Inland Water & River Accidents

Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards, L.L.C., with offices in Lafayette, Louisiana, has extensive experience representing people injured in inland water way and river accidents. Many brown water accidents are covered under the same federal legislation that protects offshore workers on ocean going vessels and jackup rigs.

Inland Water & River Accidents

The crewmen on tugs, barges, and dredges are often injured as a result of the negligent actions of a crewmember or an unseaworthy condition, such as an inadequate crew, inadequate equipment, or malfunctioning equipment. Since our firm has handled hundred of cases involving maritime law over the past 50 years, we have the experience, knowledge, and resources to effectively investigate inland water and river accidents.

Our attorneys have specific experience handling inland water and river accident cases involving the boats and inland drilling vessels used in the oil and gas industries. Also, we have successfully handled cases involving tugs, barges, crew boats, shrimp boats, jet skis, Jon boats, scientific research vessels, ocean going vessels, lay barges, and cargo barges operating in inland water ways and rivers.

Since many of the laws that govern personal injury accidents in blue waters also govern accidents in inland waterways, drawing a distinction is almost unnecessary. However, inland waterways consist of navigable waters such as rivers, the Intracoastal Canal, and navigable fresh and salt water lakes.

Contact our Louisiana Inland Water and River Accident Attorneys

If you or a member of your family has been injured in an accident on a river or an inland water way, please contact the maritime lawyers at Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards, L.L.C. Our main office is in Lafayette, Louisiana, though we handle inland water and river accident cases for clients throughout the state of Louisiana. To schedule a free initial consultation, please contact us at our offices in Lafayette at 888-326-8343 or by e-mail.