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In our blog, we post stories on legal issues that are receiving a lot of current attention in the media and in legal circles.


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4/19/2014
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How Safe Are Our Seamen on Foreign Waters?

Could simple safety precautions strengthen safety on overseas vessels? At VB Attorneys, we know our seamen need every kind of protection on the water.

Category: Jones Act & Injuries at Sea

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4/18/2014
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Rippling Global Costs When Ship Owners Ignore Pirate Safety

The costs of piracy affect the direct victims and the world when ship owners and operators fail to take appropriate anti-piracy action in high-risk areas.

Category: Pirate Attacks

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4/17/2014
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Don’t Give Up With an Initial Offer for Your Accident Injury

The initial settlement offered to you by the insurance company may not cover the true cost of your injuries. Do accident victims really have to settle for less?

Category: Car Accidents

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4/12/2014
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Acts and Incidents That Make Up Modern-Day Piracy

Modern-day pirate attacks present many threats to crews, but what acts and incidents are even considered “piracy” in the modern day?

Category: Pirate Attacks

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4/10/2014
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Overlapping Responsibility for Negligence in Jones Act Claims

A confusing network of responsible parties can make navigating your Jones Act claim difficult from the first step, but our experienced team can help.

Category: Jones Act & Injuries at Sea

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4/8/2014
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Brian Warns Crew of Injuries After Houston Oil Spill

The oil spill in Houston't ship channel has an obvious impact to the environment, but the crew aboard the vessels are at a very high risk of injury.

Category: Jones Act & Injuries at Sea

4/7/2014
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Intoxicated Driver of 18-Wheeler Crashed, Killed Houston Man

The driver of an 18-wheeler that ran a red light, killing a Houston-area man, was found to be intoxicated. He was arrested and taken into custody at the scene.

Category: Truck & 18 Wheeler Cases

4/5/2014
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You Are Not Alone After a Pirate Attack

After the unimaginable trauma of being taken hostage in a pirate attack, it isn’t easy to know how to ask for help. But that doesn’t mean you’re alone.

Category: Pirate Attacks

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4/5/2014
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C-Retriever Captain Still Struggles Five Months After Attack

Five months after being taken hostage by Nigerian pirates, the captain of the C-Retriever is ready to speak out about the reality of piracy in West Africa.

Category: Pirate Attacks

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4/5/2014
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How Families Are Injured When a Loved One Is Hurt in a Pirate Attack

Although the injury may be hard to quantify, the families of victims suffer alongside their loved ones after pirate attacks on unprotected vessels.

Category: Pirate Attacks

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4/3/2014
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Waiting to Report Your Railroad Injury Could Be Held Against You

Waiting even a short time to report your railroad injury could be held against you, which is another reason why you should file an injury report immediately.

Category: Railroad Injury & FELA

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3/26/2014
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Shipping Companies Can’t Rely on Naval Enforcement in Pirate Attacks

The threat of pirate attacks has become less risky in some areas due to naval enforcement, but your crew can't exclusively rely on this safety measure.

Category: Pirate Attacks

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3/24/2014
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How Families Are Compensated After a Drunk Driving Accident

How are families compensated after a drunk-driving accident? While criminal cases often get publicity, it usually involves a fight with insurance companies.

Category: Car Accidents

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3/18/2014
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The Long-Term Effects of Modern-Day Pirate Attacks

We often hear about the injuries and deaths suffered in pirate attacks, but we rarely hear about what crew members and their families go through when it’s done.

Category: Pirate Attacks

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3/17/2014
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Injured Seafarers May Not Realize the Toll on Their Mental Health

Coping with the aftermath of a serious accident at sea can be hard on a person’s mental and emotional wellbeing, but it’s not always clear when to seek help.

Category: Jones Act & Injuries at Sea

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3/13/2014
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Channel 25 News reports on Baylor stadium death lawsuit

This TV station in Waco ran a story on the filing of the wrongful death lawsuit arising out of the death at Baylor stadium.

Category: Baylor Stadium Death Lawsuit

3/13/2014
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Waco Tribune reports on filing of death lawsuit against Baylor et al.

The family of the construction worker who drowned while working at McLane Stadium has filed a lawsuit in Harris County, Texas.

Category: Baylor Stadium Death Lawsuit

3/10/2014
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Why Cargo Ships Can’t Rely on Navy Intervention in Pirate Attacks

Some vessels don’t provide security measures against pirate attacks, instead relying on military intervention in dangerous areas—but it’s not always enough.

Category: Pirate Attacks

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3/5/2014
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Crews at Risk: Oil Piracy Increases in the Gulf of Guinea

West African piracy in the Gulf of Guinea is an increasing problem, and crews on oil vessels may be especially at risk for pirate attacks. Is your crew safe?

Category: Pirate Attacks

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3/5/2014
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Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Report a Railroad Injury

Although you may be tempted to brush off an injury, you could wreck your chances of receiving compensation if you wait too long to report what happened.

Category: Railroad Injury & FELA

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3/3/2014
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Returning to a “New Normal” After a Texas Work Injury

Not every worker is able to fully recover after a work accident. Find out how to cope with returning to a “new normal” after you are injured at work in Texas.

Category: Work Related Accidents

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2/28/2014
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Brian Discusses 27-Year Old Camera Assistant Killed in Georgia

A freight train surprised the crew filming a movie in Georgia. A 27-year old woman was killed and 7 others were sent to area hospitals due to their injuries.

Category: Railroad Injury & FELA

2/27/2014
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Houston Area Hosts Championship Cook Off and Mardi Gras This Weekend

This weekend brings many reasons to celebrate in the Houston area with the World Championship BBQ Cook Off and Mardi Gras.

Category: Car Accidents

2/26/2014
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Judge hits Moran Towing for multi-millions for tugboat death

A federal judge has awarded the family of a tugboat deckhand multiple millions of dollars against Moran Towing.

Category: General

2/26/2014
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Are Modern-Day Pirate Attacks an Unpreventable Hazard?

Employers may argue that you can’t prevent or predict pirate attacks, but does that mean they can send crews into high-risk waters without protection?

Category: Pirate Attacks

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