Maritime Law

The Law Office of David F. Rutledge, LLC handles a wide range of maritime personal injury claims on behalf workers throughout Louisiana including Lafayette, Lake Charles, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans.

David Rutledge comes from a family who makes their living working offshore. Therefore, David understands that working offshore can take a serious toll on not just the worker but his family as well. Working offshore is extremely demanding and when you get injured you need a lawyer who will fight for your rights. If you or your family member has been injured in an offshore accident, please give David Rutledge a call and let him fight for you and your family.

Maritime workers routinely suffer offshore injuries caused by dangerous conditions on offshore platforms, spars, jack-up rigs, tankers, crew boats, lay barges, and other vessels.

The following are common causes of serious maritime injuries:

  • Defective/Malfunctioning Equipment
  • Diving Accidents
  • Explosions & Fires
  • Helicopter Crashes
  • Lifting Accidents
  • Personnel Basket Transfer Incidents
  • Slip and Falls
  • Vessel Collisions