An oil or gas rig explosion can result in incredibly severe burns, injuries or even death for workers onsite. If this should happen to you or a loved one, it’s critical that you find an attorney immediately with the experience to handle your case. Here at The Segal Law Firm, we have tried several oil and gas cases and we know exactly where to start investigating to get the information we need to protect you and your family.
The very first thing you should do after an accident is call us up here at the office. Obviously, I would like you to ask questions about our experience, how we handle the cases and the fact that we don’t charge working men and women lawyer fees unless we win their case. We don’t collect money until they take a settlement or we get them a jury verdict. Once I feel like I completely understand your point of view and we have our contract in writing, I will start my investigation of the case. Let me emphasise as well that I don’t need to actually speak to the injured party. Many times, these poor folks are so debilitated that they can’t speak or pick up the phone. In those cases, it is absolutely acceptable for a spouse, child or loved one to make that call and get the case rolling.
The reason time is of the essence is because the law requires certain types of accidents to be investigated by federal or local authorities. We want to be involved so we can collect pertinent information and let the authorities know we are your legal representative. They need to know that we are the liaison for the injured or killed party, we care about your family and that we are fighting for you.
A lot of times folks are concerned about having medical records and bills together before they call me. Don’t worry about that. If I know that someone is in Pittsburgh’s burn unit, I know they’re seriously hurt and I don’t need those records until they’ve been discharged. But the information pertaining to what occurred, that’s what we really need to get our hands on. We’ve got to start writing letters to the agencies on your case and putting on them on notice that they better not destroy any of the evidence; there is a lawyer involved now and any destruction of evidence could be a lawsuit in and of itself.
Unfortunately, a lot of people just assume that they need to wait and have things together before they call us here at The Segal Law Firm. This just isn’t true. In fact, the only thing I need to know is that you or a loved one was injured due to an explosion at an oil or gas rig. From there, I’m going to do my job of collecting all of the information we need, which I know from my years of experience with these cases. So, give us a call. If I’m in trial and not at the office, I have other lawyers here that are ready to answer your questions and the sooner we get those answered, the sooner you can get back to healing or being there for your loved one. Call us at The Segal Law Firm at 855-344-9100.