Mississippi Maritime Accidents – Jones Act & Maritime Lawyer Richard Serpe

Mississippi is home to more than 15 ports along the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River, and the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. Thousands of Mississippians and Gulf Coast residents earn a living on ships, harbors, in shipyards, and on oil platforms.

Most maritime related jobs pay well, however earning a living on or near the ocean is a dangerous business. Working under such conditions demands competence, professionalism, a well trained staff, and properly maintained equipment and machinery. Anything less places lives at risk.

Types of accidents include: oil rig accidents, barge accidents, tugboat accidents, faulty or defective equipment accidents, collision accidents, dredging accidents, commercial fishing accidents, crane accidents, shipyard accidents, cruise ship accidents, or any other maritime related accidents.


Fighting for the Fair Compensation that You Deserve

Maritime accidents are governed under a distinct set of laws, and not just any attorney can handle Jones Act and maritime cases. An experienced maritime lawyer can attempt to get the results, the settlement and the financial compensation you deserve for your long term care.

Maritime Accident Lawyer Richard Serpe

Richard Serpe obtained an advanced degree in Maritime law from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana after receiving his law degree from Tulane. He has helped victims of Maritime accidents for over 29 years. If you would like to setup a free consultation (no obligation) to speak with Richard Serpe, contact us at 877-544-5323.

Notable Mississippi ports include: Port of Gulfport, Port of Pascagoula, Yellow Creek State Inland Port, Port Itawamba, Port of Amory, City of Aberdeen Port, Raymond D. Lucas Memorial Port, Lowndes County Port, Port of Rosedale, Port of Greenville, Port of Vicksburg, Port of Claiborne County, Port of Natchez-Adams County, Yazoo County Port, Port Bienville, and Biloxi.

Mississippi Maritime News & Info

  • El Faro Wrongful Death Lawsuits

    When the El Faro cargo ship disappeared amidst Hurricane Joaquin earlier this month, families held out hope that their loved ones would be found safe. Nearly a month later, however, none of the mariners aboard the ship have been found. Instead, wreckage and a body have been discovered. Tragically, it is likely that the entire crew Continue Reading →

  • Drunken Boating Can Easily Turn Deadly

    We all know how dangerous it is to drink and drive. Alcohol effects our reaction time, our depth perception, our balance and most critically, our judgment. All of these effects are multiplied when you drink in the hot sun on a boat. The motion of the water and relaxed atmosphere of the boat contribute to Continue Reading →

  • Marine Towing Industry Safety Report Reveals Dangers

    The Coast Guard has released a new safety report detailing incidents, fatalities and injuries occurring over the last ten years. The report summarizes a decade of deaths, workplace injuries and other incidents in the hopes of better understanding how and why these accidents occur. The most common incidents include allisions (the collision between a moving Continue Reading →

  • Cruise Passenger Protection Act Introduced by Congressmen

    Three members of Congress have introduced a new Cruise Passenger Protection Act (CPPA), seeking to build onto the previous Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act. That act, signed by President Obama in 2010, was just the first step in protecting American cruise passengers. The new Cruise Passenger Protection Act will expand on the safety and Continue Reading →

  • Injuries Caused by Slips, Falls Common in Maritime Industry

    When slip, trip, and fall accidents occur at work the ramifications can be serious. In fact, slips, trips and falls are the leading cause of injuries in the maritime industry. The trend is on the rise, too, which could mean increased danger for maritime workers. Many maritime workplaces are perpetually wet, slick and hazardous. Being exposed Continue Reading →