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Contact a Louisiana and Gulf Coast admiralty and boating accident lawyer to schedule a consultation at The Young Firm.
The Young Firm
400 Poydras Street, Suite 2090
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
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When filing a boating accident claim under the Jones Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers' Act, or general maritime law, an injured seaman has the opportunity to designate the case on the admiralty or civil docket. The choice to pursue your claim on the admiralty docket will be one of the most important decisions that can be made in your case. However, admiralty claims are complex and require the assistance of an experienced and knowledgeable attorney.
At The Young Firm, each Louisiana and Gulf Coast maritime, admiralty, and boating accident lawyer is experienced and knowledgeable in maritime law, led by Robert Young Jr., who has been representing injured seamen and maritime workers for more than 40 years. Our personal injury attorneys handle claims on behalf of injured longshoreman, harbor workers, oil rig workers, and shipyard workers. Having recovered millions of dollars in successful verdicts and settlements on behalf of our past clients, we are confident in our ability to achieve similarly excellent results in your case. To schedule a consultation and case evaluation, contact a Louisiana admiralty lawyer at The Young Firm today.
Admiralty law governs issues of liability arising out of maritime incidents such as collisions, grounding, and spills. Admiralty law and maritime law specifically regulate boating accidents and injuries to crew and passengers on ships, yachts, and recreational boats.
The Jones Act protects workers on ships and offshore oil rigs. Under the Jones Act and related laws, maritime workers are entitled to recover damages if injured on the job. These claims are different from workers' compensation claims in that employer negligence must be proven in order for employees to receive compensation for their injuries.
Typically the statute of limitations on these claims is three years. However, claims against cruise ships, ferries, government-owned vessels, and governmental entities may have shorter statute of limitations.
For an evaluation of your claim, contact a Louisiana and Gulf Coast admiralty and boating accident lawyer at The Young Firm. We can help you obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Generally, an injured maritime worker is entitled to damages similar to any other personal injury victim. Accident victims are entitled to recover monetary damages for all losses and expenses suffered as a result of the accident. Depending upon the particular circumstances of your case, damages may include compensation for:
If you have suffered a maritime injury, contact The Young Firm. A Louisiana and Gulf Coast admiralty and boating accident lawyer can help you recover the maximum compensation allowable by law.
The Young Firm serves clients throughout Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region. An experienced admiralty and boating accident lawyer can help you recover compensation for your suffering. If you have been seriously injured, contact our personal injury attorneys today for a free consultation and case review.