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Admiralty and Maritime Law

Gulf Coast Admiralty and Maritime Attorneys

Maritime Law in Louisiana and Gulf Coast - Toll Free: 1-888-708-8950

Located in New Orleans, Louisiana, the maritime and admiralty law attorneys at Leger & Shaw serve clients who are injured in maritime accidents throughout Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region. We have handled major litigation and enjoyed many successes including many high-profile cases. We have nearly 35 years of trial experience that includes complicated offshore injury claims.

For a more thorough explanation of why we are the right maritime law firm for you, get in touch with our firm today and schedule a free initial consultation.

Experienced New Orleans Maritime Lawyers

Our experienced admiralty and maritime injury lawyers at Leger & Shaw represent plaintiffs and defendants in waterway accidents, including those that occur in the ocean, in the gulf, and on the river, including the following:

  • Offshore injury claims — including seamen and ship crews injured in an offshore accident or shipwreck, or a collision with another ship, a reef, or a dry dock
  • Jones Act claims — representing seamen who have suffered an injury while in the course of duty on a sea vessel. The Jones Act affords rights to workers that general maritime laws may not.
  • Longshoreman and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA) — including cases involving diseases or injuries sustained on the job. The LHWCA also is another avenue of protection for on-the-water workers.
  • River pilot defense — including defending a river pilot in Coast Guard hearings (pilot license hearings), personal injury claims, and property loss claims
  • Property loss claims — including lost cargo, damaged cargo, property loss or cargo loss due to a ship sinking, and property loss or cargo loss due to navigational error or other delay
  • Diving accidents — such as cases involving professional salvage divers and other divers who have been injured in an accident on the job

Due to the recent oil spill in the Gulf, there are many firms handling claims for individuals, businesses and governments that have sustained injuries. Our firm confidently represents clients in oil spill claims that have been prompted by the BP spill at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.

Contact an Experienced Louisiana Maritime Lawyer

For further information regarding admiralty law, or to discuss your offshore injury or legal issue with a maritime lawyer, please schedule a free confidential consultation by calling us at 504-322-4299 or toll free at 1-888-708-8950, or e-mail us by completing the client intake form on our Contact Us page. Put our maritime and admiralty law experience to work for you.

Serving the People of Louisiana Since 1979