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Texas Cargo Ship Accident Attorneys

Defending Those Injured on Cargo Ships

Working on a cargo ship can be a dangerous job. Jolly Roger Law understands the unique risks faced by seamen and maritime workers in Texas. If you've been injured in a cargo ship accident, our experienced team is here to fight for the compensation you deserve.

Common Causes of Cargo Ship Accidents

Cargo ship accidents can occur due to various factors, including:

  • Shifting Containers: Improperly secured cargo containers can break loose, causing serious injuries to crew members working on deck.
  • Collisions: Large cargo ships can be difficult to maneuver, increasing the risk of collisions with other vessels or stationary objects.
  • Capsizing: Shifting cargo or severe weather conditions can cause a cargo ship to capsize, resulting in catastrophic consequences.
  • Slip and Falls: Wet or oily surfaces on deck can lead to slip and fall accidents, causing broken bones and other injuries.
  • Equipment Malfunctions: Faulty cranes, winches, or other machinery can pose serious safety hazards for crew members.

Heavy Lift Vessels

Many cargo ships are equipped with massive cranes to load and unload heavy equipment. These "heavy lift" vessels present a heightened risk of accidents due to the sheer weight and complexity of the cargo they carry. If you've been injured on a heavy lift vessel, Jolly Roger Law can help you navigate the complexities of maritime law and fight for fair compensation.

Where Do Cargo Ship Accidents Occur?

Cargo ship accidents can happen anywhere in the world, but they are especially common during:

  • Loading and Unloading: This period is particularly dangerous due to the use of heavy machinery and the movement of large cargo.
  • Open Seas: Harsh weather conditions and rough seas can significantly increase the risk of accidents.

How An Offshore Attorney Can Help After An Accident

In the aftermath of a cargo ship accident, you may be facing serious injuries, medical bills, and lost wages. An experienced offshore attorney from Jolly Roger Law can investigate the cause of the accident and identify all liable parties to best support your claim for compensation.

The Jones Act and other maritime laws protect the rights of injured seamen. Don't let navigating complex legal issues add to your burden.

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If you've been injured in a cargo ship accident, contact Jolly Roger Law today for a free consultation. We'll fight for the compensation you deserve to get back on your feet.

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