When death or injury occurs as a result of a casualty that occurs on a navigable waterway like the Mississippi River and involves a significant relationship to traditional maritime activity such as a collision between two ships, or being hit with a line while making up tow, even the crash of a helicopter, while ferrying workers to a platform in the Gulf of Mexico, the matter is governed by admiralty law which is sometimes referred to as the general maritime law or simply as "maritime law". The law firm of Lewis, Kullman, Sterbcow & Abramson, has four partners with well over 100 years of experience handling admiralty cases in Louisiana’s State and Federal courts, as well as courts in Mississippi, Alabama and the United States Supreme Court. We assisted attorneys from states as far away as Washington, New York, California, Virginia and many from Texas to Florida, along the Gulf of Mexico, who have sent us clients with admiralty and maritime law cases from those states and many others. Lewis, Kullman, Sterbcow & Abramson strives to provide the highest quality legal services as competently, diligently and ethically as possible. We have handled many cases involving brain damage and paralyzing injuries, decompression injuries to commercial divers, burns to boat and drill crew members and serious injuries and deaths from all types of oil and gas drilling operations and aboard crew boats as well as on tugs and tows while riding and while transferring to and from vessels. We have represented people hurt while doing wire line work and while laying pipelines. We have handled numerous cases involving injuries or deaths in the waters off foreign countries, including in the North Sea and off the coasts of South America and Africa. We routinely handle cases involving federal statutes dealing with maritime matters like the Limitations of Liability Act, the Death of the High Seas Act, the Suits in Admiralty Act and the Jones Act. We have represented clients who live in foreign countries that have cases governed by U. S. admiralty law.
When a casualty happens on a navigable river, an inland waterway, in the Gulf of Mexico or on the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans, Lewis, Kullman, Sterbcow & Abramson can and will provide the legal services needed.
For strong, professional service in the area of personal injury and maritime law, contact us to schedule a free initial consultation. Our attorneys are leaders in the field of maritime law. We take pride in producing a product that is both factually and legally well done.