Louisiana Offshore Worker Rendered Paraplegic: $15 Million Settlement

Recently, Kirk Guidry and Randy Piedrahita of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana maritime law firm of Dué Guidry Piedrahita Andrews Courrege L.C., obtained one of the largest (if not the largest) settlements for a paraplegic in Louisiana history. In Wooley v. Longnecker, No. 106577E, 17th JDC, Parish of Lafourche, Mr. Wooley was injured when a load shifted on an offshore debris barge, crushing his spine at his midsection. Suit was filed against the numerous corporations in charge of the offshore project, who blamed each other and Mr. Wooley for his injuries. Shortly before trial, Kirk and Randy negotiated a $15,000,000.00 settlement for Mr. Wooley, a substantial amount for an injury of this tragic nature.