Maritime & Offshore Injury
Offshore and maritime injuries are controlled by special laws that are in many respects different than the laws that apply to land-based accidents.
After spending several years defending offshore drilling corporations, industrial vessel operators and their insurers in injury claims and lawsuits filed against them, Price McNamara now puts that past experience to work to successfully represent accident victims injured while working on offshore drilling rigs and on commercial vessels in the Gulf of Mexico as well as inland waters.
Working in an offshore or maritime setting, whether it is on a jack-up drilling rig, an offshore platform or from a vessel is inherently dangerous. The work is performed among heavy, dangerous moving equipment, from heights, and is often complicated by wave action.
Depending upon the location, job description and circumstances of a particular offshore or maritime accident, one or more of a number of special laws may apply. These may include:
- The Jones Act
- The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
- The Death on the High Seas Act
- The General Maritime Law
Offshore and maritime accident laws are complicated and different than Louisiana law. The proper representation of an accident victim injured in an offshore or maritime setting requires an attorney experienced with and familiar with the special laws that apply. At the Law Offices of J. Price McNamara, we have the experience, resources and track record of past results to properly represent you or a loved one who has sustained an injury or tragically died while working in an offshore or maritime setting.
We answer any questions you have FREE OF CHARGE. We welcome telephone calls or the opportunity to visit you in person to answer any questions you may have about your case without charge and without any obligation on your part whatsoever to hire us as your attorney.
We also provide, FREE OF CHARGE, comprehensive case reviews. Just contact us and we are happy to speak with you by telephone or in person to speak with you about your case in detail without charge, no matter how long it takes. There is no obligation whatsoever to hire us as your attorney.
If you ultimately decide to hire us to represent you in a personal injury, wrongful death or disability insurance claim, we handle them on a contingent fee basis. Our fee is earned and our advanced litigation costs are recovered only when we recover for you by settlement or trial judgment. Our clients owe us nothing, no fee and no reimbursement of our advanced litigation costs, no matter how large, unless we recover. Mr. McNamara holds the highest possible peer review rating of “AV” (“Very High to Pre-Eminent”) for professional excellence and ethical standards.
WITH OFFICES IN BATON ROUGE (HEADQUARTERS) AND METAIRIE, MR. MCNAMARA ACCEPTS SELECT LOUISIANA CASES STATEWIDE.