Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. are the nation’s leading maritime lawyers with 15 full-time lawyers ready to assist New Orleans residents and tourists with maritime injury claims. New Orleans is known for its outdoor adventures and booming maritime industry. Unfortunately, when injuries occur on navigable waters, maritime laws apply. These types of cases can be notoriously complex. Fortunately, when you have our team of reputable New Orleans maritime lawyers at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. handling your case, you can breathe easier.
We are the nation’s leading maritime accident firms. Our extensive experience in handling maritime injuries earned us the designation of “Lawyer of the Year” in Admiralty & Maritime by US News & World Report in 2020 and our lawyers have repeatedly been named to the Best Lawyers® and Superlawyers®, year after year. Do not hesitate to contact our office to learn more about what legal options may be available to you. You can reach us by phone at 877-233-1238 to schedule your free case review as soon as today.
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Shipping Companies In New Orleans
Numerous shipping companies operate in and around New Orleans. Here are some of the most well-known:
- AAA Cooper Transportation (ACT)
- ABF Freight
- Averitt Express
- Central Freight Lines
- Central Transport
- Estes Express Lines
- FedEx Freight
- Forward Air
- Lineage Logistics
- Worldwide Transportation Services
- Old Dominion Freight Line
- Panther Premium Logistics
- Pilot Air Freight
- R+L Carriers
- SAIA LTL Freight
- Southeastern Freight Lines
- TForce Freight
- XPO Logistics
- Yellow Freight
- YRC Freight
These are only a few of the many shipping companies in and near New Orleans. If you were working for any of these shipping companies when you suffered your maritime injuries, be sure to contact our team of dedicated attorneys to explore your legal options for financial recovery.
Cruise Lines Operating In New Orleans
If you enjoy cruise vacations or work as a passenger on a cruise ship, you may have suffered injuries on one or more of the following cruise lines operating out of New Orleans:
- Carnival Cruise Lines
- Norwegian Cruise Lines
- Disney Cruise Lines
- Royal Caribbean International
- American Cruise Lines
- American Queen Steamboat Company
- Viking Cruises
Where are you seriously injured on a cruise line in New Orleans? Are you unsure of how to get justice and recover compensation for your injuries? Contact our New Orleans maritime attorneys to find out what’s next for your case.
Ferries Accidents In New Orleans
Ferries are one of the most popular ways to get around in New Orleans. They are also a great opportunity for maritime employees to find work. However, when you suffer an injury on a ferry in New Orleans, you may have the right to specific types and amounts of compensation.
Our New Orleans maritime attorneys will carefully examine the circumstances of your case to determine how to see if the compensation and benefits you are entitled to. If you are an injured employee, you may have the opportunity to seek benefits through the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act (LHWCA). For example, you may be entitled to certain types of benefits, including:
- Vocational rehabilitation benefits if your injuries will prevent you from being able to return to work in the same industry
- Total coverage of your ferry accident-related medical expenses
- Disability benefits to cover a portion of your lost income
- Compensation for transportation and mileage to physician appointments
Ferry passengers who suffer injuries in New Orleans may have the opportunity to file a personal injury lawsuit against the liable party. Our firm will closely evaluate the way in which your ferry accident occurred to establish fault.
Some of the different types of damages you could suck as part of your New Orleans ferry accident claim include:
- Chronic pain and physical suffering
- Loss of income
- Loss of consortium
- Emotional trauma
- Medical expenses and equipment fees
- Diminished quality of life
- Property damages
- Reduced earning potential
- Future medical care
Common Maritime Accidents In New Orleans
Maritime accidents can take many forms. It is not uncommon for outdoor adventures and cruise ship vacations to turn catastrophic when an individual is assaulted, becomes ill, or suffers devastating injury due to malfunctioning equipment or lack of safety supplies.
Maritime employees are often subject to dangerous ship conditions, severe environmental conditions and risk suffering catastrophic injuries when their materials or equipment fails.
Some of the most common types of maritime accidents we handle in New Orleans include:
- Cruise Ship Accidents & Injuries
- Cruise Ship Rape
- Cruise Passenger Disappearances
- Cruise Ship Overboard Accidents
- Cruise Ship Drowning Accidents
- Cruise Ship Medical Malpractice
- FlowRider Accidents
- Seaman’s Claims
- Boating Accidents
- Yacht Accidents
- Jet Ski Accidents
- Parasailing Accidents
- Scuba Diving Accidents
- Barge, Cargo, and Tanker Accidents
- Commercial Fishing Accidents
- Shore Excursion Accidents
- Hotel, Resort, and Vacation Accidents
- Hotel Rape anted Sexual Assault
Important Deadlines You Need to Know
If you are hoping to be awarded compensation for your maritime injuries, it is essential to file your claim before the statute of limitations expires. The type of maritime injury claim you file will determine how long you have before the statute of limitations deadline passes.
The statute of limitations for the various maritime injury claims are as follows:
- Personal injury lawsuit in Louisiana carry a one year statute of limitations
- Cruise passenger lawsuits are usually contractually limited to a one year statute of limitations
- Jones Act claims carry a three year statute of limitations
- LHWCA claims carry a one year statute of limitations
It is imperative that your maritime injury claim be filed before this deadline expires. If you attempt to pursue your claim once the statute of limitations has passed, the courts will have no other choice. They will be required to dismiss your case and bar you from seeking compensation within the civil court system.
You can avoid the statute of limitations negatively affecting your right to compensation and benefits after your maritime injuries by getting an attorney at our firm to start working on your case as soon as possible.
The Nation’s Leading Maritime Lawyers Are Here To Help
It may not always be clear whether you should pursue a claim under the Jones Act, seek benefits under the LHWCA, or move forward with a personal injury lawsuit. When you’ve suffered debilitating maritime injuries, our New Orleans Maritime lawyers at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. are here to help.