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Maritime Accident


Jones Act Claim Lawyers in Baton Rouge for Workers Injured on The Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi River


The attorneys at our respected personal injury law firm have substantial experience representing victims of accidents on Louisiana rivers and offshore in the Gulf. This experience can prove essential whether your case involves a recreational boating accident or on-the-job injuries suffered while working on an oil platform or vessel.

Many thousands of people in our area make their livings on ships and boats, oil rigs, on the docks, and in the shipyards. Many thousands more enjoy recreational boating. In all such situations, we believe in the right to protection against others’ negligence and unsafe conditions. If you have been injured or you tragically lost a family member in a boating, offshore, or shipping-related accident, please contact us today.

Knowledge of Maritime Law, Disability Claims, and Personal Injury Litigation

We are familiar with the range of complex, sometimes intersecting laws that can come into play after a boating or offshore accident — including:

  • State laws governing recreational boating and conduct on our waterways

  • Maritime and admiralty law

  • Personal injury and disability claims that may be governed by the Jones Act or the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act

In many on-the-job accidents occurring at sea, key questions include who caused or contributed to the adverse event and whether or not that party was the victim’s “statutory employer.” Our attorneys aggressively seek avenues to pursue maximum compensation that truly addresses our clients’ needs — often through litigation against a responsible “third party” other than the employer. In one offshore accident case, we obtained $1.75 million in compensation for our client.

Prepared to Take Action for You After a Boating Accident

Fast action can be critical after a boating or personal watercraft accident — and we can quickly put proven investigators to work preserving wreckage and other evidence. Your case for compensation may involve someone’s reckless behavior, defective products, or other factors. In any such situation, you can turn to us for honest, practical counsel.

We are prepared to investigate and pursue claims arising from events on Lake Pontchartrain; the Mississippi, Tangipahoa, Amite or Tickfaw rivers, Diversion Canal, or in the Gulf of Mexico. If you contact us during a business day, there is an excellent chance a lawyer can talk with you right away — and at almost any other time, you will hear back from one of us within hours.


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