New Orleans Maritime Lawyers

Maritime
Accidents

An injury at sea will fall under a different set of laws than accidents that occur on land. Because of this distinction, you should only trust your case to a lawyer who understands the specific nuances of maritime law and has successfully handled these cases in the past.

Maritime
Accidents

An injury at sea will fall under a different set of laws than accidents that occur on land. Because of this distinction, you should only trust your case to a lawyer who understands the specific nuances of maritime law and has successfully handled these cases in the past.
New Orleans Boaters

New Orleans
Boating Accident
Attorneys

New Orleans’ location on the Gulf of Mexico means that many residents here use boats for recreation or work. Unfortunately, injury accidents are common on the water. If you suffered severe injuries or if you lost a loved one in a boating accident caused by someone else’s negligence, turn to an experienced boating accident lawyer. You shouldn’t have to pay out of pocket for their actions, and you could be eligible to recover significant compensation. Boating accident claims can be more complex to pursue since they are often governed by maritime or admiralty law. Still, you could be owed fair compensation if you were hurt on the Gulf, a river, a lake, or another body of water.

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Maritime Accidents

TYPES
CAUSES
COMPENSATION
Some of the most common kinds of boating accident cases we’ve handled include:
  • Commercial Boating Accidents
  • Jet Ski Accidents
  • Fishing Boat Accidents
  • Pontoon Boat Accidents
  • Propeller Accidents
  • Overboard Accidents
Accidents do not always involve the boats themselves, as people can also be harmed because of certain dangerous conditions on some vessels. Slip and fall accidents are a common cause of injuries, while falling objects or other hazards may injure others.
Many boating accidents are caused by negligence on the part of the operator. Some of the most common causes of injury accidents include:
  • Drug or alcohol use
  • Distracted or inattentive driving
  • Speeding or reckless operation
  • Inexperience
  • Improper maintenance
Also, a defective part or design of the vessel itself could result in a severe injury accident. When this happens, the manufacturer or another entity along the supply chain could be liable for the accident and could owe the victim fair compensation.
If you’ve been hurt in a boating accident, the party responsible could owe you significant compensation. Most injury claims are settled out of court, but some cases will require a lawsuit and a trial to resolve. Regardless of how your case is resolved, you could be entitled to compensation for the financial and emotional harm you suffer.

Economic damages include:

  • Lost wages and reduced earning capacity
  • Past and future medical care
  • Boat repair costs
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Therapy costs

Non-economic damages include:

  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of companionship or consortium
  • Emotional distress

Contact a New Orleans Boating Accident Lawyer

Over 40 Years of Legal Experience Sossaman Law Firm handles a wide variety of different kinds of boating accident claims. The attorneys at Sossaman Law Firm have more than 40 years of experience with maritime and admiralty claims.
Sossaman provides justice for our clients. Our attorneys will fight to recover compensation that covers all of your past, present, and future expenses and other damages.
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