Practice Areas

Maritime Casualty

Maritime Casualty Law

Legislation such as the Jones Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act—with their distinctive limitations and remedies—marks maritime casualty as a field apart. With the energy industry booming along the Gulf Coast and the stakes rising, businesses more than ever require the kind of sophisticated maritime casualty defense that Allen & Gooch can mount.

A Firm Grasp of the Facts & Implications

Members of the admiralty and maritime team at Allen & Gooch have dedicated their careers to managing the intersecting regulatory frameworks that govern this complex field. At the same time, their firsthand knowledge of maritime and energy industry practices gives them a clear understanding of the circumstances that produce a claim. This dual focus helps them more quickly and accurately investigate claims, determine the most cost-effective options for defense, and pursue this defense aggressively and effectively, whether through arbitration or litigation.

A Track Record of Successful Representation

Allen & Gooch admiralty and maritime attorneys have applied this experience to a gamut of complex casualty claims, from personal injuries on drilling rigs, vessels, and helicopters to collisions, equipment failures, and other forms of property damage. Thanks to their success representing sophisticated clients—and the firm’s longstanding commitment to this area—they are widely recognized as leaders in maritime casualty defense in Louisiana and along the Gulf Coast.

Our practice in Maritime Casualty includes, but is not limited to:

  • Maritime Disasters
  • Maritime Personal Injury & Jones Act Claims
  • Employer's Liability
  • Indemnity & Damage
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Defense of Marine Insurance Policies
  • Injury & Wrongful Death Claims