Maritime Injuries & The Jones Act

Although The Bowling Law Firm is primarilly known for their handling of medical malpractice cases, it is well recoginized that often the most difficult aspects of maritime injury cases involve the medical issues which arise. The firm's experience in handling complex medical cases and trial skills has caused The Bowling Law Firm to often be enlisted by lawyers throughout the Gulf South to act as lead counsel on their maritime personal injury cases.

Louisiana and Mississippi Jones Act Claim Attorneys

Injuries which occur as a result of maritime activities are governed by a distinct body of law known as admiralty or maritime law. Under general maritime law, injured seamen are entitled to maintenance and cure if the seaman was injured in the course of his or her service to the vessel. Additionally, general maritime law provides that a maritime employee may also be entitled to recover damages against his employer if he or she has been injured as a result of his employer's failure to provide a seaworthy vessel.

Under the Jones Act, an injured maritime employee has a right of recovery against his or her employer if the employee's injury is caused by the employer's negligence.

Lawyers Who Practice Maritime Law

The attorneys at The Bowling Law Firm have handled personal injury cases governed by maritime law for the past 33 years, including cases which fall under the federal Jones Act. Cases such as the landmark decision in Davis v. Odeco, 18 F. 3d 1287 (5th Cir. 1994), obtained by Mr. Bowling on behalf of his seaman client attest to the firm's leading role in this field. The firm's maritime law practice is focused on helping individuals who have been injured aboard vessels and other maritime work places, such as:

  • Oil rigs
  • Barges
  • Ferries
  • Cargo vessels

The attorneys at The Bowling Law Firm can help injured maritime employees determine whether they have a Jones Act or other type of maritime compensation claim. Additionally, the firm handles maritime cases involving recreational watercraft accidents.

Contact The Bowling Law Firm In New Orleans Louisiana

The law firm of The Bowling Law Firm is equipped to handle difficult cases involving serious and catastrophic maritime injuries. Contact the firm online or by telephone at 877-757-3539 to speak with one of the firm's attorneys. Since the firm does not utilize non-lawyer staff to "screen" cases, you will have the opportunity to speak with one of the firm's attorneys directly about your potential case.

The firm's main office is conveniently located at 1615 Poydras Street in Downtown New Orleans. This location is in close proximity with the federal and state courthouses where many of the firm's cases are pending. The firm is prepared to handle maritime and Jones Act cases throughout the states of Louisiana and Mississippi.