Lafayette Boat Accident Attorney

Barge, Boat and Offshore Rig Accidents Lawyers

If you or a loved one has been injured in an offshore oil drilling accident or a vessel or boat accident, the oil companies and their insurance companies do not want you to have a lawyer. Why? Because they want to minimize any claims you may have against them.

Fighting for the Rights of Injured People for More Than 35 Years 
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Know your rights. Contact a personal injury attorney who knows the dangers seamen face every day at work and who can explain your rights under the Jones Act and other laws. Call the Joseph Joy & Associates law firm in Lafayette, Louisiana.

  • For deckhands, roughnecks, mates, engineers, galley hands and other seamen, the workplace can be dangerous. Cranes can fall, personnel baskets can malfunction, slippery surfaces can cause slip-and-fall accidents, cargo can cause toxic exposure. Unsafe practices can cause fires, explosions and collisions. Improperly loaded or operated crew boats, tug boats, commercial fishing boats, barges, semi-submersible rigs, fixed platforms, jack-up rigs and lift boats can collide, explode or sink. Sometimes a vessel is unseaworthy from the start.
  • Talk to a lawyer who knows the business. Prior to receiving his law degree, attorney Joseph “Buzzy” Joy worked as a technician on various fixed offshore platforms and land rigs. He also spent time as a deckhand aboard a 160-foot offshore supply boat and worked as a wire-line helper, installing and removing down-hole equipment and tools during summertime employment while in college. He knows what it is like to work offshore — and he is on your side when you have an injury claim.
  • You cannot trust a doctor, investigator or lawyer who is paid by big business. That’s why you need a lawyer you can trust who will represent you in a maritime accident claim. When the injuries are serious — broken bones, back injuries, burns, spinal cord and brain injuries — or when a loved one was killed in a fatal accident, call us for a free consultation.

Call or email us today and tell us about your vessel or boat accident. You can be assured that we are on your side.

Free initial consultation. No costs unless we recover compensation for you.

Get in touch with Joseph Joy & Associates.


 900 South College Road, Suite 204 | Lafayette, LA 70503

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