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Burns & Electrocution

Shipboard Fires, Explosions and Electrical Accidents


If you suffered severe burns or electrocution or a loved one was killed in a fire or explosion aboard a ship, boat, drilling rig or oil and gas platform, the capable personal injury trial attorneys of Stevenson & Murray can help you understand your rights and explore your legal options for pursuing full and fair financial recovery. Contact our offices in Houston, Texas, for a free consultation.

All client consultations are strictly confidential.

Fires Aboard Vessels

From the earliest days of shipping and exploration, fires aboard a ship have been one of the most serious and deadly situations a sailor or seaman can face. Negligent engine or compressor maintenance, careless storage and disposal of flammable substances, failure to enforce smoking bans on oil and gas platforms, faulty fire suppression equipment; these acts may be considered negligence and vehicle owners and operators may be held liable to pay compensation to those who suffered burn injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one as a result.

Electrical Burns and Fatal Electrocutions

Carelessness with electrical wiring and equipment aboard any floating vessel is a recipe for disaster. Any standing water or wet surface can act as a conductor. On a ship, boat or other vessels, an electrical short or improperly grounded connection can cause severe electrical burns and fatal electrocution to any crewmen nearby.

Electrical arcing can also ignite fuel or other flammable substances. Ship owners and operators are required to follow strict maintenance and inspection protocols. When they fail to do so and a serious or fatal injury results, they may be held responsible.

Contact an Experience Maritime Accident Attorney

The Texas law firm of Stevenson & Murray serves the legal needs of seamen, crewmen, other maritime workers and passengers who have suffered burn injuries or the loss of a loved one in a fire, explosion or electrocution accident in U.S. territorial waters and around the world.

We invite you to call our offices in Houston 713.597.3836 to discuss your rights and legal options with an experienced maritime accident and injury trial attorney. You may also contact us by e mail now for more information or to request a free, confidential case evaluation.

For Accident Victims

Stevenson & Murray is industry renowned for remarkable successes and deep expertise handling complex and sophisticated accident and personal injury cases. From the moment we open a claim through trial and to the last appeal, we are passionately committed to making a life-changing difference for each and every client we represent.

The lawyers of Stevenson & Murray are seasoned litigators and advocates for personal injury victims. We consider all personal injury cases but specialize in cases involving wrongful death, maritime and admiralty law, trucking accidents, large commercial fires, talc claims, and commercial and industrial accidents.

Have you been hurt in an accident? Contact our offices in Houston today to discuss your rights and legal options in a free consultation with a leading personal injury and wrongful death trial attorney.

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For Lawyers

It is an honor and a privilege to work side by side with some of the best in our industry. Stevenson & Murray welcomes the opportunity to work with other law firms. We have a long and proud tradition of partnering with co-counsel to strengthen a client’s case. Decades of experience in our practice specialties and an exceptional record of achievement both in and out of the courtroom position us well to support the case needs of associating firms.

Our reputation as a leading personal injury firm and our uncommon litigation skill provide key advantages to our partners and their clients. Whether you are looking to add depth or breadth of experience to a case, expand jurisdiction or geographical coverage, provide additional resources to investigate or try a case, or leverage our relationships with top experts in numerous industries where we excel, we help co-counsel secure top verdicts and settlements.

Stevenson & Murray is a leading choice for clients and lawyers alike. Our referral business is a source of great pride for our entire team, and we constantly strive to earn and maintain the highest level of respect from our colleagues.


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