Before coming to Grand Isle, Louisiana, there are only a few things you must know:
Grand Isle is one of the kinds of towns Arnold & Itkin loves because they understand a majority of the people that live there are offshore workers. Our offshore injury law firm is passionate about fighting for the rights of injured workers, who operate in an exceptionally dangerous and high-stakes occupation with no room for negligence.
Hurricanes have long plagued this region of Louisiana, which has been a detriment to the economy in the past. The statistical average for tropical storms affecting the region is one every 2.6 years. Direct hits also happen, with the average being one every 7.8 years. Some may remember 1965 when Hurricane Betsy struck the region. This was a Category 4 hurricane with winds that reached 155 miles per hour. In the history of the United States, Betsy was one of the costliest and deadly storms, killing 76 Louisiana residents and causing $1.42 billion in damages.
Of course, most will remember the devastating Hurricane Katrina of 2005, which displaced so many Louisiana residents and killed 1,836 people, also causing $81 billion in damages. Even so, the Louisiana spirit has kept towns like Grand Isle alive. They continue to be one of the leaders in the region for commercial fishing.
If you were injured while working in Grand Isle Port, know that Arnold & Itkin wants to help you make a recovery. We are passionate about our injured offshore workers, and we also know that there is no shortage of potential for maritime injury in this region of Louisiana. Whether you were injured in an oil platform accident or a deck accident, our attorneys have handled cases similar to yours before and can provide you with an invaluable defense.
Our attorneys have secured billions of dollars in rightful compensation for our clients. Because there is a high volume of commercial fishing and shrimping boats in Grand Isle Port, commercial fishing accidents may be more common here than in other ports in Louisiana or along the Gulf Coast.
If you believe that you have a maritime or Jones Act claim, speak with one of our attorneys today.
Arnold & Itkin represented nearly a third of the crewmembers injured in the Deepwater Horizon explosion.
Because maritime law is so complex and so complicated, it is crucial that you work with an attorney who has an in-depth understanding of how it works and who has proven themselves in similar cases before.