“Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.” Spencer Johnson
The First Step
Always tell the truth. Always. Nothing is more important in your case then telling the truth. Your credibility with the judge all depends on your honesty. If a judge believes you are not being truthful, then the Judge will not be on your side. Do not make this mistake.
You have to be brutally honest about everything. It is the best thing you can do in helping you win your Jones Act Case.
How Do I Know?
I have handled Jones Act Cases since 1987. I have gained a lot of knowledge on these types of cases. My goal is to help injured seamen earn the money they lawfully deserve.
Yacht and Super Yacht Crew Member Injuries and Claims
While you get to travel the world and see some really cool places, the fact is that working on a yacht or even a super yacht is hard work. And the fact is that many crew members get seriously injured. When this happens, you probably have a lot of questions like, “How am I going to pay my bills? How am I going to get medical treatment? What is going to happen if I can’t go back to work aboard yachts?”
My name is Bill Turley. I am a yacht Jones Act lawyer. I handle yacht crew member injury claims and super yachts crew member seaman injury claims.
If you are injured while working on a yacht or a super yacht, your injury falls under maritime law. You have the same rights and remedies as seaman that work on ships. Your injury case will fall under the Jones Act and general maritime law.
Since I have offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Oakland - I have been handling yacht injury cases and super yacht injury cases for years.
Whether you are a captain, engineer, deck hand or a steward - - you have the right to medical treatment and a daily allowance (call maintenance) while you are recovering from your injury.
I recommend that you don’t just accept the maintenance rate being paid by the vessel and/or insurance company. You are usually being underpaid in maintenance.
If you are abroad or overseas or in port, your injury is usually the responsibility of the vessel. This is often the case, even if you are injured while ashore.
According to the U.S. Super Yacht Association in Fort Lauderdale, Florida there are about 4,500 super yachts that provide employment for 30,000 people in the U.S. Many of these folks are crew members and officers that are eligible for Jones Act and maritime law rights and remedies.
These vessels sail around the world. You are probably entitled to these remedies even if the vessel is far away from the United States.
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If you have more questions, you can contact me at (619) 234-2833
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