Louisiana Maritime Personal Injury Lawyers
Offshore injuries and deaths require an understanding of the Jones Act, and other state and federal laws.
While the practical effects of an injury or death that occurs at sea or on navigable waters are similar to typical personal injury and wrongful death cases, admiralty and maritime personal injury cases are also very different in many respects. Baton Rouge Attorney Erik M. Tadda represents clients in admiralty and maritime cases, as well as workers injured at sea and on navigable waters with legal issues involving:
- Offshore injuries and claims
- Jones Act claims
- Marine cargo
Many offshore personal injury and wrongful death cases involve the Jones Act, which is a compilation of federal laws that provide negligence actions to ship-based seaman. The Jones Act involves several duties owed by a ship owner to its crew, including the duty to provide prompt and adequate medical care to a sick or injured crewman. Injury claims under the Jones Act are treated very differently than land-based cases. Mr. Tadda can help offshore workers, seamen, land-based workers, and other injured individuals wade through the complicated framework of federal, admiralty and state laws governing these types of injury claims.
Contact us for a free initial consultation with our maritime injuries lawyer. We are always available by telephone – You can even call after hours and on weekends (If unavailable, leave a message. We promptly return calls). Call us toll-free: 800-487-5562. From law offices in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, our lawyer helps the people of Hammond, Amite, Independence, Gonzales, Prairieville, Donaldsonville, New Orleans, Ascension Parishes, East Baton Rouge Parishes, Livingston Parishes, Tangipahoa Parishes, West Baton Rouge Parishes, and more.