Just like on land, accidents occur at sea. According to recent statistics from the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, there were over 4,000 recreational boating accidents in 2019 alone. These accidents caused over 2,500 injuries and 600 deaths. Being injured or losing your merchandise at sea can be an extremely challenging experience that most are not prepared for. Thankfully, marine insurance claims are designed to cover risks to individuals, goods, and vessels on the water, including injuries, damages, losses, or death.
If you are considering a claim with your marine insurance, you should consult with an experienced Texas insurance coverage attorney for reliable legal guidance. McLaurin Law is dedicated to offering outstanding legal services and compassionate representation to clients dealing with maritime and marine insurance claims. Attorney Jason McLaurin will fight vigorously to protect your legal rights and help you pursue rightful compensation for your injuries, damages, or losses suffered while at sea.
McLaurin Law proudly serves clients across Houston, Texas, and the surrounding areas of Sugar Land, Baytown, Katy, and Pearland, Texas — so call today to schedule your own free case evaluation.
Common Maritime & Marine Insurance Claims
Marine insurance is a type of insurance policy that covers injuries, deaths, cargo losses, and other damages to ships, cargo vessels, and terminals. Some common incidents that may result in maritime and marine insurance claims include:
- Weather incidents, such as high winds, torrential rain, and hurricanes.
- Injury or damage to a person or goods
- Striking submerged objects
- Fires and explosions
- Lightning damage