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Vessel Collision Injury Attorney Louisiana
When working in the maritime industry, one of the most devastating accidents that can take place is a vessel collision. Even with global positioning systems in place and radio communications, accidents involving vessels at sea still exist. There are several types of collisions that can occur and employees aboard such vessels should be aware of what could happen to protect themselves. Below are a few examples of collisions and injuries that can occur.
There are common collision types that take place out at sea that will cause injury to crew members. Such collisions can include a Bow-on, stern, side and allision. With a Bow-on collision, two ships will be hitting each other with their front ends. A stern collision is one where a vessel will strike the rear of another ship.
A side collision will take place when a ship is hit on its side by another. The last most common collision is the allision, where a ship will strike an object that is stationary, such as a bridge or a dock.
When these collisions occur, they cause injury among crew members. At Cueria Law Firm, we have seen several cases where an employee was injured due to a collision where negligence was at play. When an accident is caused by the actions of another, compensation may be due the injured.
As a collision occurs, falls are a common cause of injury. When two vessels collide, the jostling can cause seamen to fall down which can lead to injuries such as cuts, bruises, fractures, spinal cord injury, broken bones or strains. A collision can also cause drowning. When a vessel is struck, a hole can be ripped in the hull which can cause the vessel to sink and those on the ship can drown.
If seamen end up in the water, hypothermia can set in due to freezing temperatures. With hyperthermia, the employee may experience organ failure, irregular heartbeat, difficulty thinking or death. Post-traumatic stress disorder is also an issue that can be caused by a ship collision. An employee who almost drowns can be riddled with anxiety as they deal with the experience.
When a collision occurs, it is important to determine the liability of the accident. Who is at fault? If you are injured while on a vessel due to a collision, you may be due compensation for your injuries as well as lost wages, etc. By contacting our Louisiana personal injury attorneys, we can assist in helping you by reviewing your case and determining if you should file for compensation. Contact our office today to have your case reviewed.
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Attorney Brent Cueria founded the Cueria Law Firm, L.L.C. located in New Orleans, in order to focus on the representation of injured individuals, where his true passion is. Mr. Cueria uses his past experience to diligently advocate for the injured and disabled clients he now represents against the insurance companies.
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There are many factors that can affect the outcome of your case, but time is often the most important. Call Cueria Law Firm today to speak to an attorney about your claim, and get started on the path to physical, emotional and financial recovery.
The team at Cueria Law Firm is here to assist you in all steps of your case - setting up doctor's appointments, starting an insurance claim, requesting a rental car, and more. We understand life after an accident can be overwhelming, but you aren't going through it alone.