In addition to the provisions laid out in the Jones Act, there are admiralty and maritime laws that allow for injury compensation for any incident that occurs on the water, including those involving:
- Offshore oil rigs and platforms
Our Lafayette Attorneys Know and Understand Your Needs
When people are injured and are in need of maritime legal expertise, they are often confused and unaware of their needs. At the law firm of Richard R. Kennedy, we help injured people navigate through the confusion and protect their rights.
Contact our Lafayette law office online or call (337) 232-1934 to schedule a free consultation.
Mr. Kennedy is a man of his word and works diligently to bring justice to you and your family. He not only looks at your case from the inside out but also thinks outside the box to better assist you.
Maritime Injuries vs. Injuries That Occur on Land
The marine environment is different from the environment on land. Just as work or recreation in the marine environment requires specialized knowledge, the legal landscape is different for an attorney handling a maritime case.
General practicing injury attorneys often do not have the comprehensive knowledge or expertise to ideally work toward compensation in this area of law. Maritime or marine law involves complicated and unique laws that typical lawyers are either unfamiliar with or rarely, if ever, work on. To make matters even more complex, many maritime cases are tried in federal court while many non-maritime cases are usually tried in state court.
For nearly half a century, we have been obtaining millions in compensation for injured workers in maritime law cases, and we are ready to do the same for you if you or a loved one has sustained an admiralty injury.
South Louisiana Boat Accident Attorney
It is our commitment to partner directly with you to understand all the details of your case and expertly begin putting together an airtight case for litigation. It is this approach to aggressive advocacy that has arrived at success in thousands of cases. We pledge unsurpassed dedication to you and your case and encourage you to reach out.
Contact Our Experienced Louisiana Injury Lawyers
To discuss any Louisiana serious maritime or boat injury in a free initial consultation with a Lafayette maritime law attorney at the law firm of Richard R. Kennedy, call (337) 232-1934 or e-mail.
We Fight to Win Fair Compensation
Legal deadlines, medical bills, lost wages, and the pain that lingers after an accident can build up and feel overwhelming. The Law Offices of Richard R. Kennedy in Lafayette, Louisiana, offer the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have diligent, committed accident attorneys on your side. Our injury lawyers, Richard R. Kennedy and Richard R. Kennedy III are personally committed to success in every case they take. They have won millions on behalf of injured clients, such as a 1.7 million jury verdict for a collision between two 18-wheelers.
If you’re interested in learning more about how our noted accident attorneys can help you, contact our law firm either by leaving a message online or calling: