Q: I’ve been injured while working at sea. How much will it cost to speak with a maritime lawyer?
At first, you may be reluctant to talk with a maritime attorney due to the prospect of legal fees. However, since your initial consultation is free, you shouldn’t hesitate to pursue competent and skilled legal representation.
Consulting h a lawyer is a critical first step on the road to a full recovery. The successful pursuit of a claim under the Jones Act or the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act demands the expertise of an experienced maritime injury attorney.
Speaking With an Attorney
When you’ve been injured due to your maritime occupation, securing knowledgeable legal representation is essential. Maritime litigation often requires injured workers to pursue compensation from large corporations and insurance conglomerates with experienced legal teams. While most maritime legal issues are governed by federal law, state courts decide some of these matters, further complicating litigation. Any mishandling of these complex legal issues may result in lower compensation, or even the complete dismissal of your case.
You need representation by an attorney well-versed in the unique aspects of maritime law, including:
- The statute of limitations for maritime claims
- Seaworthiness of the vessel
- Relevant international legislation
- The legal status of employees and vessels at the time of the accident
Contingency Fee Arrangements
When you’re faced with the prospect of sizable medical bills and lost income due to a maritime injury, the financial burden may seem overwhelming. Fortunately, a contingency fee arrangement allows you to secure the legal representation you need at no upfront cost. Your attorney will be paid only after your case is successfully resolved, eliminating your financial risk.
The initial consultation will cost you nothing, other than a little bit of your time. Legal fees should never stand between you and the compensation you deserve, and you have nothing to lose by contacting us for help with your claim. To discuss your claim, contact the law offices of Steve M. Lee, P.C., by using the form on this page.