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A Maritime Injury Attorney Who Can Help You

As an experienced maritime injury attorney, Jacob Garbin uses the Jones Act to help injured blue water and brown water seaman and their families. He also provides representation for general maritime law and admiralty law for injuries in and around Louisiana. Even if you are unsure about the process of working with a maritime injury lawyer, Jacob can answer any questions and help you make the best decisions for your future.

What To Know About The Jones Act

The Jones Act (also known as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920) protects American seamen injured at sea, or on a river, or any navigable waterway. As a maritime lawyer, Jacob helps seamen who have been injured or become sick while performing their duties. Some common maritime professions covered by maritime law include:

  • Able Seamen (AB)
  • Boatswains
  • Cooks
  • Engineers
  • Mates
  • Oilers
  • Ordinary Seamen (OS)
  • Merchant Seaman
  • Stewards
  • Wipers
  • Deck Officers
  • Captain

Jacob will help you determine if the injury was caused by unseaworthiness, your employer’s negligence or the negligence of other crew members, and help you seek compensation and help you navigate the maintenance and cure process.

Handling General Maritime And Admiralty Law Issues

As a maritime injury attorney, Jacob can assist you if you’re injured while boating , fishing, or if you are covered by state workers’ compensation while in a maritime environment. Jacob provides a high level of communication and is dedicated making sure that injured seamen maritime workers understand their rights and get proper compensation for their injuries.

Contact Jacob For A Free Consultation

To speak with an experienced attorney about your legal situation, contact Jacob today for a free initial consultation. Call 504-217-5454 or send him an email.