Our Premier Maritime Injury Attorneys Provide the Highest Quality Legal Support and Demand Top-Dollar Results For Clients Hurt at Port

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When you choose to seek the services of the maritime lawyers at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A., you can and should expect results. Our team has extensive experience handling maritime accident cases like yours, achieving  more than $300 million for our clients over the course of our firm’s fifty plus year history. Our team has been recognized in preeminent law firm spaces, including “Best Lawyers” ® and “Best Law Firms” ® by US News & World Report. Let us put that experience to work for you.

When you are injured at sea or on shore, recovery can be a long, complex road. The Port of New Orleans is a major port for cruise ships, harbor workers, and other types of maritime workers. Unfortunately, cruise ship accidents happen, and other maritime injury cases can arise from injuries that happen at port or near shore.

If this sounds familiar, you may need a cruise ship accident attorney at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. to guide you through your case. Your port of New Orleans accident lawyer can provide the legal support you need and represent you in court when you are hurt and suffering.

About the Port of New Orleans

The Port of New Orleans is a key port for Louisiana as the state’s only international container port. While just under half of its revenue of $100 million annually, cruises make up a significant portion of its business, including Caribbean cruises with Carnival, Disney, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian Cruise Lines. It also features Mississippi River Cruises under American Cruise Lines, Viking, and American Queen Steamboat Company.

The port has handled more than one million passengers five years in a row. The port is also completely self-sustaining, meaning they receive zero tax dollars.

Common Accident Types on New Orleans Cruise Ships

The Port of New Orleans is a busy harbor, so maritime accidents can happen at any time. Whether these are cruise ships or harbor accidents, or a more complex offshore accident, you may have grounds for maritime claims. But what typically causes these accidents? Below are a few common types of accident injuries that we can pursue compensation for:

Who Is Liable for an Accident Under General Maritime Law?

When something goes wrong at sea, you may need a maritime accident lawyer to help you determine fault. Liability can be complex, and many parties can potentially be held responsible under admiralty law. What should you expect?

If you have any questions about liability, our maritime injury lawyers can guide you through this process to get the answers you need about your injuries. Our team of 16 attorneys with more than 250 years of combined experience has extensive knowledge about the legal rights of our clients in the New Orleans area.

The Cruise Line Company

If you have been injured as a passenger at port on a cruise, you may be able to hold the cruise line accountable for your injuries. Cruise lines are responsible for protecting the safety of their passengers, but sometimes this duty is breached, and as a result injuries occur.

If you have been injured because a cruise line company was careless, either through failing to ensure the ship was reasonably safe or failing to engage in careful hiring practices, you likely have grounds for a personal injury claim. Your Louisiana maritime lawyer has the tools you need to push back and get compensated fully and fairly.

Third-Party Claims

In some cases, you may have been at a port during a shore excursion, for example, when you were injured. What can you do?

Maritime lawyers can help you identify the at-fault party, who may be a third party unrelated to the ship. For example, you may have been injured because a harbor worker at the port was careless with your safety, or you may have been hurt by a resident living near but not associated with the port. In these cases, our maritime lawyers can provide the guidance you need to identify the at-fault party and take action.

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Legal Options for Injured Maritime Workers in New Orleans

According to traditional maritime law, maritime workers, such as crew members, would be able to pursue maintenance and cure. This allows workers who suffered a serious injury to receive compensation for their medical bills and lost wages while recovering from an injury or accident.

Furthermore, current laws also  allow for more recoverable damages,  such as a personal injury claim for cruise passengers or other laws for workers, including the Jones Act for injured seamen.  Likewise, maritime laws allow seamen to seek compensation when injured offshore. Any worker on a navigable vessel may begin the claims process under the applicable maritime laws.

Compensation for a New Orleans Maritime Accident

After a port injury, you may have grounds for compensation. Whether you try to pursue a settlement with the insurance company, or whether you go to court, you may have grounds to file for compensation for your personal injury or wrongful death claim. Your compensation should cover all the suffering you have experienced following the accident, also known as damages.

Talk to our offshore injury lawyers about the specifics of your case and what of the following damages you may be due compensation for:

  • Economic damages, including medical care costs
  • Non-economic damages, like pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages for acts of extreme negligence or intentional acts

Our Leading Maritime Injury Lawyers Fight for Justice for Port of New Orleans Accident Victims

When you seek the services at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A., you get 250 years of combined experience with our firm. As one of the top law firms protecting seafarers’ rights, we have been recognized as National Trial Lawyers “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” in the Nation, among other prestigious awards that show how committed we are to your case.

When a serious accident happens at the Port of New Orleans, you may have grounds for action. Unfortunately, you may also be overwhelmed by the devastating situation you are in, and you may struggle to overcome the injuries you have suffered.

Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. makes it easier than ever to get compensated fairly. When you need a Port of New Orleans accident lawyer, reach out for a free consultation where we can discuss exactly what we can do to help your case succeed. To learn more, reach out by calling 877-233-1238 or filling out our online contact form.