Cargo Ship Accidents

Cargo ship work on the open seas is hazardous duty. Every day is an invitation to a sudden accident and serious injury. Captains, stevedores, crew members, seamen — no one is exempt from the threat of a life-threatening event.

If you or a family member work on a cargo ship, oil rig, fishing boat, tug boat, barge, ferry or any vessel whose operations fall under admiralty and maritime law, and the Jones Act — and an accident happened, and injuries were catastrophic or fatal — we have the personal injury and workplace lawyers who protect your rights.

At Sheftall & Associates, PA, in Jacksonville, our founding attorney Scott Sheftall has successfully advocated for injured harbor workers, able-bodied seamen, and even captains of ocean-going vessels. We are skilled and experienced in negotiations with insurers and in court.

Our law firm can bring a claim against an employer or ship owner who may be liable for the accident that led to life-changing injuries or wrongful death. The maximum compensation we seek could include medical care and treatment, damages for lost wages, unearned wages, pain and suffering, and the vessel's possible unseaworthiness.

Decades Of Personal Attention, Positive Results For Injured Cargo Ship Workers In Florida

During your free initial consultation, conducted at your home or hospital room if needed, we supply you with the facts you need for a sound decision about your future. We explain maritime law terms such as "assumption of risk" and "maintenance and cure." We listen to your account of events leading to your accident and map an effective course of action for pursuing your claim. And every quality legal service is provided strictly on a contingency fee basis — meaning, no attorney fee is owed by you unless we win your case.

Reach Sheftall & Associates, PA, today by phone at 904-638-5862 or by email message. We welcome the opportunity to listen to you, learn from you and translate what we learn to a strategy that will achieve the justice you deserve.