Texas Jones Act Lawyer

January 25, 2012 @ 03:08 PM -- by

As a Texas Jones Act lawyer, I study the details of the Jones Act regularly. This maritime law is named after Senator Wesley Jones of Washington state, who was the author of the Act. Because of the Jones Act, injured seafarers have the legal right to obtain fair and just financial compensation for injuries they suffer because of the negligence of another or because the vessel was unseaworthy. The Act is titled the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, but it is now known as the Jones Act, after its author and sponsor.