Maritime Injuries & The Jones Act

Often the most difficult aspects of maritime injury cases involve the medical issues which arise.

The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation's experience in handling complex medical cases and trial skills have caused the Firm to often be enlisted by lawyers throughout the Gulf South to act as lead counsel on their maritime personal injury cases.

Call 504-613-4561 or 877-757-3539 to discuss your specific situation with a skilled attorney. From offices in New Orleans and Gulfport, the Firm helps clients throughout Louisiana and Mississippi.

Maritime Attorneys with Real Trial Experience and Deep Understanding of Personal Injury

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 or her employer if he or she has been injured as a result of his or her 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.

Our Proven Record In Maritime Cases

The attorneys at The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation, have handled personal injury cases governed by maritime law for the past 35 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.

Lawyers from The Bowling Law Firm are recognized by their peers to be leaders in trial practice and complex medical litigation. Lawyers from the Firm have been selected by Super Lawyers (reserved for the top 5%), and The American Board of Trial Advocates (requiring extensive jury trial experience). The Firm carries Martindale-Hubbell's highest AV-Preeminent rating for ability and ethics.

The Firm's maritime law practice is focused on helping individuals who have been injured aboard vessels and other maritime workplaces such as:

  • Oil rigs
  • Barges
  • Ferries
  • Cargo vessels

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

Contact The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation, In New Orleans

The law firm of The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation, is equipped to handle difficult cases involving serious and catastrophic maritime injuries. Call our office for a confidential consultation or complete the online form.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.