Admiralty & Maritime Claims
– We are your maritime personal injury attorneys.
As the son of a longshoreman and a proud member of a longshoreman and stevedore family, Mark Tauzier literally grew up in the maritime industry of New Orleans. That background makes handling these types of cases fundamental to the Yeager LaNasa Tauzier, LLC practice. We are your maritime personal injury attorneys.
The attorneys at Yeager LaNasa Tauzier have the experience necessary to handle all types of admiralty and maritime personal injury claims. With that experience, we are able to understand the complex relationships that exist amongst individuals traveling or working on navigable waterways, lakes, the open seas, Gulf of Mexico and/or the Mississippi River. The rights of individuals injured in these areas, whether on the job or not, can vary by trade and situation. For example, Jones Act Seamen are entitled to maintenance and cure when injured regardless of fault. Our goal is to ensure our clients are aware of all of their rights. Even the smallest injury at the time can have severe long term consequences. We ensure our clients’ rights are protected and that they receive full compensation for their loss. We also protect the employment rights of employees working in the admiralty and maritime industry.
– We handle maritime personal injury and employment dispute cases involving:
Jones Act Seamen
Oil Rig/Platform Accidents
Longshoremen and 905(B) claims
Oceangoing Ship crew members
Catastrophic Injury & Brain Injury
We help individuals injured on the open seas, on inland waterways or on land. We work with shipyard workers, longshoremen, checkers, clerks, Jones Act seamen, cruise ship passengers, cruise ship workers, tugboat operators/workers, river pilots, engineers, platform workers, recreational boaters, commercial fishermen, and offshore welders. We handle all types of injuries ranging from those involving damage to soft tissue, cervical spine, lumbar spine, thoracic spine, and brain. As experienced litigators, we have found these types of injuries often require conservative treatment with physical therapy, but can develop into the need for a diskectomy, disk replacement fusion surgery and more. We also handle cases involving dismemberment, catastrophic injury as well as wrongful death.
In these types of cases, often times, witnesses are located all around the world. Our firm is ready and available to preserve all evidence (including witness interviews) as quickly as possible. We will not hesitate to work with our clients outside of what most consider “normal business hours” or on the weekends. Time is almost always of the essence, so do not delay. Our team is ready on a moment’s notice.
We also work with individuals in non-injury employment related disputes with their employer. We handle cases before administrative agencies as well as in state and federal court. We handle matters involving employment discrimination (race, sex, age, disability), wage and hour (overtime) disputes, wrongful termination, leave act (Family Medical Leave Act, etc.) violations, hostile work environment and retaliation claims.
Although every case is different and different laws may apply, recovery commonly includes, but is not limited to:
Past and Future Medical Expenses
This includes emergency room visits at a hospital, hospital care, surgery, medical devices, prescription medications, and appointments with medical professionals.
Many victims are entitled to recover for wages they would have earned had the accident not occurred. Even if unemployed at the time, the victim may be entitled to lost wages if we can demonstrate lost earning potential during the time of the accident (or recovery period).
Pain and Suffering
Victims are permitted to seek compensation for the pain and suffering they must endure without proving their injury is permanent. Factors include the type of injury, job status, or the extent of the pain and the length of time the victim has suffered and/or is expected to suffer.
Loss of Consortium
The injured spouse of the victim may be able to recover damages for loss of marital benefits, including companionship, sexual relations, and lost affection.
We are able to handle maritime personal injury cases in all cities and parishes throughout the State of Louisiana, including but not limited to Jefferson Parish, Orleans Parish, Terrebonne Parish, St. John the Baptist Parish, St. Charles Parish, Plaquemines Parish, Lafayette Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish, West Baton Rouge Parish, Assumption Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, St. Tammany Parish, Cameron Parish, St. Mary Parish, Iberia Parish, Vermillion Parish, St. Martin Parish, Iberville Parish, Livingston Parish, Washington Parish, East Feliciana Parish, Lafourche Parish, Amite, New Orleans, Hammond, Metairie, Slidell, Belle Chasse, Marrero, Gretna, Harvey, Houma, Thibodaux, Bogalusa, Laplace, Baton Rouge, Luling and more. We are also able to handle maritime personal injury cases in all counties in Mississippi as well as Florida.
If you have a question about your rights, give us a call for a free and confidential consultation, 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
We serve client's interests throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida. Each state has its own rules governing a party's rights and obligations following an accident or insurance claim. Hiring the right attorney is of the utmost importance to ensure those rights are protected. Our attorneys will review the applicable statutes of limitations and filing requirements for our client's claims.