Admiralty and maritime law is a complex area governed by a variety of federal statutes. Your rights and opportunities to recover monetary compensation under the Jones Act and other maritime laws may be much different than those in any other type of injury case.
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In addition to hundreds of cases involving drilling rigs, barges, tugboats, other vessels, oil platforms and transport helicopters on U.S. waterways, our attorneys at Doyle have handled numerous maritime law cases originating in international and foreign waters. If you need a lawyer to evaluate your maritime injury claim, contact our firm today.
Jones Act and 905(b) Claims — Fatal Accidents — International Cases
We focus on serious maritime accidents and injuries, wherever they occur along the Gulf Coast or elsewhere. You can depend on our ability to handle:
- Jones Act claims, as well as third-party personal injury litigation, for maritime workers injured working on U.S. waterways or docks
- Shore-based maritime injuries best addressed through 33 U.S.C.A. §905(b) claims against a vessel as a third party or party other than the employer
- International maritime injuries
- Fatal maritime accidents leaving family members without financial support and companionship
Successful recoveries for victims of serious injury
Recent maritime cases we have successfully resolved include substantial verdicts and settlement awards for:
- A boat captain severely injured in a mutiny off the coast of Angola
- The victim of an accident aboard the dredging vessel Pontchartrain, for which the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company was found 100 percent liable
- Injuries suffered by a captain being transferred in a personnel basket between vessels in the Gulf of Mexico
- A Mississippi man who suffered chemical burns and spinal injuries in an offshore helicopter crash — involving negligence in rescue efforts by defendant Houston Helicopters, Inc.
- A mechanic on a seismic survey vessel operated by WesternGeco Resources, Inc., who suffered permanent spinal injuries when his head struck an improperly placed beam, resulting in a Jones Act claim and verdict affirmation in trial court