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Injured Seaman Call Attorney Niles Sneed 

Over $100 Million Won. We don't rest until you get what is rightfully yours.

If you have a winnable maritime case, we’ll tell you in the free consultation. Don’t let an unscrupulous company or ship owner avoid their obligation to pay you for your loss. The law is on your side and so is Niles Sneed and our team. 

Federal maritime law and the Jones Act are extremely complicated. Our law firm, and only a handful other lawyers across the country handle these types of complex cases and have a track record of success when it comes to helping injured mariners get the compensation they deserve for their Jones Act claims.

Niles Sneed, one of lead Trial Attorneys’ and founding partners is widely considered one of the nation’s leading Jones Act attorneys for cases involving maritime accidents in Texas and Louisiana. 

Here is a short list of the types of Houston maritime injury cases Niles Sneed has investigated and handled in both Texas and Lousiana:

  • Jack-up rig accidents

  • Deck accidents

  • Tugboat accidents

  • Oil platform accidents

  • Barge accidents

  • Commercial fishing accidents

  • Cargo ship accidents

  • Shipyard accidents

If you sustained a maritime injury in Texas or Louisiana, and would like a free consultation with our maritime lawyers, or to find out more about our maritime law services, please call 866-434-0014. 


**No matter what, it’s our mission to insure that you have the finest representation for your case.**

Over $20 Million Won In 2022

If you have cell phone / Wi-Fi access and the privilege of making personal phone calls onboard, call us now to discuss what happened. 

Maritime Employers Are Not Always On Your Side... 


You've seen the situation. When you or a peer is injured aboard the last thing your Captain wants to hear is that medical assistance is required and an accident report needs to be completed. Companies and Captains alike benefit from going extended periods without a reportable injury, which leaves you, the victim, continuing to work aboard in pain, which can result in you making your injuries even worse. Unfortunately, your employer's actions don't get any better once an lawsuit is filed. Instead, defense attorneys start to assert that you were unsafe and could have prevented your own injuries, which is an outright lie. 


Vessel Owners Ignore Safety Concerns To Save Them Money.

Employers fail to maintain equipment and employ safety practices to increase worker output and make their company more money. Though they proudly proclaim their dedication to safety, their words fail in practice. Instead, companies point the finger at their employees. When negligence causes an injury, employers blame the people they’ve hurt.


Attorney Niles Sneed finds this unacceptable. It is an employer’s job to protect the people that work for them, especially in a dangerous environment. As maritime lawyers in Texas and Louisiana, we take pride in helping injured offshore workers stand up to large companies.

We Know How Different Conditions Are On Board. 


Don't Wait To Speak With Experienced Counsel


The quick answer to the question of when you should call a lawyer after an accident at sea is “as soon as your ship docks in Houston.” If you have cell phone / Wi-Fi access and the privilege of making personal phone calls onboard, call or contact an attorney as soon as you can. If your ship allows workers to make personal calls, the management cannot take action against you if you use your time to call an attorney!

A common mistake some workers make is trying to appear to be a “team” player who doesn’t want to stir things up with the threat of a lawsuit. There could be quite a price to pay in order to protect an image that won’t even benefit you in the long run. A lot of Houston maritime workers – or former workers who can’t work anymore – wish they had called an attorney promptly after their accident.

Don’t try to determine by yourself if you have a case worth filing, despite all the blogs and websites that try to advise you on a DIY courtroom strategy. Make the smart move and call an attorney. Patrick Daniel has won so many admiralty cases that he can generally recognize a winnable case in just the first few minutes of a free consultation. If Patrick Daniel Law accepts your case, the legal fee will come out of the final settlement, and you will have no out-of-pocket expense.

Voted Best Lawyers in Texas

Even in the face of the largest challenges, we’ve consistently won historic victories on behalf of our clients. When clients are like family, you help them by winning. No matter what.

Our Houston Accident Team Will Never Be Outworked

When we represent a client who's been injured, we're all in. We're an accident law firm that never stops fighting for our clients. We won't back down. While some firms dread the late nights, the war room preparation, and going to trial, we live for it. That dedication and commitment puts fear into our opposition.

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"Our attorneys fight until the very end."

Niles Sneed

Founding Partner



“After my car accident, my family was referred to this firm. Since day one, they have been extremely responsive. They got the ball rolling on our case immediately, and the whole process was very smooth. Throughout the case, I was continually updated on everything, and all my questions were answered perfectly. I would definitely recommend Sneed & Mitchell to anyone!”

-- Kim Blancard

"Your case is our priority."

Brit Mitchell

Founding Partner

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Speak Directly To One Of Our Lawyers

If you are hurt due to someone else’s negligence, contact the car accident attorneys at Sneed & Mitchell. We can tell you if you have a case and assist you in pursuing damages for your injuries. When we take on your case, our lawyers are always available. We will speak with you regularly, remain in communication with the physicians treating your injuries, professionally manage all interactions with insurance companies, and handle your financial matters. This is the level of service we promise our clients at Sneed & Mitchell.


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