Personal Injury & Car Accident Law Firm in Jackson, Mississippi
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Law Firm OverviewThe team of skilled Jackson personal injury attorneys at Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A. is dedicated to defending the rights of individuals injured as a result of someone else’s negligence.
Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A. is incredibly experienced in all aspects of personal injury. Their Jackson personal injury lawyers can aggressively negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf, working to recover any and all financial reparation you are owed. No matter the complexity of your unique case, Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A. can provide you with skilled legal representation tailored to your unique situation. Call today to schedule a free consultation.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Drug or Device Recalls; Dog or Other Pet Bites; Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI); Supplemental Security Income (SSI); Defective Medical Devices; Longshoremen’s and Jones Acts.
Areas of Law Description
We provide quality legal service on the following areas of practice:
- Maritime Law
Maritime laws in Mississippi almost always require the services of an attorney in order to get just and fair compensation in the event of an accident, disease, or death in the course of employment on or off shore.
Why? The rules of Mississippi admiralty and maritime laws are complicated. Accidents that happen on land are treated differently from those onboard ship. Who is responsible and how much is paid can be affected. If you have been injured or contracted a disease or a loved one has died as a result of working on or near the water, you need an attorney with a keen understanding and experience in admiralty and maritime law in Mississippi.
- Jones Act
The Jones Act may enable you to collect compensation for all expenses and losses from an accident or work-incurred disease that are caused when working on any form of watercraft, ship, submersible, offshore oil rig, or other vehicle on the water. To be eligible for compensation under the Jones Act, you must spend at least 30 percent of your working time at sea so you can receive the following:
• An award for pain and suffering
• Past and future medical expenses
• Loss of present and future wages, and benefit
While many accidents at sea happen simply due to hazardous conditions, if employer or co-worker negligence is found to be at fault, it strengthens your claim for compensation.
- Maritime Injury
If you work on or near water in Mississippi, you know that maritime injury is commonplace. If it happens to you, many attorneys may be interested in working with you to achieve fair and just compensation for damages.
But you need to be cautious to seek qualified legal counsel for your maritime injury. In Mississippi, much like the rest of the country, a lawyer can and most often should be hired to look out for your best interests in battling insurance companies. The best route is to work with a law firm with developed skills and past case experience with boating, shipping, oil rig, and on-shore incidents.
Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A., Attorneys at Law, represents clients in a variety of injuries that happen under the hazardous conditions of ships and harbors, including– Slip and fall injuries; Machine injuries; Physical assault; Burns from fires; Toxic exposure; Deck slam accidents; Sliding freight accidents; Net hauling injuries; Rigging accidents; and Overboard injuries.
Many other types of injuries and death, from accidents or exposure to toxins or infectious diseases, are covered by the law as well.
Mr. Richard B. Schwartz
Admiralty and Maritime, Personal Injury, Workers Compensation
Accident, Car Accident, Catastrophic Injuries, Defective Drugs, Defective Products
Accident, Car Accident, Catastrophic Injuries, Defective Products, Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Mississippi Bar Association
- Hinds County Bar Association
- Mississippi Association of Justice
- Mississippi Prosecutors Association
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