Third-Party Fault for Diving Accidents

Third-Party Fault for Diving Accidents

Serious and fatal diving accidents tragically impact the lives of many Gulf Coast families each year. They also pose major investigative challenges. Victims and families suffering due to these accidents deserve answers and financial justice under the laws in place to protect them.

Most serious diving accidents enable claims for medical benefits and other essential compensation under the Jones Act. However, determining an employer’s role in causing or enabling a tragic diving accident is only one part of the equation. An array of other companies’ and individuals’ actions may also merit examination — and the findings sometimes justify decisive legal action against a party other than the victim’s employer.

Extensive Investigation to Establish Fault and Liability for Diving Accidents

While commercial divers recognize the risks of their occupations and most meet them with the utmost in conditioning and preparation, their safety is dependent on the skill and diligence of many others. Our lawyers’ in-depth knowledge of technical diving procedures and risks, general maritime operations, and the many dependencies involved may prove critical in finding the best path to a maximum financial recovery for you.

Dedicated attorneys at Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards, L.L.C., in Lafayette, Louisiana, have a lengthy, extensive track record of successfully holding third parties accountable in a range of maritime accident and injury claims. You can depend on our professional team, supported by qualified experts as needed, to thoroughly evaluate potential third-party claims against parties such as:

• Manufacturers of faulty diving equipment, including tanks, hoses and other breathing apparatus
• Maritime subcontractors responsible for maintaining and repairing equipment, transporting personnel, and other essential aspects of dive operations
• Operators of other vessels and equipment

Turn to Accomplished Diver Injury Attorneys

Whether your case ultimately requires action against an oil company or other employer, a third party responsible for negligence, or both, you will have the power of a leading maritime injury firm on your side. To schedule a free initial consultation, please contact us at 800-375-6186 or by e-mail.