Monroe Maritime Lawyers
Accidents occurring on or near navigable waters are subject to admiralty and maritime laws, which may include the sea, lakes, and/or rivers. With its location on the Ouachita River, Monroe is no stranger to recreational activity and commerce. Louisiana employs thousands of people in the maritime industry as tankers, crew boats, and lay barges frequent its channels. Offshore platforms dot the coast and Gulf of Mexico as well. Simply put, waterways are an essential factor in the economy of Louisiana, and Monroe is no exception. With this industry comes severe and sometimes catastrophic accidents, unfortunately, often resulting from human error and carelessness.
Too often, unsafe working conditions develop as a result of negligence or greed and can lead to genuinely catastrophic disasters and injuries. Defective or poorly maintained equipment and vessels, irresponsible crew members, operators, and ship owners, as well as lack of proper safety protocol and protective gear, are all factors that have contributed to the deaths and injuries of workers in the maritime industry, including those in Monroe, LA. Burns, slips, head trauma from falling equipment or materials and toxic chemical exposures list a few possible injuries that could happen to those in the maritime and offshore industry.
Experienced Maritime Attorneys in Monroe, LA
A Monroe maritime injury lawyer from the Get Gordon team is standing by to use their extensive knowledge to help people involved in offshore injury claims, including those covered under the Jones Act, Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Shipowners’ Limited Liability Act, Death on the High Seas Act, and jurisdiction covering recreational vessels and ships. Each accident that occurs, and the circumstances surrounding it, are unique and could fall under one of the many areas of maritime and admiralty law. Having an experienced attorney in Monroe, Louisiana who has represented and won injury cases in this area of law could be vital to your recovery and full compensation for your injuries.
Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys Monroe represent clients across the spectrum of offshore accident legal claims and have fought to achieve the most favorable settlements or court verdicts possible. Our law firm has served Louisiana residents for over 25 years and has proven effective in obtaining financial compensation for injured victims and their families. Call us today at 318.716.3888 for a free consultation.
Recover The Compensation You Are Owed
Seamen, longshoremen, divers, dock workers, deckhands, drillers, derek men, roughnecks, and other offshore workers have dangerous jobs that can lead to limb amputations, traumatic brain injuries, eye injuries, neck and back injuries, and even death. The potential damages available to these workers is dependent on the severity of the injuries and the type of vessel it occurred on. The cost of medical treatment, surgeries, hospital stays, long-term physical and occupational rehabilitation, and loss of income associated with maritime accidents can be as debilitating as the injuries themselves.
Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys Monroe work tirelessly to get the money that victims and their families deserve. We also offer the G Guarantee, which means that if we don’t win your case, you won’t have to worry about paying a penny in legal fees or costs. If you have been seriously injured offshore or lost a loved one in an accident that was the result of negligence in Monroe, Louisiana, contact us today. These offshore accidents can include:
- Offshore platform or vessel explosions
- Boat and watercraft accidents
- River and inland water accidents
- Barge and tugboat accidents
- Offshore and inland drilling accidents
- Dredging accidents
- Commercial fishing accidents
- Deck hand injuries
- Jones Act claims