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Maritime Law

Representing Those Injured on Louisiana and Mississippi Waterways

Maritime law, also known as admiralty law, applies to activities that happen at sea and on other navigable waterways like rivers and lakes. It covers everything from the shipment of cargo up and down the Mississippi River to how injured deckhands and boat passengers can obtain compensation for their injuries as well as recreational boating and jet ski accidents.

Our Baton Rouge maritime lawyers are deeply familiar with Louisiana’s culture and ties to the shipping and oil and gas industries. In fact, members of the Saunders & Chabert team have personal experience working on boats and offshore oil rigs. We understand how dangerous maritime work environments can be and what issues these employees face every day.

Saunders & Chabert focuses on the personal injury and workers’ compensation aspects of maritime law. Our attorneys have nearly 50 combined years of experience helping injured people throughout Louisiana.

Our maritime clients come to us from a wide range of backgrounds, including:
  • Fishermen
  • Deckhands
  • Ship captains
  • Oil rig workers
  • Merchant seamen
  • Harbor workers
  • Tourists
  • Recreational boaters
  • Divers and snorkelers
  • Marine construction workers

Maritime Injury Representation

When you come to Saunders & Chabert, you can be confident that we will give you an honest, accurate appraisal of your options. If you hire us, we will get to work quickly to recover full and fair compensation for your losses.

Other Maritime Practice Areas

Admiralty Law is complex, but Saunders & Chabert has the knowledge and experience to investigate your case and help you receive fair compensation for injuries. Explore other Maritime practice areas:

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Free Consultation

If you were injured or a loved one was killed in an accident on the Mississippi River, the Gulf of Mexico, Lake Pontchartrain or another body of water, we encourage you to reach out to us for legal advice. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 225-771-8100 or fill out the form.