Lafayette Boating Accident Attorney
While many catastrophic injuries result from 18-wheeler accidents or car accidents, boating accidents can also cause serious brain injury or back and spinal cord injuries. At the law office of Chris Villemarette, Trial Lawyer, we protect the rights of those injured in serious boating accidents and their families. From our office in Lafayette, we represent clients injured on any of Louisiana’s waterways.
Recreational Boating Accidents
In an area known for its bayous and thriving Gulf Coast, many people take part in recreational boating and related water activities. When these activities result in accidents, however, a fun outing can become devastating.
If you or a loved one was injured in a boating accident caused by someone else’s negligence, our firm can help you recover the compensation you deserve. We handle claims arising from Jet Ski accidents, water-skiing accidents, speedboat accidents, recreational fishing accidents and accidents caused by boating under the influence (BUI) of alcohol or drugs.
Work-Related Maritime Accidents
Louisiana has one of the largest commercial ports in the United States, one that supports not only a prosperous fishing industry, but also many offshore oil drilling operations. If you work in a seafaring industry and suffer injury on the job, your recovery may be subject to specific maritime accident laws such as the Jones Act.
As such, not every personal injury attorney has the experience or knowledge required to handle maritime accident claims. Our lawyer does. Mr. Villemarette represents injured maritime workers who have been involved in:
- Commercial fishing accidents
- Accidents involving push boats, tugboats, commercial barges and other commercial watercraft
- Shrimp boat accidents
- Oyster collection and operations
- Accidents on inland drilling rigs or offshore drilling rigs
- Boating accidents during the transfer of cargo, tools or crew members to and from offshore rigs
Contact our experienced Lafayette boating accident attorney, Chris Villemarette, by calling 337-232-3100 to schedule a consultation today.