Automobile and 18 Wheeler Crashes
Every year thousands of drivers of cars and big rigs are injured or killed by the careless operations of motor vehicles or big rigs. Drivers of 18 Wheelers and the companies they work for are responsible controlling their big rigs safely and responsibly. While unsafe driving causes many accidents, oversized loads and various other treacherous practices place the public and the truck operators in danger.
Often, accidents are caused by lack of attention, carelessness, or negligence of the trucking company. Eighteen-wheeler incidents present unique issues not necessarily associated with a typical motor vehicle incident.
Defective Products or Drugs/Medicines
The Law Office of Patrick H.Yancey can aid and legally support you if dangerous or defective products have injured you. We provide excellent and thorough assistance in the event a product was defectively manufactured, the manufacturer failed to provide suitable warnings, or the product was designed improperly.
If you have been harmed at your workplace using defective equipment, at home using appliances or in cars, or you have taken prescription or over-the-counter drugs and have experienced a serious personal injury, the Law Office of Patrick H. Yancey is capable of assisting you. In the ill-fated occasion an injury caused death to your loved one, we are also prepared to bring you the justice you deserve.
Maritime or Jones Act
The Law firm of Patrick H. Yancey, located in Houma, Louisiana specializes in representing persons injured while working as a crewmember on a ship, tug, supply vessel, crew vessel, jack-up vessel, derrick barger, pipe lay barger, or any other type of vessel.
Our firm provides direct and applied knowledge of the types of equipment and technology used on boats, ships, and other offshore vessels.
Occupational Railroad Injuries: In 2002, approximately three percent (3%) of Louisiana railroad workers became injured while working. If you are working in the railroad transportation industry and have been involved in a railroad incident while on the job, the Law Office of Patrick H. Yancey can assist you in obtaining compensation to restore your health.
Individual/ Personal Railroad Injuries: Louisiana ranks fourth in the nation for collisions at railroad crossings. In 2000, 181 collisions occurred on Louisiana's railroad crossings. 14 people died in railroad crossing collisions in 2000 and 88 people were injured. If you have been seriously injured in a railroad crossing injuries, our exceptional legal team is skilled in bringing you the justice you deserve.
Most diving accidents occur because of poor equipment, inadequate training, or inadequate supervision. At the Law Office of Patrick H. Yancey, we are highly skilled at uncovering negligence that often leads to diving related personal injuries. We are well versed in General Maritime Law including the Jones Act, and the Longshore and Harbor Worker's Compensation Act (LHWCA).
The Longshore and Harbor Worker's Compensation Act is designed to provide compensation for disability or death which results from injury to employees in certain maritime employment. This Act generally covers employees who load and off-load ocean going vessels, and workers who provide a variety of ship repair duties, including working on dry docks and shops directly adjacent to a ship repair facility.
Aviation Incidents (Airplane or Helicopter Crashes)
At the Law firm of Patrick H. Yancey, we are committed to bringing you the complete representation you deserve if you or your family members have been injured or experienced a loss because of an aviation incident or crash. Our outstanding legal team's goal is representing your needs in critical times.
Most airplane or helicopter crashes happen as a consequence of human mistakes and mechanical difficulties. While the federal government sets safety standards for pilot conduct, flight operations, and aircraft manufacture, these guidelines are minimum safety standards that are not always enforced well enough to prevent airplane or helicopter crashes.
PROTECTING YOUR INTERESTS
Patrick H. Yancey is an attorney consultant with extensive familiarity and knowledge of the offshore oil and gas industry and cruise ships. With experience as both petroleum engineers and roustabouts, we are cruise ship injury attorney, Jones Act and Maritime lawyer and personal injury lawyer in Louisiana. Our total comprehension of the maritime industry allows us to provide unsurpassed representation to our clients.