Our Maritime & Jones Act Lawyers are proud to announce the recovery of a $12 Million settlement for our client who suffered a nearly fatal back injury while working for a major offshore oil and gas company.
Ryan Zehl obtained the settlement for the offshore worker following the injury, a fall from height while onboard a jack up rig.
The Houston-based Defendant fought on liability, tried to minimize the extent of our client’s injuries, and refused to offer more than $1.5 Million to settle the case at mediation.
After our maritime attorneys took 16 depositions in the case, including the CEO of the company, and established that the Defendant was in violation of both its own and federal safety procedures, the defendant agreed to settle the case for $12,000,000–the highest settlement amount paid out in that company’s history.
The settlement exceeded our client’s expectations and will make sure that he and his family never have to worry about their finances ever again.
Attorney’s fees: $4,800,000
Case expenses: $590,322