Traumatic Brain Injury Suffered At Sea
The Law Offices of Lyle C. Cavin, Jr. & Associates, is recognized as one of the nation’s pre-eminent law firms serving plaintiffs suffering head injuries while working at sea or on waterways in any kind of maritime trade.
Located in Oakland, California, we work with a network of the nation’s leading independent maritime legal and head injury specialists in port and waterway cities throughout the United States. By working with local attorneys in your geographic region, we remain responsive to your concerns and knowledgeable about the expectations of the judges in your local, federal or state courts.
With more than 150 combined years of admiralty law experience to our team’s credit, our attorneys have obtained many of the nation’s most significant onboard and dockside Jones Act injury claims in the country.
Rough weather at sea makes slippery, moving decks and ladders inherently dangerous. Even if you do not think your vessel owner is liable for your head injury, talk to us about recovering damages for medical care and a wage stipend (maintenance and cure) while you are unable to work, as well as financial damages for pain and suffering.
Head Injuries Are Not Always Obvious
Head injuries are not immediately recognizable. Many seamen who get bumped on the head by equipment and overhead obstructions think that a bruise or slight concussion is the only injury. Often, the victim of head injury is the last one to recognize the effects, including:
- Short- and long-term memory loss
- Loss of cognitive abilities, failure to complete simple tasks
- Change in personality
- Confusion, frustration with simple tasks
- Blurred vision, slurred speech
- Numbness in fingers, feet and extremities
Talk to our firm about the circumstances of your accident. We work with neurological specialists who can apply a battery of tests to determine whether you are suffering long-term deficits or health problems from your closed head or open head injury.
We have experience representing injured seamen, fishermen and water workers in head injuries suffered in all types of shipboard and dockside accidents, including:
- Falls from ladders
- Onboard slip-and-fall accidents, dock slip-and-fall accidents
- Overhead obstructions
- Falling equipment
- Tool accidents
- Electrical shock brain injuries
- Snapping lines
- Engine room obstructions
- Boarding and egress accidents, gangplank accidents
Contact Our Firm For Help
If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury from a shipboard accident or while working aboard any commercial vessel in U.S. waters, contact us to arrange a consultation with one of our experienced maritime accident lawyers today. Call us at 510-291-4743 or 888-340-7991. From our offices in Oakland, California, we represent maritime workers injured in port and waterway cities throughout the United States and territories.