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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Volta Tastes Media got nominated at Volta Music & Entertainment Awards 2022

 


Congratulations !! We grabbed a nomination at the 2nd Edition of Volta Music & Entertainment Awards 2022.

We are very happy to Announce this as our first nomination as a Blogger of the year. Help us WIN this awards by adding your votes today.

  

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Fuel Prices to go up between 5% and 10% IES

 





Beginning of September 2022, fuel prices are set to see a sharp jump between 5% and 10% at the various pumps. According to the Institute for Energy Security, this will add close to 70 pesewas to the current prices.

Presently a litre of petrol is going for about 11 on average and 13.70 on the average for diesel. The IES attributes the increase in fuel to sharp depreciation of the Ghana Cedi to the US dollar. which it puts it at over 10% during the last two weeks.It is therefore advising consumers to plan accordingly to expected price hikes in the coming days. 


"Whereas the prices of petrol has fallen to by 5.87% and that of Liquefied Petroleum Gas ( LPG ) by 3.28% on the world market, the Institute of Energy Security (IES) projects that prices of these products would rise at the pump. For diesel, 6



.48% increase in price will further increase the rate of price jump in September ( 2022 )", it pointed out.

Prices went up by 20 pesewas on August 16, 2022

During the period, the International Benchmark saw a 1.68% price reduction over the previous pricing window's average price to current average price of $96.72 per barrel in the previous pricing window.

Presently, the price ofBrent crude is hovering around $109 per barrel. 



And in addition we also spotted this Utility tariffs to be increased... 😳😭


Wednesday, August 3, 2022

One Shot Dead by unknown assailants in Nkonya



 A resident of Nkonya Ntsumuru in the Oti Region has been shot dead by some unknown assailants.

it is unclear what the motives of the attackers were but police say the deceased, whose name has been given as Daniel Brempong, was on his way to the farm.

The Commanding Officer of the 66 Artillery Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Edward Sarpong Appiah told GBCNEWS that the deceased was shot dead at a restricted area in that part of the district at about 0700 hours on Monday, August 1, 2022.

The assailants are said to have laid ambush and fired gunshots, killing him instantly. 

"The body has since been deposited at the Kpando Margaret Marquart Catholic Hospital for preservation and autopsy," police said in a press release on Monday, 1st August.

The law enforcement body announced that patrols have been intensified in Nkonya and its environs "to ensure law and order".  


Some are already linking the incident to the apparently resolved  Nkonya-Alavanyo communal disputes.

Police, meanwhile, are urging the public to remain calm "as the investigation continues to get the perpetrators arrested to face justice". 



Thursday, July 14, 2022

Akpini Youth Summit 2023

 



Hello Kpando! Are you ready!


Happening in 2023 is the Akpini Youth Summit.


This is just not an event but a youth blueprint that promises to be the biggest platform for young people, willing to change the narrative of Akpini through our collective and impactful public engagement of ideas and capacity building around the issues that affect the young people of Kpando.


We can’t afford to fail our generation, that’s why we must come together and figure out a workable solution that can help promote and develop our collective future bargain.


The time is now, the future is here, 





Since the inception of our Societies, sharing has been a part of us through communal activities, responsibilities, values, and core morals.


In recent times society has been set apart on basis of constructed notions on singular plights and woes. This disconnect where life has become an “each man for himself ” thing, has amounted to slow progress in our personal lives. The cause-effect, unfortunately, plagues society most since society is nothing without the people. Until we understand that responsibility is shared, society will continue to suffer the detrimental consequences of our self-centered decisions. “I am because you are “ a simple yet powerful map line that has been set to align us on the path to unity and societal growth.


Can we just reset and rethink to bring back the essence or idea of sharing, carrying others along, and not living no one behind even if people are not the best at what they do and have a long path of growth and development to go - Hence the coined statement: ”KPORNU KAKE NA NA NORVI” the collective responsibility to share knowledge and values.


It is why the birth of a carefully crafted program, not an event, AKPINI YOUTH SUMMIT for the youth both home and away of Kpando and its environs, coming together to build a growth shared interest from which society can benefit.


All hands are welcome on board and for mutual engagements on partnership and sponsorship kindly send an email to


aysummitcommuity@gmail.com


or Call

Bernard on +233 24 667 8033

Madugu on +233 54 086 7943


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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Hajia4Real Flaunts Her Multi Million Customized Swimming Pool That Changes Color – Video

 

Hajia4Real Flaunts Her Multi Million Customized Swimming Pool That Changes Color - Video
Hajia4Real Flaunts Her Multi Million Customized Swimming Pool That Changes Color – Video

Ghanaian social media personality turned musician, Mona Faiz Montrage, well known as Hajia4Real or Mona4Real has set tongues wagging on social media as she takes some time off her busy schedules to swim in her customized swimming pool.

While enjoying her evening, Hajia4Real who made a surprise appearance in the music scene, dropping hits after hits intimated that she is a different breed among her competitors in the music scene.

Mona4Real has wowed many with her talent after she made an unexpected emergence into the music scene. With her first songs, “Badder Than” and “God’s Child”, she was able to cement the love Ghanaians have got for her.

She recently came out with a seven-track list EP titled “Here To Stay” which features some of the big names in the music scene like Medikal, Efya, Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale, and other top-tier musicians.

Well, in relation to her instant success in the music scene, Hajia4Real has described herself as a different breed among her competitors.



My mother forced me to kill my brother for money rituals – Sakawa boy

 

My mother forced me to kill my brother for money rituals - Sakawa boy

Afeez Olalere Sakawa boy, a suspected yahoo boy, was detained by the Lagos state police command for reportedly killing his younger brother for a money rituals.






While being paraded, the 32-year-old confessed to the crime, claiming that his mother had begged him to do it.

His mother allegedly urged him to murder his younger brother after a herbalist she took him to informed them that he needed to “sacrifice one life, and that person had to be a sibling to him.”

He said that his 21-year-old brother was given poison and died 20 minutes after ingesting it.

He went on to say that they removed the body parts they needed while wrapping and transporting his remains to the mortuary.

His full statement reads:

“My mother took me to a herbalist who told me if I want to be successful in the yahoo business, I will have to sacrifice one life and that person must be a sibling to me.”

“The things he would need to prepare a concoction with are his thumbs, his hair, fingers and a passport photograph. So, we went back home and thought about it, then my mother suggested that we use my younger brother since he is just 21 years old.

“She also brought the poison which we gave him to eat. He died within 20minutes after consuming the food. I was the one who cut out the body parts needed. We then wrapped his dead body and headed to the mortuary.”

KOFI KINAATA REVEALS SOLUTIONS TO THE GHANA/NAIJA MUSIC SCUFFLE & WHY HE DOESN’T HAVE AN ALBUM DESPITE DROPPING HITS OVER A DECADE!

 


Ghana’s cherished songwriter, Martin King Arthur, well known as Kofi Kinaata has revealed solutions to the Ghana/Nigeria music banter & hinted on his debut album release.

He also added his voice to the ongoing fracas between the Ghanaian music industry and their Nigerian counterparts over lack of support.

It would be vividly recalled that Shatta Wale took to the stage at his #FreedomWaveConcert at the Accra Sports Stadium to lambast Nigerians over the support they have refused to give Ghanaian musicians despite the fact that they have gained so much love and attention from Ghanaians.

In a series of tweets, Shatta Wale pored down his frustration over the fact that most Nigerian musicians have refused to co-headline shows with them in their country just as Ghanaian musicians have been doing for them.

His submissions were meted with mixed reactions from both Ghanaians and Nigerians.

In reaction to that, Kofi Kinaata stated that Nigerians are not to be blamed for thriving in their country and in Ghana as well with their music because Ghanaians have allowed it to be so, hence they should put a stop to the blame game.

According to him, Nigerians have devised a strategy to support their music and promote it to the top before promoting any song from any musician from any other country.

He intimated that despite the fact that Nigeria’s population is bigger than that of Ghana, they still aim at expanding their territories in Ghana, but they have been successful because Ghanaians allowed it to be so.

In an interview on BTM Afrika with NY DJ, Kofi Kinaata explained that Ghanaians can start by fixing the system by supporting their own before promoting others because Nigeria has adopted the same strategy, hence the reason for the enormous success on the global market when it comes to music.

Also, after all the hit songs and domination, it never occurred to anyone that the four-time songwriter of the year at the VGMAs, Martin King Arthur, well known as Kofi Kinaata has not released any album ever since he emerged into the scene.

During an interview with NY DJ on BTM Afrika, Kofi Kinaata intimated that the Ghanaian ways of treating albums are very displeasing and disheartening, thus his reason for not releasing an album yet even though he has been in the scene for quite a long time.

According to him, musicians drop bangers on albums they release yet Ghanaians who have developed a poor listening attitude would sleep on the album by just listening to the songs without understanding the message.

He stated that his weapon has always been his lyrics, hence he intends to have his fans understand every word he puts across before moving to the next song.

However, Kofi Kinaata revealed his intentions to bless our speakers with his first album anytime since he claims Ghanaians have improved on their listening attitudes

YOU JUST NEED TO STOP BECAUSE IT’S NOT YOUR TALENT – KUAMI EUGENE GOES HARD ON STRUGGLING ARTISTES!





 During an interview on Citi TV, Kuami Eugene interrupted KiDi’s submission to go hard on struggling artistes within the Ghana Music industry.

He has given an honest opinion to underground musicians struggling in their ghettos to make hits after he was approached for a word of advice.

According to the Lynx Entertainment signee who will be co-headline a concert at the Indigo at the O2 with his colleague, Kidi stated that it is sometimes not necessary to continue doing music after all efforts to gain attention and make hits have proved abortive.

Speaking in an interview on Citi TV, the “Obiato” hitmaker stated that it is sometimes needed to throw in the towel if music is not working out as planned.

Kuami Eugene who was signed on Lynx Entertainment record label right after MTN Hitmaker stated that sometimes, underground musicians have to quit doing music because it is not their talent.



18 Wheeler Accident Lawyer San Antonio and amazing things to know before hiring one

 

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18 Wheeler Accident Lawyer San Antonio

 They wreak havoc on victims and their families due to the massive damage and serious injuries caused by 18-wheeler accidents. Due to their complexity, these incidents are difficult for all parties involved and the victims have a long time to recover if they fully recover.

Experienced San Antonio 18 wheeler accident cases require the skills of an 18 wheeler accident lawyer San Antonio who understands how to manage all the elements and factors, including increased losses, huge insurance policies, and multiple parties.

Contact the George Salinas Law Office in San Antonio at (210) 966-8256 for a free consultation to discuss the details of your case if you or someone you know was injured in an 18 wheeler accident.

Allow our experienced San Antonio 18-wheeler accident attorney to work on your case as soon as possible before the two-year limitation period for legal action under Texas law expires.

Lawyer for 18 wheeler accidents in San Antonio?

Many drivers assume that most drivers follow the rules of the road while driving. They may not even realize that they are in danger because they are sharing the road with many other vehicles, especially the huge 18-wheelers. The size of this device can cause serious or fatal injuries to people in a major rig accident.

At Carabin Shaw, we work hard to protect the rights of the families of those who have died from personal injury and wrongdoing, and we aggressively pursue the greatest possible compensation for pain and suffering, lost earnings, medical bills, and a variety of other things.

Think about asking. If you or a loved one has been injured by a professional truck driver, contact our office today to schedule a meeting with our 18 wheeler accident lawyer San Antonio to discuss your options.

Do we offer a variety of legal services in our law firm?

After being involved in an 18-wheeler collision, an insurance company representative will contact you and ask you to answer common questions. To protect your case and final judgment, it is important to understand your rights before talking to an insurance company.

Coming in for a free consultation with our experienced San Antonio truck accident lawyer and the rest of the team, who will fight carefully to protect your and your family’s interests, is the first step toward getting these items.

Large rig drivers pose a serious threat to others in a variety of ways. Most of the time, the driver is the result of failure to follow proper protocol. For example, not taking the required rest distance or failing to properly register driving hours.

However, truckers can drive irresponsibly if they are under pressure from their company to meet critical deadlines. There are many ways for a driver to be careless and endanger others on the road;

However, if you have been the victim of an 18 wheeler accident, rest assured that we at Carabin Shaw are here to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us so we can help you right away.

18 wheeler accident lawyer San Antonio protects people with serious injuries due to:

  • Tires that have been blown away
  • Truck driver fatigue
  • Failure due to mechanical problems
  • Speeding and reckless driving
  • Violation of traffic rules and signs
  • Driving while distracted
  • Texting while driving is illegal.
  • Violation of transport department rules

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Failure to take proper precautions when backing up or driving within city limits:
Failure to take mandatory rest or properly register their hours, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

We will thoroughly investigate your accident claim using professional resources such as crash site reconstruction experts to find all parties responsible for the accident. This could be a corporation that failed to enforce industry-mandated rules such as weight and load restrictions, a properly maintained trailer rental company, or an actual truck driver.

The truth is that the blame for an accident can fall into different hands. Naturally, our San Antonio 18-wheeler accident lawyer will see what the driver did or did not do to cause injury or death.

We will then look to determine if the driver’s employer has any obligations. We will then look at the construction of the truck to see if mechanical faults caused the accident. We will continue until we remove all the layers of your case and identify all the parties involved.

We will work with medical professionals to get maximum compensation from all negligent parties and their insurance companies. We will be able to recover whatever loss we may need to help you recover and recover from lost salary, medical bills, loss of companionship, and an 18-wheeler accident.

After a catastrophic 18 wheeler accident, we at Carabin Shaw have the resources and the knowledge to make the most of it for you and your loved ones. (18 Wheeler Accident Lawyer San Antonio) For more information, call 210-222-2288 to schedule a free first consultation with our 18 Wheeler accident lawyer San Antonio.

What Does A 18 Wheeler Accident Lawyer San Antonio Do

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An 18 wheeler accident lawyer San Antonio is a legal professional specialized in the laws applicable to trucks in the event of an accident, understands personal injury laws, and has experience in dealing with legal disputes involving the same.

In other words, when you hire a San Antonio truck accident attorney, you are looking to potentially file a claim in regards to damages you suffered resulting from a truck accident or you may want the attorney to defend you against a claim.

Lawyers can specialize in many areas of the law.

If you are dealing with a truck accident, traffic collision with a big rig, or any type of truck, you’ll want to work with lawyers who have knowledge in the trucking laws, personal injury laws, and other relevant laws but also have experience dealing with matters involving 18 wheeler accidents.

This means that truck accident attorneys in San Antonio not only have the legal qualification to provide you with advice and representation but also handle cases primarily related to San Antonio truck accidents.

Why Hire An 18 Wheeler Accident Lawyer San Antonio

Getting into an accident with an 18 wheeler in San Antonio can be quite a devastating, scary, and dangerous experience.

A collision with a truck, big rig, or any type of truck can result in more destruction, injuries, and even fatalities, than a collision with another car.

If you get into an accident with a truck, you may want to contact a trucking truck accident in San Antonio today to better understand your legal rights and obligations.

In some cases, you may decide not to hire an attorney as the accident was relatively small, there may have been no damages, or you may want to handle the claim yourself.

In other cases, you will want to hire an 18 wheeler accident lawyer San Antonio to provide you with competent and qualified legal advice and representation.

The main reasons why you want to work with an 18 wheeler accident lawyer is to:

  • Get legal advice on your rights and obligations
  • Review the evidence to assess the merits of the case
  • Review and understand medical records
  • Review police reports
  • Find missing evidence or gaps in the case
  • Define a claim strategy
  • Deal with insurance companies and handle insurance claims
  • Draft and file a lawsuit to claim damages
  • Go to trial and handle a truck accident litigation

In case you are not sure if an attorney can help you or not, in many cases, the San Antonio truck accident attorneys will offer an initial consultation at no charge to you to evaluate your case.

Most accident claims must follow a specific process for the claim to be valid and admissible.

If you do not follow the required steps, you may lose your rights to compensation or reduce your chances of getting any settlement compensation.

You may want to contact a few lawyers and truck accident law firms in your area to speak with them and see how they can bring you value.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

What are the common causes of truck accidents in San Antonio?

Every year, countless drivers get into transportation accidents.

For many, they can walk away from the accident suffering property damage but being physically unharmed.

However, others may get into severe accidents that can potentially lead to deaths.

Here are the most common reasons why trucks get into accidents on the road:

  • Failure to look at their blind spot
  • Excessive loads
  • Driver fatigue
  • Reckless driving
  • Poor truck maintenance
  • Truck defective parts
  • Excessive speeding
  • Tire blowouts
  • Mechanical failures
  • Failure to obey traffic laws
  • Distracted driver
  • Texting while driving
  • Failure to keep a log of hours
  • Dangerous lane changes
  • Improper turns
  • Aggressive driving

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In some cases, the driver of the truck is at fault while in other cases, others may be at fault (like product manufacturers for defective parts).

If an accident results in personal injury or damages, you may have a personal injury claim to pursue.

You should call a 18 wheeler accident lawyer San Antonio to present the facts and seek legal guidance.

Where San Antonio Truck Accidents Occur The Most

Although you can have 18 wheeler accidents anywhere in San Antonio, you’ll often see accidents involving tractor trucks and big rigs in the highways and interstates in San Antonio.

You have Interstate 35 (the PanAm Expressway) where traffic flows from the North and South where many commercial trucks and vehicles pass through.

You then have Interstate 10 that runs through central San Antonio connecting East and West Texas.

Interstate 10 is often congested and truck drivers that are not careful can end up smashing into slow traffic at high speeds.

Then, there’s Interstate 37 being the main road used by commercial traffic to move between San Antonio and Corpus Christi in Texas.

The more trucks and commercial vehicles on the road, the more there are increased risks of an accident.

Finally, you have Loop 410 or the Connally Loop being a beltway around San Antonio where you have trucks, 18-wheelers, tractors, and big rigs moving around the town.

What To Do After A Truck Accident

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If you get into an accident with a truck in San Antonio, you must make sure that you follow certain steps to ensure that you protect your legal rights.

Keep in mind that under Texas laws, a negligent truck driver will need to compensate you for the damages and injuries you suffered.

If the driver has insurance, then you may be able to obtain compensation from the insurance company.

Nonetheless, following an accident with a truck, you must:

  • Call the police and file a police report
  • If you are injured or someone is injured, seek medical treatment immediately
  • Get the information of the other drivers involved in the accident
  • Get the information of any witnesses on the scene
  • Take pictures or videos of the scene of the accident
  • Obtain the other driver’s insurance information
  • Once you’ve got the medical attention that you need, you should collect all the evidence and documents relating to your case and consult with an 18-wheeler accident lawyer San Antonio to assess your legal options.

Common Types of Truck Accident Injuries

Unlike car accidents, truck accidents are generally more serious, may result in greater property damage, and potentially more serious injuries (even death).

Here are the most common types of truck accident injuries:

  • Brain trauma
  • Severe lacerations
  • Whiplash
  • Broken bones
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Disfigurement
  • Burns
  • Paralysis
  • Death
  • Disc injuries
  • Ligament injuries
  • Limb loss
  • Organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Wrongful death
  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia
  • Amputation
  • Nerve damage
  • This list is not exhaustive.

It’s important to consult with a good lawyer to assess the injuries suffered and see if you can pursue the at-fault party or any involved insurance company for compensation.

Damages Resulting From San Antonio Truck Accident
What are the damages that you can claim following a San Antonio truck accident?

By personal injury laws, generally speaking, a person is entitled to seek compensation to repair the damages suffered.

An injured driver or motorist can claim the following types of damages:

  • Economic damages
  • Non-economic damages
  • Punitive damages

Economic damages are damages awarded to reimburse the victim’s actual financial losses such as:

  • Medical bills
  • Vehicle repair costs or replacement costs
  • Lost wages
  • Transportation expenses
  • Medical equipment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Future medical bills

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Non-economic damages are damages awarded to a person to compensate him or her for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, anxiety, stress, loss of consortium, loss of companionship, or other types of non-financial damages.

Finally, in some extreme cases, punitive damages may be awarded to punish those drivers that acted in a socially irresponsible and reckless manner.

The assessment of damages in every case may be different and so there’s no cookie-cutter approach in evaluating how much each case will potentially be worth in damages.

Overall, a personal injury attorney is qualified to evaluate the case and assess how much damages you may get as fair compensation for the injuries suffered.

Who May Be At Fault

We immediately assume that a truck accident is naturally caused by the truck driver (this being a fair assumption).

However, in some cases, when the facts of the case are analyzed, you may find that other parties may be responsible for the accident.

When working with an 18 wheeler accident lawyer san antonio, you will be able to identify who may be at fault and seek compensation from the right party.

If you do not file a claim against the right person who may be at fault, you may lose a perfectly valid claim on such unfortunate technicalities.

Here are some of the parties that may be responsible or liable to compensate you for your damages:

  • The truck driver
  • The truck driver’s employer
  • The truck manufacturer
  • Truck parts manufacturers
  • The government

There are particular and unique statutes, laws, and regulations that may apply to trucks and truck drivers.

It’s important to have a good understanding of all the applicable laws to ensure that the right party is held accountable to compensate for your damages.

Truck Accident Statistics In Texas

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According to the Texas Department of Transportation, semi-trailers and tractor trucks accounted for nearly 25,000 accidents in Texas in 2017.

3,300 of the truck accidents resulted in injuries up to an including incapacitating injuries.

Unfortunately, 433 of such accidents resulted in at least one or more death or fatality.

There’s no doubt that trucks pose a significant risk on the road.

The more the population in Texas grows, the more the economy will grow, and the more you may see trucks and 18-wheelers on the road.

If you end up in an accident with a big truck, you may want to contact a San Antonio truck accident lawyer for guidance and legal support.

18 Wheeler Accident Lawyer San Antonio Takeaways
So there you have it, folks!

Getting into an accident with a large 18-wheeler can be very scary and dangerous.

In San Antonio, you have three major interstates where you see 18 wheelers quite often (I-35, I-37, and I-10).

Due to their sheer size, a San Antonio truck accident can lead to catastrophic injuries and cause significant devastation.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident, the most prudent thing to do is to immediately contact a 18 wheeler accident San Antonio or law firm to get legal advice and representation on your rights and obligations.

Whether you are the one claiming or a claim is filed against you, it’s important to know what are the legal steps to take following an accident with a big rig or truck.

In some cases, an accident is caused by the negligence of the driver (driver fatigue) but in other cases, it may be the fault of a third party (mechanical failures due to product defects).

Hiring the right attorney can make the difference between getting fair compensation or potentially nothing at all.

If you find an attorney with significant trial experience, a proven track record, and adequate resources to handle your claim, you will generally be in good hands.

Let’s look at a summary of our findings.

Why Call A 18 Wheeler Accident Lawyer San Antonio (Texas)

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If you have been involved in an 18 wheeler accident in San Antonio or know someone involved in such an accident, the best thing to do is to consult a San Antonio truck accident attorney for advice

truck accident can be quite complex and involve many parties, qualified San Antonio lawyers have the skills needed to adequately represent plaintiffs or defendants in the context of a truck accident lawsuit
There are different types of lawsuits that may be considered such as negligence lawsuit, product liability lawsuit, or wrongful death lawsuit

A person has suffered injuries in San Antonio TX may seek compensation for direct damages suffered (economic damages) along with the pain and suffering or mental anguish resulting from the accident (noneconomic damages)
It’s not mandatory to hire an 18-wheeler accident attorney but it may be worth consulting with one to get a better sense of the legal ramifications of a particular matter

Offshore Accident Attorney and 3 strong reasons why you need one

 

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Offshore Accident Attorney and why you need one

When we are working offshore can be exciting, but it can also be dangerous. No matter how many safety precautions you take, accidents and injuries are common and sometimes fatal.

When workers work Offshore they can experience devastating injuries caused by dangerous conditions on offshore platforms, crew boats, jack-up rigs, and tankers, and in the ocean itself. Workers often aren’t sufficiently trained and work long hours with few breaks, making the risk of injury even higher.

When a serious injury occurs in an offshore accident, it can be emotionally and financially devastating for the victim. It can also be hard to determine where to start when it comes to recovering damages from personal injury or wrongful death.

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Common Causes of Offshore Accidents

Offshore and oilfield accidents are often preventable. They can happen during basket transfers, line handling, vessel collisions, and diving operations. Many accidents are the same as you would encounter in many workplaces, such as equipment failures and slip-and-falls. But working offshore is a more high-risk workplace environment, it may lead to injury, resulting from a fire or explosion.

Despite the big budgets associated with the oil industry, there is sometimes very little training and oversight on an oil rig. This type of employer negligence can result in an unsafe working environment that leads to under qualified employees performing dangerous tasks that they aren’t properly trained for, resulting in serious injury.

Offshore accidents commonly lead to head trauma, spinal injuries, severed limbs, and other serious injuries.
These injuries are often specifically caused by:

Oil rig injuries

We workers are working on oil rigs use complex and cumbersome equipment to drill and perform other tasks.
Many workers are not properly trained on how to use the needed equipment, which increases the risk of offshore accidents caused by human error. Deck accidents

The deck of an oil rig can be a chaotic environment where frenzied workers must constantly be on high alert. Workers are surrounded by trip hazards, fall hazards, electrical hazards, crush hazards, and pinch point hazards. They can easily be struck by heavy equipment, slip on wet surfaces, or fall when the sudden lurch of the vessel causes them to lose their balance.

Equipment failure

When equipment on an offshore vessel fails, it can result in many severe injuries. Workers can be burned or electrocuted, crushed, and even lose limbs. Operating machinery on an oil rig requires a high level of caution to prevent injuries from occurring.

Fires and explosions

Fires and explosions are some of the most deadly causes of offshore accidents. They can happen as the result of improperly stored fuel, poorly maintained pipelines, or collisions between vessels. When there’s a fire, workers may have to jump off the rig into the ocean — often from a height of at least 100 feet.

Even though workers are typically trained in the proper way to jump, the stress of the situation may result in a jump that leads to severe injury or drowning. Accidents caused by fire and injury can lead to life-altering injuries and even the loss of an entire vessel.

Injuries also commonly occur on tugboats and barges. Damages in an Offshore Accident Case
An offshore accident can be devastating to you and your family.

You may have injuries that require extensive and ongoing medical attention and rehabilitation, leading to medical bills that seem to keep piling up. Or a family may have experienced a fatal accident that has caused endless pain and suffering. When you have also lost your main source of income, it can feel like you’ll never find relief.

An offshore accident attorney can help you determine the number of damages you may be able to recover and negotiate on your behalf to make sure you get the best recovery possible.

Your offshore accident attorney will make sure you have all the needed medical records and documentation to prove tangible costs associated with your injury. They will also show how your loss of wages affects you financially, and make sure any third parties are held responsible for their negligence. An offshore accident lawyer is always ready to fight for your rights at any time.

The incident may occur on a ship of some sort, an offshore platform, on a dock, or a helicopter transporting crew from and to land. You must hire a Houston offshore accident lawyer that will thoroughly investigate the claim to determine who is liable and what laws apply.

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Which law applies to an Offshore Accident?

There is a large body of state and federal law applying to offshore accident claims.

Longshoremen’s and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act

Under 43 United States Code, section 1333, subsection (b) and (c), Congress extended the Longshoremen’s and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act to cover employees other than “master members” of any crew or vessel who are working on the Outer Continental Shelf In the exploration and the development of natural resources.

This is what is known as the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act. It is effectively worker’s compensation for certain marine workers and many dock workers that are not otherwise covered by the Jones Act.

Jones Act

The Jones Act provides certain protections to workers on sea vessels which includes jack-up rigs and oil rigs that are not attached to the ocean floor such as floating oil rigs and drillships.

Under the Jones Act, it covers employees can recover from pain and suffering, disability, medical expenses, and lost wages. The worker’s offshore injury lawyer must show that the damages suffered were caused by the negligence of the employer.

It is considered a “featherweight burden” because you must only tilt the scales of justice in your favor by a featherweight to win. This gives the injured worker and his offshore accident attorney a major advantage.

Some accidents covered by the Jones Act are:

1. Oil Rig Accident
2. Oil Tanker Ship Accident
3. Drillship Accident
4. Cruise Ship Accident
5. Riverboat Accident
6. Barge Accident
7. Shrimp Boat Accident
8. Tug Boat Accident
9. Offshore Injury and State Personal Injury Law

Offshore injuries that do not fall under the above laws may be covered by state personal injury law.

Statute of Limitations In Offshore Accidents

The Statute of limitations is a deadline by which your injury lawsuit/claim must be filed or you lose the right to bring it. Offshore injuries may fall under different Federal and State laws, the statute of limitations may also vary.
You should consult an offshore injury lawyer immediately to determine your rights and limitations.

How Offshore Accident Attorney Can Be of Help?

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When an offshore worker gets injured, the company or insurance company might try to evade paying the entitled settlement, at times, they might try to play a trick of offering you less and giving you a signed document where you won’t have to come back for more. This is where the best attorney comes in to save the day.

The offer might look enticing since you are a newbie, settling for it will be a huge mistake on your part. This is why fighting to get your settlement yourself is wrong. An Offshore accident attorney knows when to call the shots, he or she knows the law to use to support your claims, how to get the necessary evidence, file a claim, guide you not to miss out on the law limitations guiding your claim, etc.

In a scenario where it gets handy, an offshore accident attorney can represent you in court if it becomes a trial issue. This is why you shouldn’t settle for an ordinary offshore accident, but the best offshore accident attorney who has years of experience, a record of past successes of cases similar to yours, etc.

Finding a best Offshore accident attorney

Finding a Best Offshore Accident Attorney might look a bit tedious if you don’t know the way, but it is not as hard as it looks, only if you are ready to follow through with every process.

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Tips to Guide you When Looking For The Best Offshore Accident Attorney

An attorney who is knowledgeable and has experience when it comes to legal conduct (Lawsuit),
An Attorney who knows everything about the federal, state, and international laws and pacts,
An attorney has sound judgment,
An attorney who knows both the maritime and court operation,
An attorney who is willing to go the miles for you irrespective of your location,
An attorney with a clean reputation, successful track record, and experience.

How To Find The Best Offshore Accident Attorney?

To find the best offshore accident attorney to represent you, you must be willing to put your hand, time, mouth, and leg to work. This is the only way to get the best.