Maritime Law

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Often referred to as admiralty law, maritime law is a body of U.S. laws and regulations that govern offshore activities in navigable waters or in the open sea. Activities that are traditionally governed by maritime law include carriage of goods, marine salvaging, injuries to passengers / workers, and more. Perhaps one of the most important aspects of maritime injury law is the rights that it affords to offshore workers who have suffered injury or illness during the course of their work—including the right to recover just compensation from a seaman’s employer under the Jones Act.

Protecting the Victims of Maritime Injuries

For those who have been involved in a maritime accident or who have otherwise suffered an offshore injury, we encourage you to contact our maritime injury attorneys in Lake Charles, LA as soon as possible. Throughout the years, Lundy LLP has successfully recovered more than $1 Billion in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients.

To take the first step in your case, do not hesitate to contact us at 337-439-0707 or 800-259-1005 for a free consultation.We handle all types of maritime accident cases:

  • Jack-up rig, oil platform injuries
  • Tanker and cargo ship accidents
  • Tugboat and barge longshoreman injuries
  • Commercial fishing and charter boat accidents

Maritime and seamen workers are afforded special rights under federal law.  Most poignant is the ability to sue their employer or the ship’s owner for negligence under the Jones Act.

Our maritime attorneys will explore all possible benefits provided by your employer for compensation for your injuries, lost wages and medical care.  And when appropriate, such is the case when permanent disability arises, execute a personal injury lawsuit for pain and suffering and compensation for loss of future earnings.

We’ve helped longshoremen and maritime workers ensure their family’s future is not compromised by the negligence of oil industry giants.  Consultations are free of charge, call to speak with an attorney experienced in Jones Act lawsuits today at (337) 439-0707 or toll-free at (800) 259-1005.

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CASE RESULTS

Over $1 Billion Won For Our Clients

Lundy LLP is one of the leading firms handling catastrophic and serious personal injury cases. Our attorneys have a vast array of experience and success in many fields, including cases and trials involving dangerous drugs, automobile, trucking and boating accidents, pipeline explosions, product liability, dangerous highways, railroads, aviation and wrongful death.

Commercial Litigation

$10,000,000

Lundy LLP successfully litigated on behalf of our client securing a $10 Million award in connection with an oil well blowout caused by pressure from the defendant’s salt dome cavern leaking into the adjoining oil and gas fault block.

Catastrophic Brain Injury

$7,975,000

Our client received a brain injury as a result of an explosion at a pipeline construction site.

Business Torts & Fraud

$7,522,961

Lundy LLP filed a suit on behalf of our client for damages and lost profits resulting from the State of Louisiana’s failure to apply rules and regulations equally to all manufacturers of septic systems.