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OS- Get to Know Maritime Law

A Tragedy on the Mississippi River and the Most Common Types of Maritime Accidents

Posted in News & Events, OS- Get to Know Maritime Law on March 16, 2018

On Monday, March 12th, 2018,  the vessel Natalie Jean capsized in the Mississippi River near New Orleans. Three people were aboard the vessel when it struck a docked ship and began to sink. Another vessel near the Natalie Jean was able to arrive in time to rescue one person, but unfortunately, the other two remained…

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How Long Do I Have to File a Maritime Injury?

Posted in OS- Get to Know Maritime Law, Personal Injury on March 8, 2018

It can seem like there are not enough hours in the day to juggle medical expenses, rehabilitation, and reparations after a maritime accident. With such little time, finding the right maritime lawyer in the Gulf Coast area that can adequately represent you begins to seem more like a pipe dream than a reality. But there…

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Six Important Questions to Ask Your Maritime Lawyer

Posted in OS- Get to Know Maritime Law on February 20, 2018

Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye while working on commercial cargo vessels, fishing boats, tankers, or on the docks. Sorting out everything that needs to be handled after a personal injury, however, can be downright overwhelming. Especially when dealing with complicated state and federal maritime laws. Your Houston maritime lawyers at Lapeze…

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What You Should Know About Maritime Law and Injuries

Posted in OS- Get to Know Maritime Law on January 4, 2018

The maritime industry is big business for the Gulf Coast and the people that call this region home. However, the work is quite dangerous, with both seamen and longshoremen frequently suffering devastating injuries as a result of terrible working conditions on tugboats, push boats, offshore platforms, jack-up rigs, semi-submersible rigs, crew boats, drill barges, and…

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The Jones Act: How it Applies in the Gulf Coast

Posted in OS- Get to Know Maritime Law on October 19, 2017

When it comes to maritime law and legal actions, the Jones Act is one of the leading acts that precedes all others within the U.S. waters and ports. Created and instated in 1920, it has been amended multiple times to become an updated act to protect sea trade and work within the United States areas. However, one…

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Do Dock Injuries Count as Maritime Law?

Posted in OS- Get to Know Maritime Law on October 5, 2017

Injuries that occur while working can be extremely difficult to pursue when attempting to file under any legal claims due to the various approaches one can take. This is especially true when working in a more select field, such as any and all maritime jobs. These include seamen work, working on oil rigs in the…

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Does Maritime Law Apply to Lakes and Rivers?

Posted in OS- Get to Know Maritime Law on July 27, 2017

Maritime law is unfamiliar territory for the average individual to talk about. Even the majority of practicing attorneys are unfamiliar with this area of the law if they are simply general practitioners. Unlike the “rules of the road” that all drivers should be familiar with, the rules while driving a boat on a body of water can…

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