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$11,450,000 - Crew member suffers second and third degree burns over 60% of his body after vessel strikes an underwater gas pipeline; dies 28 days later

OCTOBER 24, 2017

St. Martin & Bourque represented the family of a crew member who sustained serious, and ultimately fatal, burn injuries when his vessel struck and punctured an underwater gas pipeline.  At the time of the allision, the vessel was attempting to navigate to an oil storage facility.  The gas escaping from the pipeline subsequently ignited and the vessel was engulfed in flames.  As a result, the crew member…

$900,000 - FALL FROM PERSONNEL BASKET; CLOSED HEAD INJURY WITH CEREBRAL CONCUSSION; COGNITIVE DEFICITS AND MIGRAINE HEADACHES; CERVICAL AND LUMBAR SPRAIN

MAY 21, 2013

Our client, a twenty-seven year old telecommunications technician, suffered closed head, neck, and lower back injuries after falling from a personnel basket to the back deck of a crew boat while being transferred to an offshore oil production platform. The vessel shifted in the seas prior to the plaintiff being lifted from the back deck, and the webbing of the…

$11,000,000 - JONES ACT/GENERAL MARITIME LAW CLAIM; MULTIPLE INJURIES, INCLUDING PARAPLEGIA; SETTLEMENT

MAY 8, 2013

Our client, a resident of the United Kingdom, was assigned as a floorhand to a jack-up drilling rig working in the Gulf of Mexico. Our client was working on the drill floor when a metal plate/cover on the rig’s top drive fell approximately ninety feet to the rig floor and struck the plaintiff on the left side of his body.…

$1,825,000 - RAILROAD ACCIDENT; WRONGFUL DEATH

MAY 3, 2013

Our clients were the wife and son of a man who was severely injured when his car was struck by a railroad maintenance vehicle (referred to as a “tamper”) at a highway/rail crossing in Red River Parish, Louisiana.  As our clients’ husband/father approached the unguarded crossing, a tamper crossed the road.  Due to the layout of the crossing, our clients’…

$1,065,000 - SETTLEMENT ARISING OUT OF HEAD-ON FATAL COLLISION WITH 18-WHEELER

APRIL 15, 2013

A vehicle occupied by our client’s relatives was heading southbound on Interstate 59 when an 18-wheel tractor-trailer truck (travelling northbound on Interstate 59) experienced a catastrophic failure of its front tire. The semi to crossed the median and entered the southbound lanes of Interstate 59, striking the smaller vehicle and killing the four occupants thereof. The deceased were survived by…

$1,000,000 - SETTLEMENT RESULTING FROM 18-WHEELER COLLISION

APRIL 7, 2013

Our client was moving a John Deere tractor with a hay baler along the shoulder of Highway 90 in St. Charles Parish when an 18-wheeler unsuccessfully attempted to pass, striking the rear of the hay baler, pushing it 78 feet from the point of impact causing our client to be ejected. As a result of the accident the client sustained…

$427,000 - ST. MARTIN & BOURQUE: VICTORY DUE TO EMPLOYER NEGLIGENCE

APRIL 1, 2013

St. Martin & Bourque lawyer Adam Triplett recently obtained a $427,000 jury verdict on behalf of our client, an automobile accident victim, against State Farm and its insureds. Our client was rear ended by a company vehicle being driven by an employee after hours while under the influence of alcohol. State Farm and the employer argued that the driver did…

$7,000,000 - ST. MARTIN & BOURQUE HELPED GAIN $7 MILLION AFTER A WELL BLOWOUT

NOVEMBER 16, 2012

On June 24, 1999, the Thibodaux Number 2 well, which was being drilled under the direction and supervision of The Meridian Resource & Exploration Company, encountered problems while casing was being installed which eventually culminated in a buildup of pressure and the ultimate blowout of the well. On June 25, 1999, the well began to vent hydrocarbons and other subsurface substances,…

$1,700,000 - NEGLIGENCE LEADS TO $1.7 MILLION FOR INJURED WORKER

NOVEMBER 9, 2012

A forty-six years old man employed by an offshore drilling company as a Jones Act seaman, filed a maritime personal injury lawsuit after falling on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, injuring his wrist and knees. At the time of his accident, our client was preparing a high pressure wellhead for installation on the ocean floor. While preparing…

$7,000,000 - SETTLEMENT: TREADING WATER

NOVEMBER 1, 2012

Our client, a production operator, suffered severe and disabling injuries when the helicopter in which he was a passenger crashed as the pilot attempted to land on an offshore oil production platform. The pilot was making his final approach for landing, when the helicopter began slowly turning to the right. The pilot failed to regain control of the helicopter and…

$1,558,000 - SETTLEMENT: PAYING FOR CRIMES

OCTOBER 25, 2012

Within a given year, over 207,000 sexual assaults are reported in the United States. St. Martin and Bourque helped win a case for a young man who was victimized by a neighbor when he was young. St. Martin and Bourque was able to aquire $1,558,000 for our client. Our client, who was above the age of majority at the time…