Maritime and Offshore Cases

Houston Personal Injury Attorney Steve Lee answers your questions regarding car accidents, truck accidents, DWI accidents, construction accidents, offshore accidents and refinery and industrial accidents. We represent personal injury and accident victims throughout Texas.

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When you’re injured as a result of a maritime accident, the last thing you want to do is fight with insurance adjusters and make waves during your recovery. Unfortunately, insurance companies know this and use your reluctance against you. They…

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The Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) is a controversial agreement that defines ocean ownership rights and responsibilities across the globe. This treaty outlines and assigns ocean segments to various countries. In doing so, it also establishes country guidelines for…

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If you live in Texas, especially southern Texas, you probably know at least one person who works on the water. In fact, there’s a pretty good chance that you make your living from the water. There’s also a pretty good…

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The Defense Base Act (DBA) originally applied only to those individuals working on American military bases abroad. It’s since been expanded to include most federal contractors working outside of the United States. Civilian employees of contractors supporting military and State…

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Most workers’ compensation programs provide payment for an injured employee’s lost wages and medical bills, but do not compensate him for pain and suffering. However, injured seamen can collect additional funds for their pain and suffering through the Jones Act,…

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Defense Base Act (DBA) workers are at daily risk of life-threatening injuries. Some employees may only require benefits for a few months until their injuries have healed, while those who suffer permanent disabilities could potentially be eligible for Defense Base…

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When a person is injured on a vessel offshore as a seaman, crewmember, or passenger, it is important to determine the appropriate legal remedies for obtaining compensation for the injuries suffered. This will increase the likelihood that a victim of…

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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…

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