What Is The Jones Act?

The Jones Act, also referred to as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, governs maritime activities as a federal statute. These include commerce, shipping within the United States and, perhaps most importantly, the rights of those working aboard ships in U.S. waters. The Jones Act ensures that an individual injured in an on-the-job accident aboard a seafaring vessel has the right to pursue compensation, provided injuries resulted from negligence on the part of a vessel's captain, crew or owner.

At the law firm of Scott M. Brown & Associates, our lawyers have years of experience representing personal injury victims. We can assist you in pursuing compensation for your injuries by filing a Jones Act claim.

Learn more about how we can help you throughout the claims process by calling 979-319-5388 or toll free 800-729-9142 to schedule your initial consultation.

The Jones Act Claims Process

The Jones Act claims process is similar to the personal injury claims process in that you must present evidence of negligence for the claim to be successful. Fortunately, our attorneys have a network of professionals that assist us in investigating boating accidents. With the help of these knowledgeable professionals, we can identify the cause of your accident and the party or parties responsible, and determine how to proceed with your claim.

Get Started On Your Claim Today

If you or someone you love suffered injuries while working aboard a ship, it is wise to proceed with the claims process as soon as possible after the accident. In order for our attorneys to gather evidence and witness statements to support your claim, it is important for us to begin working on your case before the evidence becomes lost, or witnesses become impossible to locate.

For help pursuing compensation for a maritime injury via a Jones Act claim, email us to schedule your initial consultation. We represent clients throughout the Houston area, including in Pearland and Angleton.