Today's verdict sends a message to companies that you cannot hurt people in Harris County and get away with it. Today's verdict will hopefully improve worker safety throughout Houston and the Gulf.
Houston, Texas (PRWEB) November 16, 2011
A 30-year-old man was working on a drilling rig off the coast of Brazil when he was suddenly hoisted over twenty feet into the air. His safety equipment failed and he suffered substantial injuries to both his left arm and his back. When it came time to seek financial compensation to cover the damages sustained, it did not take the worker long to turn to the offshore injury attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP.
The case (Cause No. 2010-35498) went to trial in the 157th District Court for Harris County, Texas. It lasted over a week and a half, and by the time all was said and done, attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin and Paul Skrabanek of Arnold & Itkin had successfully demonstrated to every member of the jury that the company was liable. The jury came back with a unanimous decision and awarded the plaintiff $4,900,000.
This substantial verdict enabled the injured worker to receive the medical attention he needed and the justice he deserved. After the verdict, attorney Kurt Arnold had this to say, “We are very honored that we could help our client achieve justice. The employer denied responsibility, but the jury finally held them accountable.”
The skilled offshore injury lawyers at Arnold & Itkin are proud to provide each client with reliable legal assistance when it is needed most. They recognize that seamen are often exposed to dangerous conditions and are typically vulnerable to considerable injury and illness, but that does not mean that such events should occur without consequence.
Maritime laws were created to allow for the protection of injured seamen’s rights and at Arnold & Itkin, they strongly believe in upholding these rights to the fullest extent. "Today's verdict sends a message to companies that you cannot hurt people in Harris County and get away with it. Today's verdict will hopefully improve worker safety throughout Houston and the Gulf,” said attorney Jason Itkin.
It is this attitude and level of client commitment that has enabled Arnold & Itkin to recover hundreds of millions of dollars over the years on behalf of the injured. They continually uphold a no-fail attitude and will never accept less than the best. Should you choose to work with an offshore injury lawyer from the firm, you can rest assured knowing that you will have an experienced advocate on your side to apply the law in a creative, dynamic way. You can get your life back on track once more.
Arnold & Itkin LLP is a personal injury firm that is proud to serve the rights of injured seamen nationwide. Although they are located in Houston, TX, they have been familiar faces in courts from border to border and have tried cases in Hawaii, the Gulf Coast, Washington D.C. and more. If you are looking to get this level of experience on your side, you should not hesitate to give them a call. They have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of their clients over the years and have been able to help countless people get the medical attention and relief that they deserve. To schedule your free initial case evaluation with an offshore injury lawyer from the firm, call 888-346-5024.