Maritime Injury and Jones Act Claims
When you are injured in a maritime accident it can be difficult to determine where to turn for help. While there are plenty of attorneys who may be willing to take your case, you need to be sure that you are hiring the right attorney for your particular situation. The best way to start the process of choosing a lawyer is to ask questions about the attorney’s legal practice and experience. While you should feel free to ask a lawyer as many questions as you want, below are a few suggestions that you may find helpful to begin the evaluation process:
- What kind of experience do you have handling Jones Act and maritime injury claims?
Jones Act and general maritime injury claims involve complex federal and state laws. These cases tend to be complicated so you need to be certain that you are working with an attorney who not only knows the ins and outs of the law, but is also is very familiar with how the maritime industry operates. The Willis Law Firm has been successfully fighting for the rights of injured workers for more than 30 years. We have litigated cases against major companies throughout the industry recovering millions and millions of dollars for our clients. Our firm is recognized as a leader in Jones Act and general maritime law and we have developed The Jones Act Information Center to provide maritime employees and their families access to important information about the laws that are designed to protect them.
- Can you handle my case even if I live in a different state?
Maritime injuries and accidents happen all over the United States and around the world. When you are dealing with a maritime injury you need to find an experienced attorney who will provide you with the legal representation you need regardless of where you may be living. The Willis Law Firm provides nationwide representation to injured maritime workers. Attorney David Willis is licensed to practice in both Texas and New York making him well positioned to take on maritime injury cases from coast to coast. No matter where you may be located, our firm will build a strong team of experienced lawyers to fight for your rights. We have established strong relationships with lawyers and law firms across the nation with the resources and skills needed to handle the most challenging maritime injury cases.
- How easily will I be able to get a hold of you when I have a question?
When you are injured in an accident you need to know that your attorney will be there to answer your questions. Laws and legal procedures can be intimidating and confusing, particularly if this is your first time dealing with the legal system. At the Willis Law Firm the needs of our clients always come first. We are here to answer your calls 24/7 and offer a multilingual staff fluent in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.
- Is there a fee for an initial consultation with your firm?
When you are trying to find the right attorney to handle your case you should be able to interview the lawyer before you make any commitments. Our firm offers free consultations to seamen and maritime workers who have been injured nationwide. An experienced maritime injury lawyer will answer your questions and carefully review your case to outline the legal options that may available to you. Initial consultations with our firm are always strictly confidential and you will be under no obligation to hire our firm.
- Will my communications with you be confidential?
If you are thinking about hiring an attorney you may be worried about your confidentiality. At the Willis Law Firm everything you tell us will be held in the strictest of confidence. Even if you decide not to hire our firm we will keep your communications completely confidential.
- What will you charge to handle my case?
When you are looking for a lawyer legal costs are a serious consideration. At the Willis Law Firm we handle Jones Act and maritime injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that when we take on your case you will not have to pay any legal fees or expenses until we obtain a financial recovery for you.