Maritime & Offshore Claims
Lafayette Offshore Claims Attorney
Along the Gulf Coast there are sites for maritime and offshore accidents. Accidents can take place onboard ships, on oil rigs or in the loading and unloading of cargo at ports. Any attorney working in this area needs to be familiar with the federal Merchant Marine Act of 1920, also called the Jones Act. Like workers' compensation, this law provides compensation to maritime workers and offshore workers injured in the line of duty. They are entitled to reimbursement for medical bills and a benefit for living expenses. Unlike workers' compensation, they may also seek personal injury compensation in the courts where they can prove negligence on the part of their employer. A personal injury attorney in Lafayette can assist injured workers to obtain the full compensation available to them.
Doran & Cawthorne, P.L.L.C. has provided seasoned representation to clients in Lafayette injured in maritime and offshore accidents since 2004. Mr. Doran has past experience as an insurance defense attorney where he learned how insurance companies defend against accident claims. He now uses that understanding to help his clients get the compensation they deserve. The maritime claims attorneys at firm are fully familiar with the Jones Act and know when to file a claim under the act or when it is better to use state legal remedies.
Maritime Claims Lawyer
Clients need have no fear that the firm will settle a case at a substandard settlement just to avoid going to trial. The attorneys at the firm, while skilled at negotiation, like to litigate cases and will energetically pursue in court any claim for which the insurance companies are unreasonable. They are dedicated to seeing that clients get all the compensation they deserve including medical bills, loss of income and pain and suffering.
Contact a maritime claims lawyer in Lafayette
at the firm for vigorous representation of claims.