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Brain Injury from Gulf boating and Cruise ship accidents

KHOU in Houston reports that a 54-year-old woman was airlifted Saturday morning after sustaining back injuries from a fall aboard a 29-foot pleasure craft 15 miles off Galveston. The news channel credits the U.S. Coast Guard for the report. Too often, people suffer from personal injuries in boat accidents. Luckily, this woman probably avoided potential head injuries or brain injury. None was reported, but some could have been sustained.

The captain of the boat called USCG Sector Houston-Galveston officials at 8:13 a.m. to report the woman's condition and asked for assistance. Then, SCG launched a boatcrew aboard a 45-foot response boat to assist with the rescue. It was reported that the woman was in stable condition. First responders transferred her back to Station Galveston where Emergency Medical Services met her.

If you or a family member is injured or have suffered from the death of a loved one while on a Cruise Ship or other water vessel, call our Texas law firm. Too often, people suffer personal injuries or even death due to the negligence of crewmembers, other individuals or companies. Many injuries can be avoided if crewmembers had followed simply safety precautions.

Common Cruise ship accidents include: sexual battery, assaults, injuries due to falls, food poisoning, and slip and fall incidents. Commercial fishing is a dangerous occupation. The men and women who engage in it put their lives at risk on a daily basis. At our personal injury law firm, we understand this. We under stand that people that have suffered from a brain injury need help. Our Texas lawyers represent workers who have experienced serious injuries and wrongful death as the result of negligence on fishing vessels.

Sometimes accidents result from Galveston commercial fishing accidents. If you are involved in a similar personal injury accident, hire an attorney that can help you obtain compensation for your injury which may include: lost wages, financial compensation for injuries, the costs of needed care, and pain and suffering.

Each commercial fishing accident is different so hire a lawyer that can examine your case. Many commercial fishing accident cases involve the surviving families of fishermen who have died while working. They have been aboard vessels that were lost at sea or have fallen overboard into the water and have not been rescued in time. We understand the impact that this type of tragic loss can have on a family. We want to help.

  - Article By Richard Weaver

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