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Maritime, Admiralty, and Boating Accident Frequently Asked Questions

At The Young Firm, each experienced Louisiana maritime, admiralty, and boating accident lawyer boasts an impressive track record of favorable verdicts and settlements. For more than 40 years, our firm has been handling claims on behalf of injured Gulf Coast longshoreman, harbor workers, oil rig workers, and shipyard workers. Our maritime attorneys will protect your rights as a victim and provide expert guidance throughout the legal process. If you have additional questions, contact a maritime, admiralty, and boating accident lawyer at our New Orleans, Louisiana office today.

Who can sue for a maritime or boating accident injury?

Generally, any maritime worker who suffers a personal injury or the family of a boating accident wrongful death victim may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the party or parties responsible for the accident. At The Young Firm, our attorneys handle claims on behalf of injured seamen, longshoreman and harbor workers, oil rig workers, divers, and other offshore workers.

Contact a Louisiana maritime, admiralty, and boating accident lawyer to schedule a free consultation with The Young Firm.

What financial compensation can I receive in a maritime lawsuit?

Depending on the nature of the case, compensatory damages may cover these or other expenses resulting from your personal injury:

  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages, including overtime
  • Physical disability
  • Mental anguish
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of companionship
  • Mental disability
  • Property damage
  • Transportation charges

For a consultation with an experienced maritime, admiralty, or boating accident lawyer, contact our New Orleans, Louisiana office.

What rights do I have under general maritime or admiralty law?

If you are injured, you are entitled under maritime law to file a claim under the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Act, or the Death on the High Seas Act. You have the right to pursue a lawsuit and recover damages. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, diminished earning capacity, and pain and suffering. Serving Louisiana and Gulf Coast victims, a maritime, admiralty, and boating accident lawyer can help you in your pursuit of justice and dramatically improve your chances of obtaining fair compensation for your losses.

Contact a Maritime, Admiralty, and Boating Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, you should seek experienced, aggressive legal representation. At The Young Firm, we have been helping victims obtain compensation for over 40 years. We have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of past clients, and we can help you, too. Contact a Louisiana maritime, admiralty, and boating accident lawyer to schedule a consultation. Act quickly; most maritime claims have a three-year statute of limitations.