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CASE RESULTS

Over $17.5 Million Recovered For Deckhand With Brain Injury

In March 2008, our client was employed as a deckhand in a shipyard. He suffered a head injury resulting in severe brain damage. Client Received Total: $13,148,914 for a special needs trust, annuity purchase, trust for his minor child, and cash read more

$4.5M Recovered in Explosion

Our client was injured in the Transocean explosion. Client Received Total: $3,038,266.01 read more

$4.4M Recovered in Explosion

Our client was injured in the Transocean explosion. Client Received Total: $2,930,584.34 read more

$3.9M Settled in Explosion

Our client was injured in the Transocean explosion. Client Received Total: $2,586,656.93 read more

$3M Recovered in Work-Related Accident

Our client suffered serious injuries when an airport tram struck him as he was working on the track. Client Received Total: $1,371,159.80 read more

$2.9 Million Recovered for Injured Railroad Worker

After rejecting the U.S. Attorney’s $20,000 top offer to settle, Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris attorneys Jonathan S. Harris and Laura De La Cruz obtained a $2.9 million dollar judgment for Jose Acosta, an injured train locomotive engineer. read more

$2.7M Settled in Accident

Our client was severely injured when a boat pulley broke and the cable hit him, knocking him into the water. Client Received Total: $1,495,577.13 read more

$2.5 Million Recovery For Jones Act Claim

While on stern of tug attempting to hook up a barge, the “L” line became tight, broke, hit our client, cut his leg off and broke his other leg. The Captain had positioned the boat too far down the side read more

$2.5M recovered for daughter of man killed in dredging accident

The 4-year-old daughter of a crane operator who was tragically killed in a December 2014 dredging accident will be taken care of for the rest of her life as a result of attorney Matthew Shaffer’s negotiation of a $2.5 million read more

$2 Million Recovered For Seaman Hurt On Dockside

While working as an A/B seaman aboard a vessel being positioned for dockside mooring, our client was ordered by the captain to take the mooring lines to power. Before the lines could be secured, the captain ordered the vessel’s tug read more
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Jonathan S. Harris and Matthew D. Shaffer are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  Other attorneys are not board certified.  Principal office is located in Houston, Texas.