Maritime


For nearly thirty years the Falcon Law Firm has represented clients injured or killed in accidents while working on boats or offshore platforms. Maritime law, also known as admiralty law, is a body of law that governs aspects related to marine commerce, marine navigation, marine salvaging, shipping, sailors, and the transportation of passengers and goods by sea. Maritime law is different in both substance and procedure to normal law. Our attorneys have extensive experience in handling maritime cases involving the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act, personal injury claims, pipeline spills, drilling rig accidents, well blowouts, ship and barge collision The Falcon Law Firm has successfully argued an important federal maritime case in front of the United States Supreme Court, American Dredging v. Miller, 510 U.S. 443 (1994). In a 7-2 vote the Supreme Court justices agreed with Mr. Falcon, which resulted in Mr. Falcon keeping an essential remedy available for injured mariners. The firm’s practice reaches beyond regional affairs, extending to international matters. The practice includes personal injury cases, forum non-conveniens, international comity, and other relevant doctrines regarding foreign plaintiffs and defendants. Our attorneys are experienced in representing clients from foreign countries and have the know-how necessary to handle situations where international factors are at play. Because of the specialized nature of maritime law, it is imperative that any actions resulting in damages to a person or property at sea be reviewed by an attorney that specializes in maritime law. The Falcon Law Firm has the experience and mastery of all aspects of maritime law, and their track record proves this. If you or someone you care about has been injured while working offshore and/or while working on an oil platform contact the Falcon Law Firm at 504-341-1234. Our attorneys will fight for your rights and seek the compensation you and your family deserve. You may also contact us online or visit us at our office located at 5044 Lapalco Blvd., Marrero, LA.