Our Edinburg Personal Injury Lawyers Demand Answers. No Matter What.
Helping a person obtain a settlement is one thing, make sure that settlement is fair is a whole different task. Our team is focused on helping a person receive the recovery they deserve rather than the low amount they’re initially offered. We know that personal injury settlements and verdicts can change lives for the better, and we never accept less than what our clients need to be financially free and focused on recovery.
A personal injury claim can help a person with:
- All hospitalization and treatment costs
- Lost wages due to injury
- Lost earning capacity for lifelong injuries
- Future medical care necessitated by the injury
- Cost of mental and emotional anguish
- Cost of physical pain and suffering
- Funeral costs for fatal injuries
- Medical costs for the deceased prior to death
Suffering from an accident caused by someone else or a company entitles a person to the recovery of losses such as the ones listed above. Personal injury claims are always focused on accountability, and helping a person receive the justice they deserve from the party who caused their suffering. Whether you’re suffering from a preventable work accident or another driver slammed into your vehicle, we’re standing by to help.
Our Edinburg personal injury lawyers can help with cases involving:
- Car accidents
- Work injuries
- Construction accidents
- Offshore injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Premises liability
- Truck accidents
- Catastrophic injuries
- Train accidents
- Aviation accidents
- Industrial injuries
Rebuilding After a Life-Changing Injury
Some accidents are so serious that they change a survivor's life. These catastrophic injuries can leave a person facing an uncertain future, affecting their ability to earn a living and their overall outlook on life. Injuries like these require extensive treatment and ongoing care. They may require drastic changes to a person's lifestyle. Taking all of these factors into account, it is important to seek a settlement or award that can help a survivor and their family create a more stable future.
Our team handles serious injury cases in Edinburg, TX such as:
- Burn injuries
- Amputation/loss of limb
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Crush injuries
- Broken bones
- Neck and back injuries
Edinburg Wrongful Death Lawyers
When a person loses their life through no fault of their own, their family can come forward with a wrongful death suit to hold the responsible party (or parties) accountable. This allows grieving families the invaluable opportunity to find answers and to see justice served. As Edinburg wrongful death attorneys, we at Arnold & Itkin take care to provide families with support and guidance after losing parents, children, spouses, and other loved ones in industrial accidents, offshore disasters, car accidents, and more. We fight with everything we have to make sure at-fault parties pay for their carelessness, wrongdoing, and willingness to put profits over all else.
Edinburg Offshore Injury Lawyers
Our Edinburg Personal Injury Firm Has Recovered Billions for Clients
Going offshore to make a living almost always mean facing danger. Whether a person works on a cargo ship or on an offshore oil rig, their job has risks that aren’t associated with jobs that are on land. However, having dangerous characteristics doesn’t make offshore accidents acceptable. Since the dangers of working offshore are well known, companies are responsible for making sure their employees are protected by them.
Offshore accidents cause injuries that change a person’s life forever. They trigger medical bills, lost wages, and impact a worker’s ability to make a living as they once did. No one deserves to live with the financial uncertainty caused by offshore injuries, and Arnold & Itkin is ready to help make sure that they don’t have to. Our Edinburg offshore injury lawyers are ready to investigate accidents and fight to hold companies accountable for failing to prevent them. Our mission is to be the advocates that workers deserve after preventable accidents.
What Causes an Offshore Accident?
Negligence on the part of a company is usually the cause of offshore accidents. Companies are responsible for maintaining vessels, training employees, providing safety procedures, and taking any other step required to protect workers from harm. When a company fails to provide any of these things, preventable accidents unfairly change the lives of workers and their families. For example, when the company that operated the El Faro sent the massive vessel into the center of a storm, the ship and its entire crew disappeared. After the company failed to do what was right and take care of the families of their workers, Arnold & Itkin stepped in to make a difference. Our team fought to show that the company could have prevented the tragedy. While nothing could bring back their loved ones, we fought to earn the compensation the families of lost crewmembers needed.
Types of Offshore Injuries
Working over the water presents many dangers to workers. Unstable deck conditions, dangerous equipment, hazardous materials, and other risks cause serious injuries to offshore workers. These injuries are serious because their painful, are costly to recover from, and change the rest of a person’s life.
Common offshore injuries include the following:
- Back injuries
- Loss of a limb
- Broken bones
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Head trauma
- Crushing injuries
- And more
While all these injuries are different, they all have one thing in common: workers shouldn’t suffer financially from them. The companies that fail to protect workers should be held accountable, and our Edinburg offshore injury lawyers make sure they are by fighting for the compensation that a person deserves and needs after suffering from a preventable offshore accident.
How the Jones Act Helps Edinburg Offshore Injuries
For years, offshore workers were at the mercy of their employers when it came to safety. While maritime law required vessel owners to pay for the medical bills and cost of living associated with an injury, they only had to pay until a worker was as recovered as possible. This was known as maintenance and cure. Then, in 1920, the Merchant Marine Act was passed. Commonly referred to as the Jones Act, this law enables injured offshore workers to pursue their employer for the full scope of their financial damages after an accident. In other words, this law enables workers to pursue compensation that they need after an injury changes the course of their life.
Damages that can be recovered by the Jones Act include:
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- The cost of future care
- A loss of the ability to work
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of consortium
- And more
Should I Sign Anything After My Offshore Accident?
Never. Sometimes, offshore workers mistakenly believe they can trust their company after an accident. While expecting a company that you’ve worked at for years to take care of you isn’t unreasonable, it’s rarely what happens. Instead, companies will offer low settlements that, once accepted by workers, frees them from further liability. Before accepting a settlement or signing anything from your company, it’s important to talk to the Edinburg offshore injury attorneys from Arnold & Itkin.
What Are Jones Act Vessels & Seamen?
The Jones Act defines what type of vessel and what type of offshore worker qualify to use it. Simply put, a Jones Act vessel must be in navigable waters.
Common Jones Act vessels include:
- Oil rigs
- Shipping vessels
- Fishing boats
Jones Act seamen are workers on a vessel who contribute to its function or mission. For example, a fisherman is a Jones Act seaman because they contribute to a fishing boat’s purpose of catching fish for commerce.
What Are Common Offshore Accidents?
The offshore economy is large and has many types of jobs. Accidents during all types of offshore work are preventable, making any of them unacceptable for workers to suffer from.
Common types of offshore accidents include the following:
- Diving accidents
- Barge & dredge accidents
- Crane failures
- Explosions & fires
- Vessel collisions
- Lifting accidents
When an Edinburg offshore worker sustains injuries from an accident such as one listed above, the most important thing for them to do is to prove liability. At Arnold & Itkin, we’ll work to investigate what happened to you and show that someone could have prevented your injuries.
Holding At-Fault Parties Accountable
When companies care more about shareholder interests than safety, the worst accidents can happen. Our Edinburg personal injury law firm won't stand for this. We have taken on the biggest opponents in civil court, holding them responsible for their wrongdoing.
Some examples of at-fault parties in personal injury actions may include:
- Manufacturers of defective and dangerous consumer products, drugs, and medical devices
- Trucking companies for violating federal trucking regulations related to driving hours
- Motorists for speeding, driving drunk, or driving while distracted
- Oil and gas companies for glossing over safety standards or failing to maintain equipment
- Maritime employers for failing to maintain seaworthy vessels
- Event organizers for negligent security or poor planning
Our Edinburg Personal Injury Attorneys Are Ready to Help at (888) 493-1629
After a person is hurt, they deserve help from a team that’s never going to back down. At Arnold & Itkin, our mission is to restore lives and demand justice because it’s what clients need us to do. We care about your future, your recovery, and refuse to let the other side decide what both will be like for you. Call us for a free consultation. Our firm has secured billions of dollars on behalf of clients and we’re ready to put our experience to work for you.
Your consultation with a member of our Edinburg personal injury firm is free when you dial (888) 493-1629!