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Lafayette Maritime Lawyer

The proven Lafayette maritime lawyers at Degan, Blanchard & Nash, PLC represent and defend insurance companies, maritime corporations, and consumers in admiralty and maritime law matters. Lafayette maritime attorneys are knowledgeable in all areas of general maritime 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 maritime lawyer.

The Louisiana maritime defense attorneys have experience litigating maritime and maritime claims involving:

  • Boat Manufacturing Liability
  • Cruise Ship Injuries
  • Inland Marine
  • 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 Maritime Attorney

Louisiana maritime law exclusively governs the issues and activities that occur at sea or in any navigable waters. Maritime 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 maritime law is held at the federal court level.

The courts and Congress seek to create a uniform body of maritime 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 maritime partially through the Commerce Clause. American maritime 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, maritime jurisdiction includes matters not involving interstate commerce, including recreational boating.

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

Trusted Lafayette Maritime Defense Lawyer

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