Longview Offshore Accident Attorney
Have you been involved in an offshore accident?
If you or someone you love has suffered an offshore accident there is help out there for you. You have rights and protection under the law for just such an occurrence. While an offshore accident injury in many cases can be extremely severe, the financial hardship that it can create may be devastating as well. Contact a Longview personal injury attorney from our firm today to find out what your legal rights are.
In 1920 the federal government passed the Jones Act, a maritime law which provides recourse for workers injured on a ship or vessel and subsequently came to include Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODU). The Jones Act allows for seamen, maritime workers and sailors to directly sue their employer for their losses. The law provides for the injured workers to receive maintenance and cure in the event that the vessel owner was found negligent by allowing its lack of seaworthiness. For a vessel to be deemed not seaworthy the vessel or its owner could possess the following:
- An untrained crew
- Poor maintenance
- Faulty equipment
- Disregard for safety
While under normal circumstances these infractions may seem minor, with regard to the seaworthiness of a vessel, they can prove quite hazardous. In many cases serious accidents and
catastrophic injuries may be the result. Our caring and knowledgeable attorneys can help you understand your rights and how to proceed with a Jones Act claim.
Offshore Accident Lawyer Serving Longview
The lawyers at Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry are experienced in offshore accident law and will fight vigorously to bring about the best possible outcome for you. Our attorneys are part of a team, including investigators, paralegals and support staff that is compassionate, skilled and ready to immediately assist you. We don't just look at the injuries; we look at the people behind the injuries.
Let us help you strategize for a successful outcome of your legal issues. Contact a Longview offshore accident attorney
from our firm today.