Personal Injury Attorneys in Texas Offshore Oil and Gas Rig Accidents
Sunken Rigs | Explosions | Capsized Rigs | Drownings | Exposure Injuries
An offshore oil rig can sink or capsize for a number of reasons. It has happened far too often, and usually results in serious injury or even death to workers on the rig. More often than not, it’s a consequence of negligence, carelessness or simple greed. In the drive to maximize output and profits, too many offshore oil and gas rig operators push the limits and take unacceptable risks. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured, or even died, when an oil rig sank or capsized, we can help protect your rights.
At Bailey & Galyen, we offer extensive experience to people along Texas and the Gulf Coast who have been hurt in an accident on an offshore oil or gas rig, including workers injured when a rig sank or capsized. We take an aggressive approach, thoroughly investigating the facts and circumstances of the accident. If necessary, we will travel to the scene of your accident, so that we have a full understanding of what happened. Because we recognize the complexity of oil and gas industry accidents, we work closely with a range of expert witnesses, including engineers, geologists, medical professionals and financial planners, so that we can put together the best case for your full financial recovery.
Texas Offshore Oil Rig Injury Lawyers-Sunken or Capsized Rigs
We take all types of injury claims involving sunken or capsized rigs, including situations where:
- The owner or operator of a rig failed to take adequate measures to secure a rig in an area known for hurricanes or inclement weather
- There was negligence in the design or construction of a rig, causing it to sink or capsize
- Human error led an oil or gas rig to sink or capsize
We handle claims involving all types of injuries sustained when a rig sinks or collapses, including any traumatic injuries caused by falling objects or debris, falls from heights, or collisions with catwalks, ladders or any part of the rig structure. We will also help you seek damages if you were forced into the ocean waters and suffered exposure or similar types of injuries.
Personal injury lawsuits are complicated and expensive to mount and that is why we take all cases on contingency, meaning there is never a fee until we recover a settlement in your favor.
Locations Throughout Texas
At Bailey & Galyen, we provide comprehensive legal counsel to individuals across Texas including Arlington, Bedford, Burleson, Carrollton, Dallas, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Houston, Mansfield, Mesquite, Midland/Odessa, Plano, Texarkana and Weatherford.