Port of Lake Charles Accident Attorneys
Award-Winning Maritime Injury Lawyers
Lake Charles is the seat of Calcasieu Parish in Southern Louisiana, about 30 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. Lake Charles is connected to the Gulf of Mexico by means of a deep-water ship channel. With its proximity to the Gulf and port facilities, the petrochemical industry is the mainstay economically for the parish, and aerospace and gaming industries have broadened that base. This port, “America’s Energy Corridor”, is located just off Interstate 10 on the shores of the Calcasieu River between Houston, Texas, and New Orleans, Louisiana.
According to a Port Risk Assessment of the Port of Lake Charles, traffic density contributes the greatest amount of risk to the waterway, followed by the volume of fishing and pleasure craft. As to the waterway configuration, waterway complexity contributes the most risk, followed by visibility obstructions.
If you’re looking for a Louisiana maritime attorney to help you or a loved one with a Jones Act or other maritime law claim, we can help. At Arnold & Itkin, we have the skill and experience to handle your case with efficiency, compassion, and precision, no matter the nature of your injuries or the type of maritime work you were performing at the time.
Find out how we can help you by calling (888) 346-5024 for a free consultation.
About Port of Lake Charles
In 1781, settlers arrived in Lake Charles, and about a century later a lumber mill and schooner dock cropped up, the start of a trade route with both Texas and Mexican ports. Port tenants include:
- Louisiana Pigment
- Firestone Polymers
- Southern Ionics
Lake Charles is known as the “Festival Capital of Louisiana” because it holds more than 75 festivals and fairs annually. The port and city also offer glitzy casinos, Cajun culinary dining, and year-round fishing and hunting.
Talk to a Port of Lake Charles Injury Lawyer
Whether you were injured as a shipyard worker or while working offshore, you need a legal advocate on your side who has the experience to handle maritime injury claims. At Arnold & Itkin, because we have handled cases related to virtually all types of offshore accidents and injuries, we can address your particular needs with specific strategies and an approach that’s carefully designed to build you the strongest case possible.
We can handle a claim related to an accident on the deck of a commercial fishing boat, an explosion on a jack-up rig, or an injury sustained while a worker is being transported to an offshore oil platform. If negligence was involved, you may be entitled to seek compensation from the at-fault party (or parties). With the help of an injury lawyer at our firm, you may be able to seek—and recover—money for medical expenses, ongoing medical treatment, lost earnings, room and board, and non-economic damages like pain and suffering or emotional trauma. Our legal team has won more than $20 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients. Discover how we may be able to help you.