The Law Firm Seamen Turn to Across the Nation
In 1920, the U.S. Congress passed the Merchant Marine Act as a way to address the dangerous working conditions seamen on board merchant vessels faced every day. Nicknamed after Senator Wesley L. Jones, who sponsored the bill, the Jones Act gives longshoremen, seamen, fishermen, and workers on vessels and docks on our harbors, coastlines and inland waterways a means to seek compensation for injuries suffered on the job. Over the years, the Jones Act has helped protect seamen and their families from the unfair and unsafe practices of vessel owners and sea-transport shipping companies.
Since 1970, Protecting Men and Women Working in the Maritime Trades
Admiralty law and Jones Act injury claims fall under U.S. federal and state court jurisdiction. Filing a successful injury or wrongful death claim under the Jones Act requires an in-depth knowledge of U.S. maritime law. Lyle C. Cavin, Jr. & Associates has developed a trusted network of talented maritime counsel and experts throughout every major shipping port in the United States. Our team of attorneys is admitted to represent clients in federal courts throughout the United States federal court system. We have represented clients with Jones Act lawsuits in numerous West Coast courts, as well as almost every major port city in the United States.
Our philosophy is simple: Work hard on behalf of the injured seaman, and use every possible measure to vigorously protect his rights under the law. When you retain our firm, you get more than a lawyer. You get a team of qualified legal professionals working under the direction of senior attorney Lyle C. Cavin, Jr., named by the Martindale-Hubbell peer rating survey as one 2010's preeminent lawyers for admiralty/maritime law.
Free Consultation · Lowest Contingency Fee Percentage in the Region
If you are seeking legal redress for an injury suffered on the job on a vessel, on the docks or working with sea-transport cargo, talk to us about getting the legal help you need. Maritime law is complex. After more than four decades, there are still legal complexities in some types of cases that we have never seen before. By relying on experienced knowledge of the admiralty law court system and intelligent strategies, we are able to effectively navigate the roughest legal waters.
We charge nothing to evaluate your case and start the claim process. We cover the full cost of investigating and preparing your case and you won't pay any attorneys' fees unless we help you recover the money damages you are seeking. The fee structure is referred to as contingency fees, which simply means that you will pay us a percentage of the amount of compensation we recover for you. Our firm charges the lowest contingency fee percentage of any maritime law litigation firm in the region.
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We represent seamen and their families in cities throughout the United States. Contact us to arrange a free case evaluation with one of our experienced Oakland maritime attorneys today.