Walter Jackson was tragically killed on an offshore platform in the Gulf of Mexico.
The platform owner Talos ERT, LLC was ordered by the federal government to remove corroded piping on the cellar deck. Important safety rules were ignored, and Walter Jackson, who was working as a contractor on the project, paid for the platform owner’s recklessness with his life.
The companies and their lawyers did everything possible to try to avoid responsibility, including blaming our deceased client. The company insisted that we would lose the case at trial and, committed to paying our client as little as possible, refused to offer more than $400,000 to settle the case.
Maritime Lawyers – Zach McFarlane and Justin Warner – along with the help of Marla Medina, fought back, rejected the insulting settlement offer, and took the case to trial, where a Western District of Louisiana jury awarded our client $7,588,000.
We’re honored and proud to have had the opportunity to represent Ms. Jackson and get her the justice and closure she deserves.