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Injured At Sea?

Seamen can experience a multitude of injuries on many different vessels, such as drill ships, cruise ships, tankers, cargo ships, dive boats, dredges, barges, tugboats, oil rigs and numerous others. Once an injury occurs, seamen possess numerous rights and opportunities to pursue monetary compensation under maritime laws such as the Jones Act. Maritime laws are more complex than other areas of law and an experienced maritime attorney gives you the best chance at recovery.

The attorneys at Doyle Dennis Avery LLP have managed numerous maritime cases throughout the oceans of the world. We understand and can navigate the unique challenges that claims in international, foreign, or American waters can bring.

Injuries on Vessels
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Experience with Injury Claims on All Types of Vessels

Doyle Dennis Avery LLP has vast experience in managing maritime injury claims for a variety of different vessels and crews. The attorneys at Doyle Dennis Avery LLP have an extensive record of success in fighting for injured seaman and receiving substantial settlements, verdicts and awards. Some of our recent successful cases include

  •  A captain transferred between vessels in a personnel basket in the Gulf of Mexico
  •  A mechanic who suffered a permanent spinal injury aboard a WesternGeco Resources, Inc. seismic survey vessel. His head struck an improperly placed beam and resulted in a Jones Act claim and successful verdict in trial court.
  •  Onshore or inland marine injury, especially for a 905(b) claim against a third party
  •  A Mississippi resident involved in a helicopter accident who suffered chemical burns and spinal injuries. Negligence was found in the rescue efforts by the defendant Houston Helicopters, Inc
  •  A worker aboard the dredging vessel Pontchartrain who was injured in an accident, which Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company was found 100 percent liable

Contact Doyle Dennis Avery LLP today to evaluate your maritime injury claim. Our firm will guide you through the details of your case and identify plans of action to aim for a positive outcome