The Callahan Law Firm
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Houston TX 77002
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Admiralty and Maritime: Houston Maritime Lawyers Fight for Justice
Texas Offshore Accident Attorney
Houston maritime lawyers at The Callahan Law Firm accept injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency basis. Contact the firm now for a free case evaluation.
Every day, thousands of people work on maritime vessels like offshore drilling rigs, drill boats, supply boats, crew boats, cargo ships, tankers and dredges. The work is physically demanding and it is dangerous.
As an offshore worker in the Gulf of Mexico or another of our nation's waterways, your own safety relies on your co-workers' safe work practices, proper maintenance of equipment, the seaworthiness of the vessel and the responsible and safety-conscious actions of the vessel owner.
If you have been injured - or if a family member has been killed - as a result of an offshore oil rig or maritime accident, you are entitled to justice and compensation if the injury or death was caused by the careless or reckless acts of another person or company.
The Callahan Law Firm has a track record of success in handling personal injury and wrongful death cases. Our experienced personal injury attorneys use their skills and resources to put together powerful, compelling cases on behalf of our offshore and maritime injury clients.
Common Causes of Maritime and Offshore Accidents
Serious and fatal injuries occur on maritime vessels and offshore drilling rigs as the result of many different types of unsafe work practices. Some of the most common unsafe work practices on offshore drilling rigs include:
- Unseaworthiness: Is your vessel fit for service and clean?
- Improper equipment: Do you have the equipment you need to safely do your job? Is the equipment regularly maintained in good working order?
- Inadequate training: Are you adequately trained in maritime safety procedures and in equipment operation? What about your co-workers?
- Violation of safety rules: The maritime industry is heavily regulated to ensure safe working conditions. Violation of federal, state or industry safety guidelines can result in personal injury or death.
The injury and wrongful death lawyers at The Callahan Law Firm fight vigorously to ensure that the maritime and offshore workers and their families we represent receive full justice when injured at sea or on our nation's waterways. We take all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not get paid unless and until you get a settlement or jury award.
If you have any questions or wish to discuss an incident involving yourself or a loved one, please schedule a free case evaluation with one of our Houston maritime lawyers. Call 888-224-7020 or send us an e-mail.