Questions To Ask A Jones Act Attorney
The process of filing a Jones Act claim, resolving the claim, going through arbitration, and sometimes going to trial to get compensation for the injury you experienced while working offshore is extremely complicated.
There are many mistakes you could make while making a claim and only an expert on maritime law and the Jones Act can really know all of the details of the law and the process.
When speaking with a Jones Act or Offshore Injury Attorney, it’s important that you ask them a few questions first, to ensure that you are in fact getting the high-quality representation you deserve.
The following questions will help you decide which Jones Act attorney is best suited to handle your case:
- What is your experience with maritime cases?
- How long have you been a Jones Act lawyer
- Is this your only area of practice?
- How many Jones Act cases have you successfully handled?
- Do you have experience taking cases to trial?
- Will you be the one handling my case (some attorneys transfers cases to more suitable lawyers)?
- How are you paid? Do you work on a contingent fee basis?
You are going to want an attorney who is well-versed in the complex world of admiralty law, offshore injuries and the Jones Act. If your case does proceed to trial, you are going to want an attorney who has not only taken cases to all the way to trial, but have come out victorious.
How The Carlson Law Firm Can Help
At The Carlson Law Firm, we believe in signature customer service. This means that we put our clients needs ahead of our own, always. Our staff of experienced trial attorneys and case managers is available 24/7 to answer any questions you might have about filing your lawsuit.
There is no cost to you to speak with us. The Carlson Law Firm works on a contingency fee basis. We only recover our fees if you receive compensation.
During your free legal consultation, we’ll answer your questions and provide clear advice on the next steps to take. Contact our team today.