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April 23rd, 2010

Transocean Rig Explosion Survivors Gave Statements Before Seeing Family

Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P. has learned from sources close to the Transocean Horizon Deepwater Oil Rig Explosion that all survivors who were finally able to make it ashore to safety were immediately sequestered in a hotel conference room with a large number of lawyers and a stenographer.  These survivors of one of the largest oil rig explosions in history had to first give statements to company lawyers before they were able to see their families.  Can you imagine having just been a part of what is likely the most terrifying experience of your life and not being allowed to see your loved ones?

As rig explosion lawyers we have dealt with these disgusting company tactics many times.  In another recent case, our oil rig lawyers served on the Plaintiff’s Steering Committe, representing multiple plaintiffs in a case where the same thing happened.  Our clients were severely injured in a vessel explosion in the Gulf of Mexico and the company lawyers got statements from our clients before they were able to talk to their families or speak to their own lawyer.

Do not let these billion-dollar multiple-offender oil companies get their way.  Do not let their corporate attorneys scare you into not seeking the medical help and financial compensation you deserve because of the unsafe maritime work environment they created.  If they fail to maintain the drilling rig or semi-submersible you are working on, it can become unseaworthy and unsafe.

The maritime lawyers of Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P., Accident & Injury Lawyers have handled oil rig explosion lawsuits before.  We have sued Transocean many times, and have worked on many cases where the vessel, rig or platform caught fire and/or exploded.  We suspect many crewmembers involved in this incident will suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, exposure injuries, burn injuries, orthopedic injuries from the force of the blast and impact with the water, and even death.  We take pride in our over 45 years of representation of the hard working men and women who work offshore in dangerous settings.  Contact your Transocean attorney today.

For immediate legal assistance with your Gulf of Mexico Transocean Oil Rig Explosion case, please e-mail info@smslegal.com.

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