The Baltimore Bridge Accident And Its Impacts

It goes without saying that major disasters of any kind can lead to lifelong, negative impacts for several parties involved. Though we may make efforts to maintain safety and follow regulations, not every accident appears preventable, and sometimes it may only take mere minutes for disaster to set in. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX catastrophic injury attorneys discuss the Baltimore bridge incident that took place this month and look at the impacts and repercussions of such a catastrophe.

What Happened?

As you may or may not be aware, the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore collapsed shortly after a cargo ship called Dali lost power and struck the bridge on Tuesday, March 26 just after midnight. Several construction workers were actively filling potholes on the bridge when it collapsed, sending the individuals into the water. Since the incident, two bodies have been recovered while four more are presumed dead. 

What We Know

With the ship measuring 980 feet in length, the effects of this disaster are monumental. As a result, the search for the remaining four individuals has been paused in an effort to clear dangerous debris and hazardous materials that were aboard the ship. The National Transportation Safety Board is currently leading the investigation into the cause of the incident, which could take up to 12 to 24 months to complete.

How a Catastrophic Injury Attorney Can Help

In major catastrophes that result from negligence or carelessness, a catastrophic injury attorney can help victims’ families obtain appropriate compensation for pain and suffering. The NTSB investigation has already raised questions about potential safety issues related to the vessel, including potential warning alarms that indicated the ship may not have been seaworthy before it left port.  Depending on the ultimate conclusions reached during the investigations that are proceeding, the owner and operator of the ship could be held liable for the wrongful death of those presumed dead and the economic damages incurred by the City of Baltimore.

Call Our Office

It is truly a tragedy that occurred at the Francis Scott Key bridge on Tuesday, and though there is much uncertainty in the air about the cause of the accident, the investigation for answers is currently underway. Contact Crain Brogdon LLP in Dallas, TX by calling (214) 522-9404 for a free consultation and learning more about your legal options in the event of a catastrophic disaster.


Attorney Quentin Brogdon

Quentin Brogdon has over thirty years of experience and expertise in the field of personal injury trial law. He is board certified in both personal injury trial law and civil trial advocacy. Quentin has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating. This rating reflects an attorney’s ethics and abilities according to reviews from fellow attorneys. [ Attorney Bio ]

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