New Orleans Maritime Lawyers
What Is Maritime Law?
If you were injured on open water, you could have a claim under maritime admiralty law. Injuries can increase expenses associated with medical bills, loss of wages, and emotional stress. Our New Orleans maritime lawyers can help you obtain appropriate compensation for your injuries while at sea.
Maritime law includes any trade or shipment of goods and transportation of passengers. The maritime lawyers at SMSH are dedicated to helping victims get the fair compensation that they deserve. The longshoremen and offshore injury lawyers at SMSH have years of experience filing claims for injured seamen under the Jones Act.
When Should You File a Claim?
It is important to get into contact with a maritime injury attorney in New Orleans as soon as possible after you become injured. This kind of case involves a distinct set of laws that can be difficult to handle without experienced legal representation. Most injuries are the result of:
- Vessel having existing damage
- Negligence of captain or fellow seamen
- Not having proper safety equipment
- Sunken vessel from leaking oil
If you were injured and are in need of compensation for medical bills, loss of wages, or pain and suffering, we are conveniently open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Do not hesitate, call our New Orleans maritime law firm today for a free evaluation. Click to Call 713-364-0723