Q: I’ve suffered a maritime injury. Do I need a lawyer?
Yes. If you’ve suffered an injury at sea or an injury doing any kind of maritime work in a dock, harbor, or other location, then you need an attorney to represent you and to help you get the full and fair recovery that you deserve.
You Need a Maritime Attorney
The attorney who handled your car accident may have been excellent and the personal injury attorney you heard about may come well recommended. However, a general personal injury lawyer is not necessarily who you want representing you in a maritime injury case. Most personal injury lawyers are unfamiliar with the ins and outs of maritime claims and may be ill prepared to handle your case.
Maritime injury law is complex. Specific laws—that are both historic and complicated—may apply to your recovery. Your case may need to be decided in a federal court rather than a state court, it could involve more than one defendant, and the evidence necessary to prove your claim may be unique to the maritime industry. These factors can make it very difficult for anyone other than an experienced maritime injury lawyer to represent you.
What to Consider Before Hiring an Attorney
Maritime law is older than the founding of the United States, so it takes someone who has dedicated years of study to really master this field. Attorney Steve Lee has years of experience practicing maritime law, and he can accept cases from all over the United States. Additionally, he wants to get to know you and your family so that our legal team can help you get the compensation that you deserve. Your injury is unique and our goal is to help you make a fair and just recovery.
You have a limited amount of time to file a maritime injury case, and the sooner that you file a case the sooner that you may make a recovery. Accordingly, it is important to begin working with an experienced maritime attorney as soon as you can after you’ve been hurt. To get started, please contact us via this website or by phone at any time. We would be pleased to provide you with a free initial consultation anywhere that is convenient for you including your hospital room, your home, or our office. Contact us today to learn more.