Based in Houston, the civil litigation firm Fisher, Boyd, Johnson & Huguenard, LLP represents individuals and families harmed by maritime accidents along Texas's Gulf Coast and throughout the United States.
Understanding Maritime Law
Ship owners owe a duty of reasonable care to passengers aboard their vessels. Thus, passengers injured aboard ships may often bring a personal injury lawsuit against the ship owner and other parties just as if they had been harmed on land due to another's negligence, recklessness, or willful misconduct. Please see our personal injury/wrongful death page for more information about these claims.
Maritime workers, including seamen, longshoremen, and other maritime workers, may be entitled to assert claims under the maritime laws of the United States, including the Jones Act. Injuries sustained while performing work on oil drilling platforms, boats, and ships in United States coastal waterways and inland navigable waterways, or docks and marine terminals, may constitute on-the-job maritime injuries under the Jones Act or maritime law.
Our attorneys are qualified to handle claims involving:
- International maritime injuries
- Tanker and cargo ship injuries
- Workboat injuries
- Offshore drilling rigs, including jack-up drilling rigs, semi-submersible drilling rigs, and drill ships
- Tugboat and barge injuries
- Inland marine injuries
- Dockworker injuries
- Cruise ship injuries
Injured maritime workers may be entitled to bring suit under the Jones Act or general maritime law, and the families of workers killed in maritime accidents may also be entitled to bring suit to recover money damages.
Seek Effective, Experienced Representation
Our attorneys understand the Jones Act and other federal maritime laws as well as the legal responsibilities of maritime employers. Furthermore, we appreciate the risks faced by maritime workers, and we will work to ensure that they receive full and fair compensation for their injuries. Please contact Fisher, Boyd, Johnson & Huguenard, LLP for additional information about maritime litigation.