Established and Effective Maritime Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers
At the law firm of Chouest & Smith, our lawyers provide personal attention and experienced legal advocacy when you are suffering injuries after a car crash, commercial trucking wreck or while working on the dock or out at sea.
Everything Can Change In An Instant After A Car Crash
All it takes is one careless driver or one worn-out trucker trying to keep on schedule and your life will never be the same. At the law firm of Chouest & Smith, our attorneys focus on helping injured commuters after someone else’s negligence derails their life.
Our attorneys sit with you and learn about your accident, your injuries, your values and your future goals. We help you understand how Louisiana’s unique personal injury laws and insurance regulations protect your rights to seek the monetary compensation you need following a serious accident. We want you to follow your physician’s instructions so you can heal. We will handle the rest for you. Contact us in the heart of Metairie for a free consultation.
Working Along Coastal Louisiana Is Dangerous. What Happens When You Are Hurt?
If you have injuries while working at the harbor, on the dock, or on a ship or a boat on water, there are many laws that protect your best interests to get the compensation you need to heal.
One of the most important federal laws is known as the Jones Act. Under this law, you may file a personal injury case in state or federal district court against your employer to seek financial compensation to cover your medical treatment for injuries, lost and future compensation, and other damages such as pain and suffering. If your loved one dies while on the job or as a result of workplace injuries, you – as their personal representative – have a right to file a personal injury lawsuit against their employer.
Maritime law cases are extremely complicated and not many law firms focus on this area of the law. Our lawyers have the experience and knowledge to help you. Do not hesitate to call us for legal representation.