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Lafayette Admiralty Lawyer

The proven Lafayette admiralty lawyers at Degan, Blanchard & Nash, PLC represent and defend insurance companies, maritime corporations, and consumers in admiralty and maritime law matters. Lafayette admiralty attorneys are knowledgeable in all areas of general admiralty law, ranging from injuries and working conditions at sea to shipping and commerce, navigation, collisions, protections for passengers, seaman, captains and crew members and workers’ compensation as well as recreational boating and environmental issues in Lafayette, Louisiana. Clients will have the confidence of knowing that their case is being handled by an experienced and knowledgeable Lafayette admiralty lawyer.

The Louisiana admiralty defense attorneys have experienced litigating admiralty and maritime claims involving:

  • Boat Manufacturing Liability
  • Cruise Ship Injuries
  • Jones Act
  • Longshore and Harborworkers Compensation Act
  • Marine Cargo
  • Marine Defense
  • Marine Liability
  • Marine Pollution
  • Maritime Negligence
  • Maritime Personal Injury
  • Maritime Products Liability
  • Maritime Property Damage
  • Shipping

Experienced Louisiana Admiralty Attorney

Louisiana admiralty law exclusively governs the issues and activities that occur at sea or in any navigable waters. Admiralty law includes violations of maritime rules and regulations, seaboard accidents and injuries, commerce, and contractual relations, as well as other related activities that occur at sea. In the United States, jurisdiction over admiralty law is held at the federal court level.

The courts and Congress seek to create a uniform body of admiralty law both nationally and internationally to facilitate commerce. The federal courts derive their exclusive jurisdiction over this field from the Judiciary Act of 1789 and Article III of the U.S. Constitution. Congress regulates admiralty partially through the Commerce Clause. American admiralty law formerly applied only to American tidal waters. It now extends to any waters navigable within the United States for interstate or foreign commerce. In such waters, admiralty jurisdiction includes matters not involving interstate commerce, including recreational boating.

Lafayette admiralty lawyers are professional and knowledgeable in understanding the details, facts, complications, and circumstances that arise in an admiralty case.

Trusted Lafayette Admiralty Defense Lawyer

The Lafayette admiralty defense lawyers at Degan, Blanchard & Nash, PLC are distinguished by a history of successful admiralty claim recoveries. For experienced representation in an admiralty dispute, contact the Lafayette admiralty lawyers at Degan, Blanchard & Nash, PLC in Louisiana.

Degan, Blanchard & Nash, PLC attorneys practicing in the area of Admiralty Law: