“When I seek out professional advice, I don’t want B.S. I want it straight up, with no double talk. I figure do also. I always use plain English, with no sugarcoating no B.S lawyer talk, and no double talk- just old fashioned, unsweetened, unvarnished truth-just the way that I would want it.” -Bill Turley
My Best Advice
When handling your Jones Act Case, you must always tell the truth. Nothing is more important then your credibility. If a judge assumes you are being dishonest, your case will be thrown out and you will be left with nothing. I have seen it happen to many people.
My Second Best Advice
Take the proper steps now, and do your research. Order my free book, Win your Injury Case: The Ultimate No B.S. Guide To Avoiding Insurance Company Tricks That Ruin Your Case [even before you hire a lawyer].
This book is loaded with TONS of information on winning your Jones Act Case.
Star and Crescent Boat Company Seaman Injuries
If you work for Star and Crescent Boat Company you may be entitled to bring a Jones Act Seaman case or a Seaman Case against your employer.
California workers compensation is very, very unfair. Even the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act does not compensate you for your pain and suffering for a work related injury. The only way you are going to obtain fair and adequate compensation for a work injury is by bringing a Seaman's injury claim or a Jones Act Seaman claim. Suffice it to say you can recover much, much more money from a Seaman's claim than a workers compensation claim.
Many lawyers say you must work on the vessel 30% of your total work time in order to qualify as a Jones Act Seaman. This is not necessarily correct. We have prevailed in Seaman's cases where the person injured spent less time working on the vessel. It really depends.
The following are all jobs which we have seen prevail in a Seaman's case:
- First Mate
- Piano Player
The bottom line is if you work on the vessels and you were injured, you need to speak to a seasoned maritime lawyer. Trouble is, there are only a handful of seasoned maritime lawyers in San Diego.
Most of the employees whom work aboard the Star and Crescent Boat Company vessels are either Jones Act Seaman or Seaman. This is so, even if you don't go out to "sea" on the vessels.
Star and Crescent Boat Company Vessels
We handle crew member cases on all Star and Crescent Boat Company Vessels, including the following vessels:
Star and Crescent Boat Company Fleet:
» California Spirit
» Spirit of San Diego
» California Princess
» Quiet Heart
» Point Loma
» Water Taxi
Five Reasons to Hire The Turley & Mara Law Firm, APLC
If you aren't sure how to pick a law firm to handle your boat accident case, consider the following facts about The Turley & Mara Law Firm, APLC:
1. Maritime injury cases are our main focus.
The Turley & Mara Law Firm, APLC focuses on maritime injury 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 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.
2. 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 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.
3. Our history speaks volumes.
The Turley & Mara Law Firm has a documented history of winning maritime, Jones Act, boat accidents and ship accident cases.
4. We have been recognized by other lawyers as being leaders in our field.
Bill Turley was elected to be the President of Consumer Attorneys of San Diego 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 in San Diego. Bill is regularly published in very respected legal publications. In other words, Bill is very well respected by other lawyers and Judges.
5. Experience counts.
The attorneys at The Turley & Mara Law Firm have over 30 years of experience representing folks injured on boats and ships. In other words, folks just like you. Bill is considered by many to be "Dean of the San Diego Maritime Bar."
Research Your Maritime Accident Case
This website provides information for persons involved in Seaman accidents and boating mishaps. We provide vital information so you can make informed decisions regarding your boating accident.