Weslaco Offshore Injury Attorneys
Billions Won by Offshore Accident Lawyers in Weslaco, TX
If you’ve been injured in a serious maritime accident, turn to the foremost offshore injury law firm in the country: Arnold & Itkin LLP. Since 2004, our firm has been the leading maritime law firm for plaintiffs, representing injured workers in some of the toughest cases nationwide. Offshore workers turn to use because we’ve secured billions in verdicts and settlements, letting our clients live their lives without worry or anxiety about the future.
Our Weslaco offshore injury lawyers have a case history that includes:
- An $8 billion verdict, the third largest in history
- Dozens of results worth $10 million or more
- Hundreds of results worth $1 million or more
- Case victories from coast to coast
- Multiple national and statewide records
The Leaders in Maritime Law
Arnold & Itkin has been at the heart of nearly every major maritime accident investigation for more than a decade. Our firm represented a third of the crew of the Deepwater Horizon after the tragic explosion, four widows left behind by the sinking of the El Faro, the family of a young man killed in a barge explosion off Port Aransas, a worker injured in a dredge explosion in Corpus Christi, and countless other offshore accidents. Every time, we won a verdict or a settlement that ensured our clients would be taken care of for the rest of their lives.
Fighting for the Victims of Barge & Dredge Accidents
Barges, dredges, and shipping vessels are the heart and soul of America’s massive logistics network. Without barge workers and dredge crews, the country would come to a standstill. That’s why we believe it’s our job to fight for workers who have been injured on the job in barge accidents and dredge collisions.
In 2017, we filed a lawsuit against Bouchard Transportation on behalf of a young man who was killed in a massive explosion off Port Aransas. Bouchard’s barges had a defect that would allow flammable vapors to gather in the hold of the ship, creating a time bomb. When we investigated the death of their employee, we uncovered that Bouchard knew their barges were at risk of exploding.
Injury and death due to dredge and barge accidents are preventable. Often, they only happen because a higher-up decided to cut corners or stop paying attention. When that happens, we’re there to fight for the injured against at-fault companies.
Offshore Accident FAQ
Can I Get Fired for Speaking with a Lawyer?
There’s no way your employer will know you spoke to us unless you tell them. Our free consultations are 100% confidential. But even if your employer knew you’d spoken to an attorney, it’s your right to advocate for yourself after you’ve been injured. Employers often attempt to intimidate or scare their employees out of getting representation because they know that having an attorney matters.
Think of it this way: your employer already has a lawyer. The only reason they don’t want you to get a lawyer is so they can settle your case for cheap or keep you from uncovering their negligence. You have nothing to fear from calling a lawyer, and everything to gain.
Do I Need to See the Company Doctor?
Your company may have arranged for you to see a doctor they’ve chosen to check out your injuries and evaluate your health. However, we urge you to get a second opinion. Company doctors often make their money from referrals from companies like your employer, which means they’re incentivized to offer diagnoses that favor the company.
Remember, your company’s doctor will only offer treatment your company is willing to pay for, so you may not get the full treatment you need. It’s vital that you get a doctor who has your interests—and only your interests—at heart.
Am I a Jones Act Seaman?
If you spend at least 30% of your job working on a vessel on a navigable waterway (including ports, channels, rivers, and at sea), then you are eligible for a Jones Act claim. If you’re still unsure about your eligibility, you can always speak with our firm in a free consultation: (888) 493-1629.
Speak With Our Weslaco Offshore Lawyers Today
Maritime accidents are the worst event in any offshore worker’s life. The injuries from offshore accidents are almost always life-changing, burying people with massive medical bills while taking away their ability to earn a living. As maritime lawyers, our job is making sure people can get back on their feet by getting them enough money to recover medical costs, lost wages, diminished future earnings, and other losses.
Arnold & Itkin LLP has won billions of dollars in recovery for our clients because we know how to beat offshore companies in trial. If you want to discuss your legal and financial options, get a free consultation today. We’re happy to talk about your injuries and what it will take to recover what you’ve lost from the people responsible. Let’s hold negligent companies accountable for your pain.
Call (888) 493-1629 or use our short form to speak with our Weslaco offshore accident attorneys.