On March 7, 2014, an oil tanker crashed into the Memorial Bridge connecting Portsmouth, NH and Kittery, ME. The 600-foot tanker had just finished unloading diesel fuel before the collision occurred. While there were no injuries reported, the ship and bridge both sustained damage. Tanker accidents like this one injure Texas residents every year, and many try to brave settlement negotiations with the insurance company without the help of a qualified Houston maritime attorney.
Simply put, maritime law is very complex and is quite different from traditional law. While general personal injury lawyers are helpful for a variety of situations, they are not recommended when maritime law is applicable to the injury, as they simply do not know the complexities of the laws governing the open waters. Instead, if you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one offshore, it is highly recommended that you solicit the services of a Houston maritime attorney who can help ensure that your rights are fully protected and fought for.
Tanker accidents can be very serious, and the laws surrounding them can be very complicated. In many cases of injury, the insurance company will rush to offer a settlement that may not cover all the types of damage to which you are entitled. You need a qualified Houston maritime attorney at your side who is willing to fight for you. At Kirkendall Dwyer LLP, we offer free case reviews for every potential client and we never charge our clients until they collect a settlement or award. If you are looking for an attorney who will put your best interests first and will fight for you, contact us today. A member of our experienced legal team will be happy to get back to you as quickly as possible to get started helping you with your case.