West Virginia Maritime Attorney
The Maritime / Jones Act
Maritime Law refers to a set of laws including the Jones Act that serve
to regulate the way non-military vessels interact with each other. They
encompass all activity on waterways, including international waters.
The Jones Act contains provisions that protect:
- Oil and gas workers
- Fishing boat workers
- Cruise ship passengers
Personal injury victims in relation to piracy
- Other employees on the waterways
Maritime law can be complicated for those who do not specialize in it,
and this lack of functional experience can lead to a failed pursuit of
compensation. Instead, consult an experienced West Virginia personal injury lawyer.
Where Legislation Extends to
Maritime law has grown to encompass a wide range of personal injury related
events that take place on oceans, in international waters, and beyond.
Maritime law also has jurisdiction over commercial activities and interests
such as those in the fishing or energy industries that occur entirely
on land. If it is related to a type of maritime activity, then it is most
likely covered in the Jones Act and other existing legislation within
Whether your injuries are caused by negligent safety maintenance, collisions
with other ships, piracy and everything in between, compensation for personal
injuries that applies to maritime law is an option that should be pursued.
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Hartley Law Group, PLLC has dedicated more than 30 years to providing the
absolute best legal support, services and representation to victims who
have been injured in accidents at sea as described in all areas of maritime
law, including the Jones Act. Our staff of highly skilled professionals
has a wealth of invaluable experience in building high-powered strategies.
We have effectively identified negligent parties that caused injuries
while making strong cases for adequate and substantial compensation. We
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