensation to cover any costs associated with the injury.
Contact a Miami personal injury lawyer if you have been the victim of an accident caused by another's negligence, and would like to discuss your options.