Representing Those Injured on Louisiana and Mississippi Waterways
Maritime law, also known as admiralty law, applies to activities that happen at sea and on other navigable waterways like rivers and lakes. It covers everything from the shipment of goods to the purchase of ships to how injured sailors and boat passengers can obtain compensation for their injuries.
At Saunders & Chabert, we focus on the personal injury and workers’ compensation aspects of maritime law. Our attorneys have nearly 20 combined years of experience helping injured people in Baton Rouge and throughout Louisiana. Our clients come to us from a wide range of backgrounds and include:
- Ship captains
- Oil rig workers
- Merchant seamen
- Harbor workers
- Recreational boaters
- Divers and snorkelers
- Marine construction workers
Our Baton Rouge maritime lawyers are deeply familiar with Louisiana’s culture and ties to the shipping and oil and gas industries. In fact, they have worked in shipyards and on offshore rigs themselves. This firsthand experience gives our firm a rather unique insight into the dangers that maritime workers face every day.
Intelligent, Comprehensive Representation for Injured People
We handle a wide range of personal injury and workers’ comp claims arising from activity at sea. We help clients victimized by drunk boating accidents, oil rig workers who have suffered an offshore injury, and anyone in between. To provide this kind of service requires deep knowledge of a complex body of general laws and statutory laws. We understand all aspects of admiralty/maritime injury law, including:
- The Jones Act
- The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
- Federal laws and federal court practice
- State negligence laws
When you come to us, you be confident that we will give you an honest, accurate appraisal of your options. If you hire us, we will get to work quickly to recover full and fair compensation for your losses.
Contact a New Orleans Admiralty Law Lawyer
If you were injured or a loved one was killed in an accident on the Mississippi River, the Gulf of Mexico, Lake Pontchartrain, we encourage you to reach out to us for legal advice. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 225-341-5739 or contact our law firm online.