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The Turley & Mara Law Firm, APLC

Injured Seaman: Do Not Give A Recorded Statement

“We give you answers to your Jones Act Case questions in simple, easy to understand English, that everyone can understand. No legal mumbo-jumbo, lawyer talk.” -Bill Turley

The First Step

The one thing I advise  anyone handling their Jones Act Case, is to always tell the truth. Always. No matter what. Do not beat around the bush or sugarcoat anything. You have to be truthful about everything when dealing with your case.

If you are not honest, The judge will dismiss your case. Trust me on it. I have seen it many times.

Order my free book, Win your injury Case. This is the best free advice out there on handling the Jones Act. Trust me. This book is full of helpful information to help you and your family win your Jones Act Case. 

A Law Firm You And Your Family Can Trust

Since 1987, the lawyers at The Turley Law Firm have served injured Seaman in California. Our longevity can be attributed to our dedication to our clients, and our clear record of success. The attorneys at our law firm are driven to be the very best Jones Act lawyers in California. We get results for our clients. Over the years, we have helped thousands of people obtain compensation they need to move forward with their lives. We can help you, too.


Research Your Jones Act Case

This website provides information for persons involved in Jones Act accidents and mishaps. We provide vital information so you can make informed decisions regarding your Seaman accident.

Experience counts.

A Guide For You and Your Family

At The Turley & Mara Law Firm we promise to guide you through the complex legal process. This will allow you the time that is necessary to heal and get better. We will work hard to make sure you do not become a victim a second time by settling for less compensation than what you are rightfully due under the law. Contact us today so we can start helping you.

A State Wide Practice

Seaman from all over California ask us to represent them in their Jones Act case. We can help you too.


Do not fill out any accident reports or give any witness statements. You have no legal obligation to do so. Simply report your injury. Remember this: anything you say or write will be used against you in a court of law. You can and should avoid this trap by refusing to give any type of written or recorded statement.

Sacramento Seaman - Sacramento Merchant Marine Attorney

Seamen that live in Sacramento serve on vessels across the world. Many Sacramento Seamen work out of Los Angeles Harbor, San Francisco, Oakland,  or San Diego Harbor. Sacramento Merchant Marines work on all types of vessels across the world.

We have a state-wide and a world-wide practice. We represent Seamen injured all over California. In addition, many Sacramento residents are injured in every sea and ocean in the world. We handle Seaman injury cases across the globe.

If you are an injured Seaman you have questions about your rights and safety, and are probably concerned what might happen to you if you were involved in a serious or deadly ship accident. Our Sacramento Maritime Attorneys can help. Call us at (619) 234-2833.

We have a State Wide Practice -  Folks from all over Califonria ask us to represent them in Jones Act and Maritime Cases

Give us a call (619) 234-2833

You Can Ask Us A Legal Question For Free

Many attorneys charge hundreds of dollars for an hour of their time. We don't. We know you can't afford to pay hundreds of dollars to have an attorney answer your questions. This is especially true if you are seriously injured and can't work. Or if you lost a family member in a maritime accident.

So this is what we offer here: If you have a legal question about a ship accident, seaman injury or maritime law, and you want our advice - - we will answer the question for free. With no obligation.

Just fill out the contact form and tell us about the problem and we will provide a no cost response.*

* First, although no attorney client relationship is being created by us answering your question; we still consider our communications to be confidential. Meaning, we will not reveal them to any other person or entity. We will not provide your name and/or information to any other person and/or entity. We treat your privacy very seriously.

Second, this Free Legal Advice option does not apply to persons whom already have a lawyer. If you have the right lawyer, then they should be able to answer these questions.

We stand up for you

You want a lawyer that is going to be able to stand up to the insurance company. You want a lawyer that is going to get the maximum recovery for your case.  You don’t want a lawyer that has a learning curve to understand the issues in your case. You want the best. 

William Turley
“When I seek out professional advice, I don’t want B.S., I want it straight up. I figure you do also.”

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