Baton Rouge Limitation of Liability Act
Baton Rouge Maritime Injury and Wrongful Death Attorneys
Injured maritime workers and passengers can be subject to the Limitation of Liability Act after suffering an injury or death aboard a vessel in navigable waters. From commercial vessels to cruise ships and sailboats, this law allows vessel owners to limit their liability for injuries and deaths to the value of their interest in the remains of the vessel.
If you or a loved one filed an injury or wrongful death claim after suffering an injury aboard a ship and you have received a petition for Limitation of Liability, you must act quickly to contest it. This is an extremely complex area of law that requires representation from experienced maritime and admiralty law attorneys.
“You cannot afford to wait if a ship owner has filed a petition for Limitation of Liability. If you miss the deadline for responding to the petition, you will lose your right to respond and seek a larger claim for damages. Our lawyers can guide you through this complex legal process.” · Attorney Peyton Murphy · Contact Murphy Law Firm, LLC
Working to Recover the Compensation You Need
Injury victims and families who lose someone to wrongful death may seek compensation under various maritime, admiralty and personal injury laws for medical bills, past and future lost income, pain and suffering, and related expenses. However, if a vessel owner files a petition for Limitation of Liability, the amount that may be recovered is limited to the value of the vessel at the time of the accident or injury.
Depending on the damage to the vessel, this may drastically reduce or eliminate any damages. If the ship sank or was badly damaged, it may not have any value. In this case, you would not be allowed to recover any compensation for your losses.
It is possible to challenge petitions for Limitation of Liability, but you must act quickly. To learn about how we may be able to help you with your case, please speak with one or our lawyers today.
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Call 225-317-9907 in Louisiana, 866-367-7209 toll-free, or contact Murphy Law Firm, LLC online to schedule your free initial consultation with an attorney from our firm.