In a state known for its great freshwater and saltwater fishing, there’s few fishing destinations more popular than the Venice Marina, LA.
About Venice Marina, LA
When a Louisiana fisherman says they’re heading to the “end of the world” for a fishing trip, they mean one place — Venice, LA and the nearby Venice Marina complex on Sports Marina Road. Located about 77 miles south of New Orleans in Plaquemines Parrish, at the end of State Hwy 23, Louisiana’s “Great River Road”, the Venice Marina is one of the southernmost locations on the Mississippi delta accessible to motor vehicles.
Several charter boat companies operate out of the Venice Marina, taking sports anglers, sight-seers and other passengers on expeditions along the Mississippi River, the Grand Pass, Williams Pass, Sugar Lake Bayou, Pilottown, Locust Pond, the Pass a Loutre State Wildlife Management Area and Port Eads, as well as into the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The catch of the day often includes red fish, speckled trout, flounder, bass, freshwater catfish, tarpon and other species.
Also present at the Venice Marina are a number of businesses that service the marina’s many customers, including restaurants like Crawgators; fish processing and shipping facilities; boat rental companies; professional guides; tackle equipment; bait shops and cabin rentals, to name a few.Section Close DIV
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Have You Been Injured In a Venice Marina, LA Maritime Accident?
With all this activity, accidents are bound to happen. Venice Marina, LA, accidents can have many causes, including:
- Inexperienced or impaired boat operators;
- Navigational hazards,
- Lack of safety equipment and training;
- Crossing a wake;
- Improperly maintained machinery;
- Bad weather;
- Heavy water traffic.
Venice Marina Dock Accidents
Venice Marina accidents don’t only occur out on the water. When a marina’s decks, docks, ladders, stairways or walkways aren’t properly maintained and kept clean of water and debris slip, trip and fall accidents can happen.
Injuries can be quite severe, including:
- Broken bones
- Back injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries.
Injuries from falling from a height and/or into the water can even result in death.VIEW THE FULL LIST OF COMMON MARITIME ACCIDENT INJURIES Section Close DIV
You May Be Entitled to Compensation for Your Accidents in Venice Marina, Louisiana
These accidents can result in serious injury. If you were injured in an accident while aboard a vessel, you may have a right to seek compensation for the injuries caused by someone else’s negligence. The same is true if you were injured on the docks, stairways or other structures of the marina.
Compensation may include:
- Past medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
Contact The Lambert Firm to schedule a free consultation with one of our outstanding Venice Marina accident attorneys. We’ll discuss the details surrounding your accident and provide honest, professional feedback on your legal options moving forward. The Lambert Firm is one of Louisiana’s most respected personal injury and maritime injury law firms; we’ve recovered over a billion dollars for our clients.
Over $1 Billion Recovered For Our Injured Clients
Frequently Asked Questions about Maritime Worker Accidents
If you’ve been injured Venice Marina maritime worker accident, we know you have many questions. Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions our maritime attorneys hear:
Our maritime injury attorneys represent victims of Venice Marina, LA accidents on a contingency basis, meaning that you do not pay anything unless and until we win compensation for you.
Statutes of limitation apply in Louisiana marina accident cases; if you wait too long, the courts may refuse to hear your claim. We urge you to reach out to maritime accident attorneys at The Lambert Firm without delay.
Maritime workers may be protected by several different laws depending on the nature of their employment. Some of the maritime laws that may apply include:
If an employer is “arbitrary and capricious” or “willful or callous” in delaying, denying or terminating maintenance and cure benefits, maritime law allows an injured maritime workers to take legal action that includes punitive damages and attorney’s fees.
It’s very difficult to estimate this because the circumstances of each case are so different. In some cases, it may take take a few months to resolve a case. In other cases, it can take a year or longer.
Injured marina workers sometimes decide not to explore their legal options because they fear being put on a “blacklist” and unable to get another job in the maritime industry.
While we can’t say for sure whether any “list” is floating around among maritime employers, we feel strongly that this should NOT be a factor in deciding whether to pursue a claim. Maritime workers, including workers in marinas, ports, on inland waterways and offshore, are protected by laws against blacklisting or otherwise retaliating against workers.