Many people with the most common maritime injuries suffer severe health problems for months or even years. These injuries include the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Amputation and disfiguration
- Burns, bruises, and cuts
- Neck and shoulder injuries
Major Injuries Like a TBI Can Bring Big Medical Bills
Traumatic brain injuries can cause various impairments affecting memory, mobility, hearing, and vision, among others. If you have a TBI or other major injuries after a maritime incident, you could face rising medical expenses and legal uncertainties.
It can be challenging to pay the bills after a serious injury, especially if you have not been able to work because of recovery time. Time away from work often means reduced income or a loss of income.
If your injuries are significant, you may also have to cover ongoing medical care costs, including rehabilitation care, such as physical or occupational therapy. You also may have pain and suffering and reduced quality of life due to your injuries.
Seeking Financial Recovery From the Liable Party
If another party caused your injuries, you have the right to seek justice and financial compensation that can help you meet your needs. If you are dealing with any injuries, you may face rising medical expenses and legal uncertainties.
A lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers will investigate the cause and source of your situation to establish a liable party and hold them to account for their behavior. We will protect your rights and preserve your legal position after an offshore maritime accident. We will go after any forms of financial compensation that you may be owed and keep you updated on your case.
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Going After Recoverable Damages for Injuries and Losses
Louisiana has several laws related to any vessel that operates on the water. As outlined in RS 34:851.4, those operating a watercraft must abide by strict laws that govern safe usage. When these laws are not obeyed, perpetrators face severe consequences. Acts of careless operation of watercraft are likely to result in serious injuries for those who are unfortunate enough to be affected by such behaviors.
Whether careless actions or deliberate misconduct caused your injuries, you maintain the right to pursue justice. If you or a loved one has suffered personal injuries in an offshore maritime accident, our lawyer will examine any relevant laws that may apply to your case.
When we take you on as a client, we will investigate the incident in detail as we collect evidence and establish a liable party. Our team will go after any forms of monetary compensation that you may be eligible to collect for your personal injuries, psychological trauma, and other losses.
Types of Damages You May Be Able To Recover
If you’re facing an offshore maritime injury like a TBI, broken bone, or spinal cord injury, you can recover compensation from the party who caused your injury. Possible recoverable damages could include:
- Medical bills: You should not have to pay for the high costs of medical treatment while you’re suffering from an offshore maritime injury. A lawyer from our firm can help you get compensation for these costs.
- Lost income: You might face an injury that causes you to take time off work. You can receive compensation for the money you lost while you were not working.
- Pain and suffering: Serious injuries can cause pain and suffering for victims. A lawyer from our firm can calculate the monetary value of your pain and suffering. This value can be used to help you recover fair compensation.
How Having a Lawyer Can Help Your Offshore Maritime Injury Case
According to Louisiana’s statute of limitations in CC Art. 3492, those who suffer a personal injury in an incident that occurs in the state have a limited window of one year in which they can take legal action.
Failing to get in touch with a lawyer promptly after an accident can leave you with few legal options. Being aware of state, federal, and local laws such as these can help you to make the right moves after you or a loved one is involved in an accident that results in a personal injury or illness.
Once you have our lawyer working on your case, they will investigate the incident that caused your injuries in detail. In many cases, our lawyer will look at common causes of injuries, such as negligent and reckless behaviors.
In doing so, our legal team will collect detailed forms of evidence such as:
- Maintenance records
- Phone records
- Witness reports
- Photographic evidence
This kind of evidence will assist your lawyer in determining who was liable for the accident. Your lawyer will work to hold the liable party accountable for their actions.
Common Causes of Offshore Maritime Injuries
Offshore maritime injuries can be caused by a variety of accidents. Some of these include:
- Slip and falls
- Falling objects
- Exposure to hazardous materials
- Accidents caused by heavy equipment
While you recover from your offshore maritime injury, a lawyer from our firm can handle the legal matters of your case.
Many of the most common offshore maritime injuries lead to complex and costly medical procedures that can take some time to unfold. These treatment plans are often stressful and expensive for victims. The good news is that if another party was responsible for an incident that caused you or a loved one harm, then you may be entitled to collect financial compensation for your losses.
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Contact Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Today
A lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers will support your position with a strong case based on evidence. We will examine the law as we establish a liable party and negotiate to collect any forms of monetary awards that you may be rightfully owed.
Our legal team has recovered more than $200 million for our clients through settlements and verdicts. We aim to help people get the maximum monetary compensation for their injuries, and we would like to help you get the financial recovery you deserve. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.