Aviation Accident Lawyers in Lafayette, LA
Christopher Trahan, Attorney at Law was a pilot before becoming a lawyer. Ergo, we know that working on an offshore oil platform means facing dangerous conditions from the moment you step on board the transport helicopter. Every year, the Gulf Cost sees far too many aviation accidents involving helicopters carrying crew to offshore oil rigs. Any negligent act on the part of the pilot or landing crew can put an end to your career in the blink of an eye.
That’s why having experienced aviation accident lawyers in Lafayette, LA, is so important. For more than 20 years, we’ve been aggressively representing oil rig workers and their families seeking compensation for injuries and death resulting from accidents on transport helicopters, boats, and offshore oil drilling platforms. We’re highly skilled in both personal injury and offshore maritime law, so our team is well-qualified to take on your case.
Why You Need Us
Our firm has a successful record of winning large settlements against many of the biggest and most well-financed multinational corporations and insurance companies in the US. If you have been injured or a loved one has died in an oil rig helicopter accident or while on transport to an oil rig, we want to make sure you know your rights.
Workers on offshore oil well platforms and oil refinery platforms typically aren’t covered by worker’s compensation. Maritime and admiralty law is a complex field, and when it involves an oil rig helicopter accident, there are often several factors that will affect the outcome of your claim. Depending upon your job classification and the location of the accident, you may need to file a claim under a specific government program, such as the:
- Jones Act
- Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
- Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA)
The Resources to Handle Complex Cases
Our helicopter accident lawyers work with a network of independent doctors, investigators, and experts such as oil drilling consultants to thoroughly prepare your case and present it to win in court. When insurance defense lawyers know that we’re serious about winning, they come prepared for fair negotiations.
We offer a free consultation so you can discuss your injury or wrongful death claim with a lawyer with no obligation. It’s the only way to ensure that workers and their families have equal access to justice in our courts, and we believe there’s nothing more important than that.
You’ll have a much better chance with professional representation. Contact us to begin the process.