Our Houston Maritime Accident Lawyers Can Help You
Professional divers, rig workers, commercial fishermen, deckhands, maritime vessel crews, and other workers in the maritime and offshore industries are often required to move large objects, utilize heavy machinery, and navigate high-risk environments. As a result, they often suffer severe, even life-threatening injuries when accidents occur.
Our Houston offshore accident attorneys are experienced in representing maritime workers (and their loved ones) who have suffered all types of injuries, including but not limited to:
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
- Slip and fall injuries
- Severe burns
- Broken bones
- Toxic exposure
- Accidental amputation
- Crush injuries
We have a history of success in both personal injury and wrongful death cases involving maritime workers; reach out to our Houston maritime and offshore injury attorneys today to learn more about how we may be able to assist you.
Types of Maritime and Offshore Injury Cases Our Attorneys Handle
The Ammons Law Firm handles a wide range of maritime and offshore accident cases, including those involving:
- The Death on the High Seas Act
- The Jones Act
- Maintenance and cure
- Maritime law
- Oil and gas injuries
- The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
- The Longshore Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
Our legal team can help you understand your rights as a seaman, as well as what kinds of damages you may be able to recover. We are happy to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have regarding your rights, your recovery, or the legal process.
How do I know if I have a maritime injury case?
To learn if you do indeed have a maritime injury case, the first step is to get in touch with a maritime injury lawyer. In general, you and your maritime injury attorney will have to prove three things in order to recover in a personal injury case: that you suffered damages, that the defendant was negligent, and that the defendant’s negligence caused your damages. Even if you have a valid claim, though, your maritime injury attorney will have to investigate whether or not you would be able to collect on your claim. If the other party does not have insurance or other assets, then it may be that you have a valid claim but will not be able to collect on it.
How do I choose the right maritime injury lawyer?
First, look for a law firm with experience working with and winning the kind of case you will be pursuing. Some maritime injury lawyers have never seen the inside of a courtroom. The insurance companies know this and don’t want fair settlements. At The Ammons Law Firm, our maritime injury lawyers have a record of winning. Rob Ammons is board certified in personal injury law in addition to being Board Certified in Civil Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is individually rated “AV” by the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, the directory’s highest rating. If you or a loved one has been injured in a maritime accident, call The Ammons Law Firm today for a free consultation.
How much is my maritime injury case worth?
The monetary value of your maritime injury claim depends on any number of issues. For instance, a case’s value is influenced by the nature and extent of your personal injuries; the amount of your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and other financial losses; pain and suffering; and present and future disability. However, even taking these factors into consideration, there are significant differences in the amount of money a plaintiff can expect to actually collect. This is based on the amount of coverage offered by an insurance company or the assets of the defendant. Other factors influencing collection include any partial fault on the part of the injured person and the amount of time the victim(s) choose(s) to spend with litigation versus a quick settlement. There is no way for any maritime injury attorney to accurately predict the value of any personal injury case. However, an experienced maritime injury lawyer should be able to consider the particular factors that weigh into your case and give you an overall picture of what to expect in general terms.
Why shouldn’t I just deal with the insurance company on my own?
The primary goal of most insurance companies is to protect their bottom line, not your particular interests. The lifeblood of any insurance company is to take in as many premiums as they can while paying out as few claims as they can. Many insurance company employees are trained to minimize or deny your claim as quickly as possible. Representatives from insurance companies use a variety of tools to do this, sometimes even pretending to be on your side and wanting to help you get your claim resolved quickly. A good personal injury lawyer will negotiate with the insurance companies as your representative and either work with or against them depending on what your claim needs.
We Wrote the Book on Tire Defect Litigation
Attorney Rob Ammons has not only handled some of the most complex tire defect cases but also wrote the book on how to properly litigate these types of cases.
Team Approach to Handling Each & Every Case
Unlike smaller law firms, we have the resources necessary to tackle even the most complex cases. To ensure our clients get the best possible results, we hire industry experts and other professionals to advise on any complex legal issues.
Over a Billion Dollars Recovered for Our Clients
Our seasoned legal professionals have handled some of the largest personal injury claims nationwide and have a strong track record of favorable outcomes.