Lafayette Louisiana Maritime Law Lawyer

Louisiana Offshore Accident Attorney

Maritime law involves injuries that occur on and around navigable waters. These injuries can occur aboard ships or in harbor, and involve offshore oil rig accidents, offshore crane accidents, drilling rigs, fishing vessel injuries and more. Maritime law is a specific and oftentimes complicated area of law. The Law Office of Sera H. Russell, III provides experienced help to seamen, longshoremen, and others who have been injured while working aboard ships, boats, vessels, oil rigs, gas rigs and other equipment. We are knowledgeable about the complicated area of maritime law and use our skills to obtain fair compensation for injured people.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a boat accident, offshore accident or other accident requiring help from an experienced maritime law attorney, contact our firm at 337-205-9786 to schedule a consultation. In your initial consultation, we will review your case free of charge. If we believe you have a case that has involved an injury, we charge a percentage of the final recovery. You are charged nothing for your initial consultation and pay no out-of-pocket expenses.

Maritime law and third party claims

The majority of our cases arise because of a negligent third party such as an employee of an independent contractor aboard a vessel. Third party liability claims involve the negligence of a party other than your employer. These accidents can involve the various types of manual labor that occur on boats and in offshore work environments. Generally, third party liability claims involve the "unseaworthiness" of a vessel. Perhaps you were injured in a ship collision or while loading or unloading. The types of injuries vary, and The Law Office of Sera H. Russell, III has the ability to handle virtually every type of accident. Please contact us if you or a loved one has been injured in any of the following:

  • Boat accident
  • Ship accident
  • Drilling rig accident
  • Offshore oil rig accident
  • Gas rig accident
  • Offshore crane accident

Our lawyers also represent family members who have lost loved ones in fatal accidents. We can answer any questions you may have regarding maritime law and wrongful death claims.

Please contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.