“We use plain English, with no sugarcoating, no lawyer talk, no double talk. Just old fashioned, unsweetened, unvarnished truth.” Jones Act Attorney - Sealift Ship Attorney Bill Turley
My Best Advice
If you are an injured seaman, you have rights to be protected under the Longshore Jones Act. The first thing after you are injured is that you should always tell the truth. Nothing is more important than your credibility with the judge and your lawyer. No matter what type of injury or how you were injured, you should never sugarcoat or exaggerate anything.
My Second Best Advice
The next best thing you can do before you go to court is research as much information as you can about your Jones Act Case. I have handled these types of cases since the 1980's. I have gained valuable and helpful knowledge these cases.
It is full of useful and helpful information on how to handle your Jones Act Case from beginning to end.
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Sealift Ships Injuries and Sealife Ship Claims: What are my rights?
Military Sealift Command's Sealift Program provides ocean transportation for the Department of Defense and other federal agencies during war and peacetime.
More than 90 percent of U.S. war equipment and supplies travel by sea. The Sealift Program has government-owned and long-term-chartered dry cargo ships and tankers, as well as additional short-term or voyage-chartered ships.
If you are injured aboard a USA owed vessel then your case will fall under the Suits in Admiralty Act or the Public Vessel Act. All injury lawsuits under the Suits in Admiralty Act or the Public Vessel Act must be filed in US Federal District Court.
The Federal Courts are made up of Circuits. For example, if you file a lawsuit in California will be heard by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Most Suits in Admiralty Act lawsuits can be filed in the Federal District where the injured Seaman resides.
Questions about your rights and safety?
The Turley Law Firm understands that you have questions about your rights and safety, and are probably concerned what might happen to you if you were injured aboard a Military Sealift Command vessel. We are committed to fighting to get you the justice you deserve, and maybe help you regain your peace of mind in the process. Contact The Turley Law Firm today to discuss your case with Military Sealift Command Lawyer.
Ships in the Sealift Program:
* MV AMERICAN TERN,
* MV BAFFIN STRAIT,
* USNS BENAVIDEZ,
* USNS BRITTIN,
* PAUL BUCK,
* USNS SAMUEL L. COBB,
* USNS FISHER,
* USNS GILLILAND,
* USNS GORDON,
* USNS BOB HOPE,
* USNS RICHARD G. MATTHIESEN,
* USNS MEGAN BEYEL/MOBRO 1210, TB
* USNS MENDONCA, USNS
* USNS PILILAAU, USNS
* USNS SEAY, USNS
* SHUGHART, USNS
* MV TRANSPACIFIC,
* MV VIRGINIAN,
* USNS YANO.
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Disclaimer: Please understand these discussions and/or examples are not legal advice. All legal situations are different. This testimonial, endorsement and/or discussion does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter, your particular case/ situation and/or this particular case/ situation. Thanks, Bill Turley