Using gangways while boarding and disembarking ships imposes certain dangers. For proper precautions, gangways must have a safe pathway to and from the vessel as well as safe handrails and a non-slip surfaces. However, accidents become more likely when changes in currents or improper handling occurs, making gangways particular susceptible to dangerous conditions, especially if secured improperly by crewmembers.
If you have been involved in an accident while using a gangway to board or disembark a vessel, you need an aggressive and competent maritime accident lawyer who has the experience and knowledge needed ensure your legal rights and receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
At Arnold & Itkin, we have spent several years fighting for offshore injury victims just like you. In that time, we have been able to recover billions of dollars on their behalves. Our award-winning team is ready to utilize this insight and experience to help with your case. Not only that, but we work on a contingency fee basis.
In most offshore accidents, the vessel owner has legal liability over the injuries that occur on their vessel. Whether you are a passenger or a crewmember who has suffered injuries due to a gangway accident, you are entitled to legal rights and compensation. Cause of gangway accidents can include the following:
Gangway and boarding accidents can cause serious injuries or even result in death.
Due to the seriousness of these types of accidents it is highly recommended that you contact a maritime attorney to protect your rights to proper compensation. Having a seasoned lawyer on your side always allows you to effectively determine who is at fault and liable for your injuries. You may be able to bring legal action against the vessel owner, equipment manufacturers, the company that employed you, and other parties as well.
Our gangway accident attorneys offer experienced legal counsel to injured workers from all 50 states. From our offices in Houston, TX and Baton Rouge, LA, we can assist clients throughout the United States. This includes in the areas of South Texas, such as Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Laredo, McAllen, and San Antonio, as well as East Texas, such as Beaumont, Tyler, Longview, and Port Arthur. From Houston to Galveston and throughout Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, we are the team that you can trust. Call today to learn how we can assist you!
At Arnold & Itkin, we understand the severity of gangway and boarding accidents and are well-versed in handled numerous types of maritime accidents. Our team can keep you informed on your case, your rights, and the potential compensation you are entitled to. When you come to our firm for counsel, you can rest assured knowing that one of our skilled maritime injury lawyers can assist you through every step of your personal injury claim.
Arnold & Itkin represented nearly a third of the crewmembers injured in the Deepwater Horizon explosion.
Because maritime law is so complex and so complicated, it is crucial that you work with an attorney who has an in-depth understanding of how it works and who has proven themselves in similar cases before.