What Counts as “Vessels” According to Maritime Law?

Houston Maritime Accident Lawyers Offer Legal Help for Injured Crewmembers


The Houston law firm of Stevenson & Murray represents injured sailors, crewmen, seamen and other U.S. maritime workers. Our clients are often injured aboard vessels in inland and coastal waters as well as in the open ocean worldwide.

The firm’s attorneys are highly skilled in helping maritime workers. We help them to seek full and fair financial compensation. We do so through federal maritime and admiralty law. Consequently, we routinely represent injured seamen and families of fatal maritime accident victims in Jones Act claims.

Stevenson & Murray is a highly focused accident and severe injury litigation practice. The attorneys at the firm leverage experience across many industries and areas of the law. We then provide comprehensive protection and determined advocacy for victims of personal injury and wrongful death.

The firm has substantial experience handling complex severe and fatal injury claims. These involve commercial vessels of all types:

  • Tugs, tow boats and workboats
  • Certain oil rigs, including jackup and semisubmersible rigs, drilling boats and certain platforms that are not anchored in the continental shelf
  • Ferries, tour boats and commuter barges
  • Commercial barges and dredges
  • Factory boats and commercial fishing vessels
  • Cargo and container ships

Victims of severe maritime accident and injury are strongly encouraged to seek the legal counsel of an experienced attorney. Stevenson & Murray can offer you honest answers and practical legal guidance in a free, confidential consultation.

Would you like to discuss your case with a leading maritime accident and severe injury attorney? If so, then please call our Houston offices (713) 622-3223. You may also contact us by email for more information or to schedule a free case evaluation.