Many people don’t realize that the judges making decisions on a maritime injury case can be just as important as the attorneys presenting the case. If the judge doesn’t understand the intricacies of maritime law, they are not going to be able to make a fair decision. Judges in Louisiana, however, are quite experienced in maritime injury cases and have a more thorough understanding of an injured maritime worker’s rights. This is going to make a difference in whether or not the claims are valued appropriately. This is why it’s so important to try and file maritime claims in courts where the judges are familiar with these types of cases.
One thing we see in Louisiana is that the judges know maritime law. This can be very important.
If you’re filing your suit in a small country parish in Arkansas (if you’re even allowed to, first off, because of the jurisdictional rules), you’re going to end up with a judge who doesn’t understand anything about working offshore.
The judges in southeast Louisiana handle maritime cases regularly. They know the law that helps the employees, and you don’t have to teach the judge the law on the case. That can be very important to getting a good recovery.
If you are seeking an experienced maritime law and Jones Act lawyer for your accident or injury case, then look no further. Contact The Young Firm at 504-680-4100.
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