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Maritime Law

Offshore drilling rig accidents, river boat accidents, and pleasure boat accidents can be dangerous. When someone is seriously injured in any maritime accident, talk to the maritime accident attorneys at Bohrer Brady LLC. We have a thorough understanding of maritime law and the rights of injured people.


Cases we handle include, but are not limited to:

Boating Accident

If you were hurt in a boating accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Even pleasure boat operators must follow the navigational rules of the water and operate their boats safely.

Commercial Diving Accident

The work of commercial divers can be dangerous. When a commercial diver stays under water too long, the consequences can be severe. Repairs and installations made under water can be especially hazardous.

Commercial Fishing and Shrimping

Fish and shrimp are plentiful in the Gulf of Mexico. Commercial shrimping and fishing are dangerous industries and injuries and fatalities continue to occur frequently.

Drilling Rigs and Barges

When an injury-causing accident occurs on a drilling rig or drilling barge, talk to a personal injury attorney with experience helping workers injured in maritime accidents. At Bohrer Brady LLC, we have been helping injured maritime workers for six decades.

Helicopter Accidents

Crew transfers from shore to a drilling rig often involve a helicopter. While it is an effective, quick way to manage personnel transfers, it can sometimes be dangerous. The lawyers at Bohrer Brady LLC help people who have been injured in helicopter accidents.

Jet Ski Accident

Personal watercraft (PWC) such as Jet Skis and Waverunners have enjoyed a surge in popularity in the Gulf region, a popularity which has lead to more crowded waterways and an increase in Jet Ski accidents.

Jones Act + Seaman’s Claims

Were your accident and injuries caused by your employer’s negligence? Most workers are not permitted by law to sue their employer for negligence, but seamen have had that right since Congress passed the Merchant Marine Act (Jones Act) of 1920.

Offshore Injuries

Work in the maritime industry can be dangerous. At Bohrer Brady LLC, our attorneys have six decades of combined experience helping maritime workers bring successful claims for injuries resulting from offshore accidents.

Personnel Transfer Accdent

Transfer of maritime workers from offshore installations to crew boats and docks is accomplished by various means, including helicopters, rope systems and personnel transfer baskets. Unfortunately, serious accidents can occur when standard practices, procedures and safety protocols are not followed.

River Accidents

When tugs, tows, and barges are hard at work on a river, accidents can happen. When those river boat and barge accidents cause injuries, you need to know your rights.

Wrongful Death/Death on the High Seas

When a loved one dies in a fatal accident, it is always hard on the family. When that accident is a sudden wrongful death, especially death offshore on the high seas, the circumstances can be difficult to understand. Our law firm has six decades of combined experience investigating maritime accidents and helping families obtain the compensation they need and deserve.

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To discuss your situation, contact us online or call us toll-free at 1-800-876-3911.

If you or a loved one has been injured as an offshore worker, an inland river worker, or as a pleasure boater, our legal team has the skill and experience to represent you. Most of our clients come to us as referrals from former clients who know we have the specific legal knowledge required in maritime accident claims.

  • If two fishing boats collide, if a pleasure boat hits a sandbar and a passenger is hurt, or if a recreational boat accident causes an injury or wrongful death, you may have a claim under maritime law. Our attorneys can evaluate your boating accident case at no cost to you and recommend actions to take.
  • Offshore drilling rig accidents are covered by the Jones Act, a law that protects offshore workers who are injured because of unsafe work environments. Safety is a special concern in offshore situations, far from hospitals and trauma centers. We handle the full range of Jones Act and offshore accidents including accidents on jack-ups, semi-submersibles, lay barges, drill ships, and other floating vessels for roustabouts, floorhands, roughnecks, derrick hands, and all job positions.
  • Our maritime and offshore and inland river law attorneys handle inland river accidents involving deck hands, tankermen, galley hands and others who are injured while working on tankers, tug boats, barges, tow boats, fleet boats and line boats and other inland river vessels.

If you have suffered a maritime accident injury, or if a family member has died in a fatal accident, tell us about it. Our maritime claims lawyers can help you understand the laws and your rights. You do not have to face a big company alone

Were you involved in a maritime accident? Contact us to arrange a free consultation with our experienced maritime lawyers. There is no fee unless we collect for you.