Jones Act Attorneys in Atlanta
Providing the Representation You Deserve
The Jones Act was originally implemented by the United States Congress in 1920 to provide protections to seamen who suffer from work-related injuries. Under the Act, both inland and offshore seaman are protected, as well as any of their eligible family members in the event of their death.
If you live in the state of Georgia and have been injured in a maritime-related accident, it is in your best interest to contact ChancoSchiffer Law, LLC as soon as possible. Our Atlanta Jones Act Lawyers have helped numerous individuals claim compensation for their work-related injuries that occurred on all types of ships, water-going vessels, and other floating or moveable rigs.
We assist clients who have been injured on all types of vessels, including:
- Fishing vessels
- Diving vessels
- Research vessels
- Cargo ships
- Drill ships
Causes of Maritime Injuries
Whether you work on or near the water, maritime jobs can be extremely dangerous. There are countless situations that can arise that lead to severe, life-threatening injuries.
Our personal injury attorneys are equipped to handle cases involving injuries that were caused by a variety of factors, including:
- Inadequate training
- Unqualified personnel
- Poor supervision
- Defective products or equipment
- Slippery surfaces
- Failure to follow safety procedures
- Use of a boat that is unseaworthy
- Fires and explosions
- Poor maintenance of machinery
Regardless of the cause of your injuries, be sure to get in touch with our legal team as soon as possible. We can help you pursue the compensation you deserve to ensure that you can get the medical treatment that you require.
Recovering Compensation in a Jones Act Case
Cases pertaining to injuries that are covered under the Jones Act can either be heard at the state or federal level. Our knowledgeable personal injury lawyers can evaluate your case and determine whether it should be handled in the state or federal court. In either scenario, we can seek to prove that the owner of the vessel has failed in their duty to provide a seaworthy vessel.
There are several types of damages that you may be entitled to under the Jones Act, including:
- Lost income
- Medical expenses
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
Jones Act claims are subject to a three-year statute of limitations. In other words, your claim must be filed within three years of the date when your injuries occurred. Those who fail to meet this deadline will likely have their case thrown out by the court and not be able to recover compensation.
Get an Experienced Legal Team on Your Side
Like most personal injury claims, Jones Act cases can be challenging to manage on one's own. Clients are typically more successful in recovering maximum compensation for their injuries when they turn to a reputable law firm like ChancoSchiffer Law, LLC. When you work with our dedicated Jones Act attorneys in Atlanta, you can rest assured that your case is being handled in the most effective manner possible.
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All three attorneys are graduates from the Trial Lawyers College.
We will never stop working until we get the best possible outcome for our clients.
Our firm takes on a small caseload to ensure that your case receives the attention that it deserves.
Over $10 Million recovered for our personal injury clients. Our Attorneys are known for setting records in hard cases.
Our firm offers free consultations. It is important to us that we have the opportunity to get to know our clients in order to obtain the best result.
At ChancoSchiffer Law, LLC, our attorneys have over four decades of combined legal experience.