Boating Accident Lawyer
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Maritime Accident Attorney
The Jones Act enables seamen to be compensated for maritime injuries resulting from the negligence of their employers or co-workers during the course of their employment on a vessel.
The Jones Act provides that the owner of the vessel owes a seaman the duty to provide a seaworthy vessel. A vessel is seaworthy if:
- It is reasonably fit for its intended use;
- It is equipped with appropriate equipment and safety gear;
- It has a competent crew; and
- It is a safe place to live and work.
Just because a vessel is seaworthy when it leaves shore, it can still become unseaworthy at some point offshore.
If you or a family member has been injured while working at sea because of your employer's negligence, a coworker's negligence, or because of an unseaworthy vessel, hire an experienced Texas maritime accident attorney to investigate your claim. Bush Lewis' Beaumont boating accident lawyers are experienced in all areas of maritime injuries litigation. Call Ken Lewis today at 409-835-3521, or Email us if you are in Port Arthur, Orange, Pasadena, Baytown, Atascocita, or Beaumont, Texas.