General Maritime Attorney
Before the Jones Act, the General Maritime Law was created from court decisions that determined the rights of seamen. This is also commonly referred to as “Admiralty Law” and is used to govern all offshore questions, injuries, and other offenses.
This law provides additional remedies for injured seamen and their family members. It basically allows injured workers to pursue damages outside the Jones Act.
Maritime law observes a strict liability standard with regards to product liability claims and even provides causes of action for wrongful death that are available to non-seamen injured on the high seas.
You are covered by the General Maritime Law if you engage in activities on the water. Seamen and non-seamen alike can turn to this law for protection.
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