After an Offshore Pipeline Explosion, Let Our Louisiana Personal Injury Lawyers Help You Obtain Compensation

pipeline explosion lawyersOn October 12, 2006, a tugboat with two barges struck an underwater high-pressure gas line, causing a pipeline explosion and fire that killed four people. Two people were also missing, and local authorities launched a “recovery effort” in West Cote Blanche Bay, near Morgan City, Louisiana. The barges, owned by Athena Construction Co. out of Morgan City, were in transit to another location. The tugboat was owned by Central Boat Rentals. The workers on the barge were employed by Athena Construction, a subsidiary of Diamondback Energy Services. The workers’ services had been contracted by Gulfport Energy Corp. Gulfport Energy also owns the pipeline that was struck.

According to the National Transportation Safety Board, a piling dropped from one of the barges and struck the submerged high-pressure gas line, causing the line to rupture and catch fire.

The personal injury attorneys at Neblett, Beard & Arsenault handled a case on behalf of one of the barge crew member’s family. We have spent more than 30 years representing injured victims across the state of Louisiana, including Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport, Lake Charles, Monroe and we know that if you or a loved one has been hurt in a pipeline explosion, you face tremendous medical and financial challenges. If you have been affected by a pipeline explosion, contact our firm by calling (318) 561-2500 today or submit an online request.

Offshore pipeline explosions cause extremely serious injuries, including:

  • Burns
  • Trauma to the brain or spine
  • Loss of limb
  • Disfigurement
  • Permanent disability

Injuries of this severity require long-term medical treatment, and may result in the loss of earning ability. Simply put, an offshore pipeline injury carries tremendous physical, emotional and financial costs for victims and their families. If you or a loved one has been hurt in an offshore pipeline explosion, the personal injury lawyers at Neblett, Beard & Arsenault can help. We’ll review your case to determine if it merits inclusion within a class action claim or as an individual legal suit. Results are how we measure success – we’ve built a strong reputation both in and out of the courtroom, and we’ll put our experience and expertise to work on your behalf.

Personal Injury Attorneys

If you have been hurt in an offshore pipeline explosion, take the first step to protect your legal rights and contact the personal injury attorneys at Neblett, Beard & Arsenault. You only have a limited time to file a claim, so you must act quickly. We represent injured victims across the state of Louisiana, including Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Lake Charles, Monroe, Lafayette, Alexandria and the surrounding communities. Call (318) 561-2500 today or submit an online request.

Our Areas of Practice

Louisiana injured accident victims have rights, and the attorneys of Neblett, Beard, and Arsenault want to help fight for them. Our attorneys understand that serious accident injuries can have a long-lasting impact on your life, and we will work hard to help you obtain compensation for your medical costs, property damage, lost time at work, and pain and suffering.
Personal injury cases can arise from a wide variety of accidents and other situations. Car accidents, truck accidents, slip and falls, exposure to toxic substances, and more are all avoidable circumstances that can lead to the unnecessary injury to a victim. Often, victims suffer serious injuries that leave them facing a difficult recovery or even a permanent disability. When that happens, victims should be able to focus on their health and recovery, not the complex and often frustrating details of a legal case.
When you are injured or become ill because of a dangerous drug, defective medical device, or a toxic consumer product, you are very likely not the only person to suffer. When a product harms a large number of people, a court may determine that the case can be filed as a mass tort action, which saves time, effort, and money for each individual plaintiff. Our mass tort attorneys are prepared to take on major manufacturers to get you the compensation you deserve.

Why Neblett, Beard & Arsenault Is Your Best Choice

You have a lot of choices when it comes to personal injury attorneys in the South Central U.S., so why choose us? Our results speak for themselves. Through our commitment and dedication, we are able to negotiate maximum settlements for our clients and we take pride in holding negligent parties responsible for the injuries they have caused. At Neblett, Beard & Arsenault, you can expect:

  • Experience in all areas of injury law. Our team of 16 attorneys has handled every type of personal injury claim—from motor vehicle accidents to nursing home abuse—and we will match our experience to your specific case. You can rest assured that we understand the best approach for your unique claim and we will pull out all the stops to fight for you.
  • Commitment to clients. We value each and every one of our clients as an individual and our entire team—from our friendly receptionist to our highly skilled attorneys—will treat you with the dignity and respect you deserve. You will always feel like you are our top priority and we will see your case through to the end.
  • Maximum results. Our many years of experience and knowledge of the law allow us to evaluate the strength of your case and adopt the best strategy to pursue the maximum settlement available. If more than one party may be held responsible for your injuries, we will file multiple claims to make sure you get every penny you are owed to help you recover and support your family.

While our large staff and comprehensive services offer the advantages of a big law firm, our personalized service and individual attention give our clients the feeling of a small town family firm. With Neblett, Beard & Arsenault, you get the best of both worlds!

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