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Are You An Injured Seaman?

"If you are a seriously injured San Francisco Jones Act Seaman  - you need to know the facts of life. We give it too you straight. No sugar added.  No lawyer talk, no double talk. Just good old fashioned, unsweetened truth" San Francisco Jones Act Lawyer - Bill Turley

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“You should compare the lawyers you are thinking about hiring. If you can find a better San Francisco Jones Act Lawyer  than us, you should hire them.”

 

America's Leading Jones Act Lawyer

Invited Speaker at 2011 Maritime Personal Injury Seminar – Jones Act
Proctor in Admiralty
Awarded Super Lawyer 2011-2017
Highest Rated Jones Act Lawyer by Avvo.com
Elected President of Consumer Attorneys
2011 New York Times Top Attorney
Awarded Best Lawyer  2012-201
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Are you an Injured Seaman?

If you are a maritime worker or seaman who has suffered a maritime injury while working as crew of a tanker, tug, barge, trawler, jack-up rig, semi-submersible rig, mobile offshore drilling rig, container ship, auto carrier, fishing boat, or other maritime vessel, you have rights under the Jones Act and other maritime laws. But it's critical that you contact a maritime lawyer for help.

We know how critical it is for you to cover medical expenses and to care for your family in the unfortunate event that you are injured or become ill while serving as a seaman or longshoreman.


We understand that you have questions about your rights and safety, and are probably concerned what might happen to you if you were seriously injured on a vessel. After a serious vessel injury or fatality involving a family member, you have a lot of decisions to make. Trouble is, everyone is hounding you to sign forms, give a recorded statement, chose a doctor and the like.


Get answers to your vessel injury questions by a San Francisco Jones Act Attorney - - BEFORE you sign any company forms, hire the wrong work injury lawyer for your case, or take any other important steps. Make sure you order a free copy of my book, Win Your Injury Case. I wrote for folks like you, who need help with their case.

After You Are Seriously Injured - The Company Isn’t  Your Friend

The Jones Act differs from normal worker’s compensation cases because it doesn’t limit the money you can receive for your injuries.  Whether it was the negligent actions of co-workers, officers or the particular employee that led to the accident, you may receive money compensation. You have the right to sue for substantial recovery of lost present and future wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering and disfigurement.

Don’t count on the insurance company (or the company you work for) to tell you any of this when they contact you after the accident. They are more likely to try and coerce you into quickly signing a lowball settlement offer for far less than you will get in court or for the amount they may settle for later on. They will try to get you to receive your medical treatment from the company doctor. This is always a mistake. Under the Jones Act - you get to chose who you get your medical treatment from.

 

Research Your Jones Act Case

Start by reading my book, Win Your Injury Case. You can order it on Amazon or better yet, we will send it to you totally free, we even cover shipping. I wrote the book for folks like you to help win their case.

Use this website as a resource for you and your family during your time of uncertainty. You will see we have hundreds of pages of useful information to help you prevail in your case and we are adding more great content every day. This website provides you answers to your Jones Act questions without you having to leave home.


We cover topics from What is the Jones Act? to Who is a Seaman? to Jones Act Seaman Checklist - How To Keep From Sinking Your Jones Act Injury Case to Maintenance Rate Too Low? to What is Maintenance and Cure? to What is Jones Act Unseaworthiness? We provide information you need in order to understand and win your Jones Act case.

 

How to Research Your California Jones Act Seaman Case Right Now

You can start researching your Jones Act Seaman case right now by following these links:

By Visiting our Jones Act Seaman Library

By visiting our Jones Act Seaman Video Library

 

Contact Us to Learn More

At The Turley & Mara Law Firm, APLC we understand Seaman accidents. To learn more about how we can protect your rights; contact us.

510-858-2822

 

Oakland Office

1300 Clay Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 858-2822

San Francisco Office
275 Battery St. Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA 94111
866-705-4617

 

We Know How to Listen



The people who come to us for help are seriously injured. They never imagined that they could not continue to work. They are worried. They and their families need money for health bills, rent, mortgages, food, school supplies, and all the rest that goes into a satisfying, safe, good life. When you work with us, you’ll understand that we understand. We know the value of your case. We have our own families and concerns and truly understand where you are coming from.

 

“We give you  straight forward answers to your Jones Act questions in simple, easy to understand English, that everyone can understand. No legal mumbo-jumbo, lawyer talk. We provide a plain English no B.S. roadmap to the medical treatment and money you and your family deserve.” San Francisco Jones Act Lawyer - Bill Turley

 

Get answers to your vessel injury questions by a Jones Act Attorney  in San Francisco - - BEFORE you sign any company forms, hire the wrong work injury lawyer for your case, or take any other important steps. You may not need a lawyer. If so, you can make decisions on your own, with the FREE information on this website.

 

What The Jones Act Means To You And Your Medical Treatment



The Jones Act is an San Francisco mariner’s best friend when you’re injured on the water. It’s laws let you rest easier and you don’t have to feel pressured when the company tries to intimidate you to see its physician. You get to decide on your own choice of medical providers. Moreover, your round trip travel expenses to the medical facility are covered. Medical treatment is called “cure” under Maritime Law.

You also have the final decision in determining medical tests. For example, some company doctors will try to convince you not to undergo an MRI and rest the injury instead so that the company can save money. Well, you can insist on taking the test; you don’t have to take that advice “lying down.”

After all, what’s truly important is the rest of your life, not the money the company will save from using their own doctor or their own testing decisions.

Whether you work on a vessel, the Jones Act gives San Francisco Jones Act Seaman legal rights that may very well entitle you to monetary compensation when you suffer an injury or illness at work. The Jones Act is there to protect you and holds the owner or the company accountable for negligence and unseaworthiness.

 

Why Hire Us For Your Jones Act Case?

1.     A plain English no B.S. roadmap to the medical treatment and money you and your family deserve.  We give you  straight forward answers to your Jones Act questions in simple, easy to understand English, that everyone can understand. No legal mumbo-jumbo, lawyer talk. We provide a plain English no B.S. roadmap to the medical treatment and money you and your family deserve.”

2.     Maritime law cases are our main focus. The Turley & Mara Law Firm focuses on maritime injury and Jones Act cases. Not all firms who will take your case have the experience and focus that we do. If you speak with another law firm, you should find out how many maritime law and Jones Act cases they have actually handled. You will probably be a tad surprised when you find out. You don't want your lawyer to use your case as "on the job training." You need an expert on maritime law. Don't let another attorney use your case to learn maritime law.

3.     Our attorneys will personally handle your case. Our attorneys and staff at The Turley & Mara Law Firm will handle your case. We won't refer you out to a maritime law or Jones Act law firm. We know this because many of these firms refer maritime and Jones Act cases to us. If you hire us directly, you will cut out the "middle-man," so to speak.

4.    Our history speaks volumes. The Turley & Mara Law Firm has a documented history of winning maritime law, Jones Act, boat accidents and ship accident cases.

5.     We have been recognized by other lawyers as being leaders in our field. Bill Turley was elected to be the President of the Consumer Attorneys  and has been elected (for over 10 years) to be on the Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys of California. Bill was chosen 2010 Top 10 Personal Injury Lawyers. Bill is regularly published in very respected legal publications. In other words, Bill is very well respected by other lawyers and Judges.

 

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Research Your Jones Act Case

Use this website as a resource for you and your family during your time of uncertainty. You will see we have hundreds of pages of useful information to help you prevail in your case and we are adding more great content every day. This website provides you answers to your question without you having to leave home.


We cover topics from What is the Jones Act? to Who is a Seaman? to Jones Act Seaman Checklist - How To Keep From Sinking Your Jones Act Injury Case to Maintenance Rate Too Low? to What is Maintenance and Cure? to What is Jones Act Unseaworthiness? We provide information you need in order to understand and win your Jones Act case.

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