Admiralty and Maritime

Mithoff Law has represented clients in several admiralty and maritime cases, including pursuing Jones Act and Longshoreman and Harbor Workers’ Section 905(b) claims.  Admiralty and maritime claims are varied, and can involve injuries sustained dockside or in port, or while a vessel is in navigation. The claims we have pursued are equally varied, involving shipboard crane collapses, allegations of unseaworthiness, injuries sustained on vessels on the high seas, and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA). Together with a team of subject matter experts, we are prepared to review and pursue all manner of admiralty and maritime claims.

Examples of the recent work done by Mithoff Law:

Mithoff Law represents the wrongful death beneficiaries of a commercial fisherman who died while his vessel was docked in the Port of New Orleans.  In behalf of the wrongful death beneficiaries, Mithoff Law has answered a Complaint and Petition for Exoneration From or Limitation of Liability filed by the vessel owner, and has asserted Jones Act unseaworthiness and other maritime law claims arising from the death.  Mithoff Law attorneys Richard Mithoff, Janie Jordan and Warner Hocker represent the wrongful death beneficiaries.

Mithoff Law represents a stevedore who fell from a tween deck onto the landing of the aft lower hold and was severely injured while working aboard a vessel docked in the Port of Lake Charles, Louisiana.  Plaintiff alleges that he was injured as a result of the negligence of defendants responsible for operations aboard the vessel, and that the vessel was defective in that it presented an unreasonably dangerous or hazardous condition to stevedores working aboard the vessel.  Mithoff Law attorneys Richard Mithoff, Janie Jordan, and Warner Hocker represent the Plaintiffs.

Mithoff Law represents a laborer who was struck by a tow-motor while working at the Port of Houston.  The laborer suffered severe injuries, which led to amputation of the laborer’s left leg.  Plaintiff has asserted, among other allegations, that certain defendants were negligent with respect to operation of the tow-motor, and that certain defendants failed to implement and enforce appropriate safety-related policies and procedures.  Mithoff Law attorneys Richard Mithoff, Janie Jordan, and Warner Hocker represent the Plaintiff.

Mithoff Law represented the wrongful death beneficiaries of an offshore rig worker who was killed when a Sikorsky helicopter transporting him to an offshore rig crashed offshore in Louisiana.  Plaintiffs asserted negligence claims against the owner and operator of the helicopter, PHI, and design defect claims against the manufacturer of the helicopter, Sikorsky. The lawsuit was settled for a confidential amount prior to trial. Mithoff Law attorneys Richard Mithoff, Janie Jordan, and Joe Alexander represented the Plaintiffs.

Mithoff Law represented an individual asserting personal injury claims arising out of an injury that he sustained while working aboard a vessel in the Persian Gulf. The Plaintiff alleged that he was a Jones Act seaman, and that he sustained severe injuries due to the negligence of the defendants, and due to the unseaworthy condition of the vessel. Mithoff Law attorneys Richard Mithoff, Janie Jordan, and Warner Hocker represented the Plaintiff.

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