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Metairie Maritime Attorney

Our state is home to multiple bodies of water such as the Mississippi River and Red River, and has easy access to the gulf, creating numerous job opportunities for the people of this state. The city of Metairie, as of 2010, is populated with over 138,000 people and is near the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. Although the water brings countless jobs to the community, it also creates dangerous risks for maritime workers. According to the Insurance Information Institute, “Marine accidents killed 1,163 people and caused $197 million in insured losses in 2017.” There have been diverse cases of maritime injuries, and they will continue to arise due to the high rate of maritime workers. If you or someone you know has been injured due to a maritime accident or has been searching for a “maritime lawyer near me,” it’s time to hire a Metairie maritime attorney to handle your case.

Most Common Injuries

Listed below are some of the most common maritime injuries. Injuries can vary depending on the accident that occurred.

  • Shoulder injuries
  • Falling overboard, which can result in various injuries, such as broken bones, concussions, or, in the worst case, death.
  • Chemical burns
  • Lost limbs
  • Toxication. Exposure to toxic fumes can result in different health problems.

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If you or someone you know has been injured in a maritime accident in Metairie, LA waters, The Law Offices of Blaine Barrilleaux can help you. We offer our services to those who have been injured at sea because we believe that is one area where we can have the biggest positive impact on our community. We say, “In Pain? Call Blaine!” because you can call one of our maritime attorney’s anytime, day or night, and even during the holidays. We deeply care about making Metairie the best place it can be, and to do that, we need to help our community members as much as we can. So please, don’t search for any “maritime lawyer near me,” instead, give The Law Offices of Blaine Barrilleaux a call. We’re here to help you right away.

Why You Need a Metairie Maritime Attorney

  1.  Our maritime attorney understands the different laws such as The Jones Act, General Maritime Law, The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, and the Death on the High Seas Act. Maritime injury lawyers have the knowledge and experience necessary to approach your case.
  2. The injuries some people suffer as maritime workers are not always covered by workers’ compensation. An experienced Metairie maritime attorney knows how to handle maritime laws, and can assist you on your particular injury.
  3. If you have suffered an accident while on the job, you deserve to know your legal rights. Our lawyers know these rights, and can you give you the best chance of recovering the maximum compensation for your claim.
  4. If you’re uncertain if you have a claim, an experienced maritime attorney can inform and assist you through the process. The Law Offices of Blaine Barrilleaux are willing to sit down with you and review your case.

The Jones Act

The Jones Act is a specific law that applies to seamen or merchant marines who are injured while aboard ships. The act provides compensation when an injury occurs secondary to the negligence of a fellow seaman, the vessel’s owner, the captain, or another member of the vessel’s crew. Experienced maritime lawyers are well aware of this act and can assist you with your claim.

What Our Clients Are Saying

5 Star Testimonials

Wanda C.

The service I received from Blaine & associates exceeded my expectations. They have gained my trust and worked to finalize all in my favor. Their hard work and diligence is proven!

Chad J.

Helped me get the settlement I deserved from an insurance company that fought us every step of the way. Mr. Barrilleaux made it look easy and took care of everything.

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Nicole B.

Best services in the world. Could not ask for a better law firm.

Matthew C.

Blaine and his team were very helpful and I would recommend their services.

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Joseph H.

I’m from out of state and a professional truck driver. I had a multi car accident in Louisiana. I was not at fault but injured. Blaine and his staff helped deal with all the insurance companies and lawyers. He was with me for my deposition and met with me when I asked him to, if I was in the area. His staff are great and very patient with people that ask the same questions over and over. I can’t say enough good things about this man as a professional. I would use him again if I need to.

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Dawn W.

Blaine Barrilleaux was great. This was my first time ever filing a lawsuit and he and his office made it easy, painless, and informative. They always let me know what the next step in the case was as to not leave me lost and wondering what is going on. I would recommend him and his staff to anyone. Thanks for taking such great care of me.

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Charles S.

When I was in pain, I called Blaine and he got the action I wanted! I highly recommend him as a personal injury lawyer. He’s a no nonsense, straight to the point attorney and he doesn’t let the big insurance companies push him around. HE PUSHES BACK!!! THANKS BLAINE!!!

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Victor S.

Blaine and his staff are the greatest. They’ve taken very good care of my wife and I since our accident. I would definitely recommend the law office of Mr. Blaine Barrilleaux to anyone seeking a dedicated injury attorney.

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Joel P.

He made the other insurance company drive to my house to bring me my check from Texas. He was very understanding and listened to everything I said. He fought for me and got me the surgery I dearly needed. You won’t be able to find another lawyer who cares like him. He’s very patient with his clients.

Austin C.

Blaine is fair, smart and caring; his staff is great!

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Donna L.

Anytime I needed anything Blaine’s team was there to help me. They were friendly and on top of everything I asked for. I really appreciate how hard and quickly they worked to resolve my case. I would highly recommend Blaine Barrilleaux Law for anyone needing legal help.

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Dawn M.

Mr. Blaine Barrilleaux and his staff made this process as painless as possible. This was my first time going through a lawsuit and he and his staff made me very comfortable and went above and beyond to make sure I understood the process and what to expect. I would recommend this law firm to anyone seeking help.

Lafayette, Louisiana USA

Jeff and Michelle

Blaine Barrilleaux and his staff went beyond what was ever expected. Blaine was very easy to talk to and he listened to all my needs and concerns. They truly care. Thanks Blaine for all you did for us.

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

Kimberly S.

Blaine and his staff treated my family with the most respect. Blaine cares for his clients and goes above and beyond for them. Thank you Blaine for all your hard work and time in my case.

Morgan City, LA, USA

Different Types of Maritime Accident Claims

Although these are not all of the accident claims we handle, below are a few examples of maritime accidents that we represent:

  • Unsafe conditions on ships or boats
  • Toxic exposure claims
  • Offshore drilling rigs
  • Cruise ships and other types of boats
  • Drilling, welding, and cranes
  • Slips and falls, including cases involving falls while boarding or debarking from a vessel
  • Rough water claims
  • Claims involving vessels that collided with another vessel or other object

Contact One of Our Maritime Injury Lawyers Today

At the Law Office of Blaine Barrilleaux, we have been assisting accident victims for over 25 years. We understand the different laws governing maritime accidents, and we take pride in assisting our clients by thoroughly investigating their case. Furthermore, we recognize that suffering an injury is challenging. That’s why we want to lift some of the burdens off your shoulders so you can focus on recovering.

The Law Office of Blaine Barrilleaux understands what you are experiencing during your time of injury, and we would like to assist you on your claim. If you have been injured while on the water for any reason, contact our office to discuss whether you need to file a maritime accident claim.

To schedule a consultation with one of our maritime injury lawyers in Metairie, please contact us at (504) 323-9000 or complete our inquiry contact form.

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