Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and the personnel responding to this horrible tragedy. 

The Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore collapsed on March 26th when, according to media reports and video, a container ship lost control and crashed into a support column of the bridge. The impact caused the bridge to crumble, sending many vehicles into the water. At this time, some individuals have been rescued, while many others are unaccounted for, and rescue teams continue to search for victims.

Container ship operators have a responsibility to exercise care when entering and exiting ports, navigating vehicle and pedestrian bridges, and other obstacles they may encounter. 

The Cochran Firm has extensive experience assisting victims of serious, large-scale disasters, such as this. 

The Cochran Firm has considerable experience navigating maritime litigation when international businesses are involved. The Cochran Firm has secured multimillion dollar recoveries on behalf of a family and estate of a passenger aboard a cruise ship, and on behalf of a client who needed multiple surgeries after falling from an elevated platform of a semi-submersible drilling rig.

The Cochran Firm DC was a member of the plaintiff’s steering committee for the victims of the deadly 2009 Fort Totten Metro crash that took the lives of several innocent victims. 

The Cochran Firm DC also represented individuals trapped in a smoke-filled metro train in L’Enfant Plaza in 2015. 

If you or a loved one has been affected in the Baltimore Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse, The Cochran Firm can assist you in this terrible and difficult time. Our extensive experience in maritime and mass disaster litigation means that we understand that these events are devastating for the families affected, and we will treat you with the care you deserve through every step of the process.