New Orleans Maritime Injury Lawyer
Working on a ship can be fun and exciting, but it can also be dangerous. There are a lot of materials and heavy equipment involved, which can lead to serious physical harm. When it comes to maritime injuries, the stakes can be high for workers, passengers, and other parties involved in maritime commerce. They can be injured in a variety of situations, including accidents on vessels, offshore oil and gas drilling rigs, docks, piers, and harbors.
These accidents can be caused by many factors, such as equipment malfunctions, dangerous working conditions, human error, and inadequate safety measures. The injuries resulting from these accidents can be severe and include broken bones, burns, head injuries, spinal injuries, and even death.
Maritime injury lawyers specialize in the laws that govern maritime injury claims, which can be complex and require a deep understanding of both state and federal regulations. If you have been injured while working on a ship or acting as a passenger, Palazzo Law Firm can assess your claim. We’ll guide you through this complex process. Contact an experienced New Orleans maritime injury lawyer today to schedule a consultation.
Helping Victims Of Maritime Accidents
At Palazzo Law Firm, our New Orleans maritime accident lawyers fight to get full compensation for people who have been injured on or near the Gulf of Mexico, Lake Pontchartrain, the Mississippi River, and any other body of water. We represent victims of:
- Offshore drilling accidents
- Commercial and recreational boating accidents
- Commercial and recreational diving accidents
- Dock accidents
These cases can be complex, as they typically involve different laws than those that apply in other personal injury claims. Our 20-plus years of experience mean we are well-versed in the various maritime laws that apply in these accident cases, including the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) and the Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA). Whether you were hurt in an on-the-job accident or otherwise, our goal is to get you all the compensation you deserve.
Fighting For Maritime Workers And Others
Our lawyers represent:
- Oil rig workers
- Dock workers
- Anyone who has been hurt while earning a living on or around the water
- People who have been injured while enjoying the water for recreation, including tourists who come to Louisiana from all over the world
From our law office in Gretna, we represent maritime accident victims in the New Orleans metropolitan area, and throughout the Gulf South region.
When we say we fight to get full compensation, we mean it. We will not roll over because a case gets complicated or because an opponent pushes back. Our team includes former insurance defense counsel, so we know how our opponents work. We counter their strength with our own hard work and commitment to results. We build cases for trial and are ready to step into the courtroom to argue for full compensation in front of a judge and jury.
How a Maritime Injury Lawyer Can Help
One of the most important roles of a maritime injury lawyer is to help clients navigate the complexities of maritime law, which governs shipping, navigation, and other maritime activities. This body of law encompasses a number of statutes and regulations, such as the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, and the Death on the High Seas Act.
Maritime injury lawyers understand the nuances of these laws and can help clients determine which laws apply to their specific case. They can also help clients understand their rights and responsibilities under these laws. Another important role of maritime injury lawyers is to investigate the causes of accidents and injuries. They can work with various experts to determine what factors led to the injury and who may be held liable.
This investigation can build a strong case for compensation. Victims can pursue compensation for a variety of damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. A maritime injury lawyer can negotiate with insurance companies and other parties to reach a settlement or represent clients in court if a settlement cannot be reached.
Maritime injury lawyers can also represent families who have lost a loved one in a maritime accident. These cases can be particularly complex, though, as they involve issues of wrongful death and may require extensive investigation to determine the cause of the accident.
Contact Palazzo Law Firm Today
Maritime injury lawyers play a crucial role in helping clients who have been injured or lost a loved one in a maritime accident. The team at Palazzo Law Firm can help you gather evidence and maximize your chances of recovery. Schedule a consultation with our experienced New Orleans maritime injury lawyer today by filling out the online form or calling 504-433-1442.