Because Your Victory Is Our Victory
Serious injuries can happen all over, even offshore and at sea. Those working in a maritime environment can sustain injury or death in many ways, from refinery explosions to shipping or boating accidents. Certain laws have been enacted to help protect seamen, such as the Jones Act. This federal law allows seamen injured in the course of duty to make a claim against their employer for personal injury damages. These workers would otherwise receive no compensation as they are not covered by the same state or federal workers’ compensation laws that land-based workers are.
While the Jones Act and general maritime law serve to protect seamen, no guarantees exist that anyone injured offshore or at sea will receive fair treatment from their employers, other entities that may have been involved, or the companies that insure them. An aggressive Beaumont maritime accident lawyer at Dugas Law Firm will protect your best interests and you can rest assured that your case will be handled with meticulous care and unswerving commitment.
Types of Maritime Cases We Handle
Our mission is to hold negligent parties and wrongdoers accountable for the damages they inflict on others. Experienced lawyer Clay Dugas is Board Certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He knows when litigation is necessary to recover full and fair compensation.
We have years of experience handling the following case types:
- Jones Act claims
- Shipping and boating accidents and collisions
- Commercial fishing accidents
- Longshoremen accidents
- Accidents on processing vessels
- Explosions on pressurized vessels
- Oil rig construction accidents
- Cruise ship incidents
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Whether you are a crew worker or were a passenger on a cruise ship where you incurred an injury, we are here to help. We will use all the tools at our disposal to fight for what is fair and just on your behalf. Make a call to find out more about how our Beaumont maritime accident lawyers can assist you on your path to recovery
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"Attorney Dugas and his staff were always professional, responsive, and truly had my best interest at heart."Kylie
I believe he always had my best interest in mind and would recommend him to anyone.Jerry
"Attorney Dugas is a gifted, highly skilled experienced attorney."Anonymous
Over Four Decades of Trial Experience
Over 250 Jury Trial Cases
More than 100 Million-Dollar Results