Shipboard Fires, Explosions and Electrical Accidents
If you suffered severe burns or electrocution or a loved one was killed in a fire or explosion aboard a ship, boat, drilling rig or oil and gas platform, the capable personal injury trial attorneys of Stevenson & Murray can help you understand your rights and explore your legal options for pursuing full and fair financial recovery. Contact our offices in Houston, Texas, for a free consultation.
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Fires Aboard Vessels
From the earliest days of shipping and exploration, fires aboard a ship have been one of the most serious and deadly situations a sailor or seaman can face. Negligent engine or compressor maintenance, careless storage and disposal of flammable substances, failure to enforce smoking bans on oil and gas platforms, faulty fire suppression equipment; these acts may be considered negligence and vehicle owners and operators may be held liable to pay compensation to those who suffered burn injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one as a result.
Electrical Burns and Fatal Electrocutions
Carelessness with electrical wiring and equipment aboard any floating vessel is a recipe for disaster. Any standing water or wet surface can act as a conductor. On a ship, boat or other vessels, an electrical short or improperly grounded connection can cause severe electrical burns and fatal electrocution to any crewmen nearby.
Electrical arcing can also ignite fuel or other flammable substances. Ship owners and operators are required to follow strict maintenance and inspection protocols. When they fail to do so and a serious or fatal injury results, they may be held responsible.
Contact an Experience Maritime Accident Attorney
The Texas law firm of Stevenson & Murray serves the legal needs of seamen, crewmen, other maritime workers and passengers who have suffered burn injuries or the loss of a loved one in a fire, explosion or electrocution accident in U.S. territorial waters and around the world.
We invite you to call our offices in Houston 713.597.3836 to discuss your rights and legal options with an experienced maritime accident and injury trial attorney. You may also contact us by e mail now for more information or to request a free, confidential case evaluation.