Personal Injury and Maritime Law Firm in Houston, Texas

VB Attorneys

VB Attorneys
6363 Woodway Dr.
Suite 400

Houston, Texas 77057

Phone(713) 224-7800 or(877) 724-7800
Fax (713) 224-7801

E-mail  Contact Brian Beckcom

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Law Firm Overview

The Houston law firm of VB Attorneys handles serious job injuries covered by workers’ compensation, Jones Act and offshore injury claims, and Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) cases.
In addition, they represent victims of Texas car accidents, truck and eighteen wheeler accidents, bus accidents, dangerous product injuries, and other personal injury cases as well as wrongful death suits.

Vuk Vujasinovic and Brian Beckcom founded VB Attorneys, in 2004. Both attorneys started their law careers working for large, international law firms where they learned first-hand how large corporations and insurance companies defend and prosecute major lawsuits. Armed with that knowledge, they started their own personal injury firm in order to represent families and individuals and provide them with the same level of service the large companies get.

Their legal team is skilled and experienced—they have over 45 years of collective experience handling injury cases—and have recovered over $100 million on their clients’ cases. If you have been injured by the negligence or carelessness of another party, you owe it to yourself to contact VB Attorneys, a Houston law firm routinely selected as one of the best personal injury firms in the United States.

Year this Office was Established: 2004

Languages: Spanish, English

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Burns & Smoke Inhalation; BP Benzene Exposure; Offshore Oil Rig Accident; Deckhand Injury; Tugboat Accidents; Diver Accident; Cruise Ship Injuries; Longshoreman Claims; International Maritime Injury Claims; BP Oil Spill Injury Claims; Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits; Defective Knee and Hip Replacement Devices

Areas of Law Description

Jones Act & Offshore Injury Cases - The United States government enacted the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, also known as the Jones Act. This federal law regulates maritime commerce on U.S. waters and between U.S. ports and includes provisions that protect the rights of seamen. Under the law, injured seamen can obtain damages from their employers for the negligence of the vessel owner, the captain, or other crewmembers. They can also file a claim against the vessel owner if a boat is not seaworthy or the owner is somehow negligent. 

Car Accident Cases - Car accident injuries occur when a car collides with another motor vehicle, pedestrian, or immobile object. These injuries can be quite serious and cause severe injuries, emotional vast distress, permanent disabilities, and even death. If the accident was caused by the negligence of another party, the victim may sue for damages such as medical bills, lost work, and even pain and suffering.

Truck & 18 Wheeler Cases - Truck accident injuries occur when an eighteen-wheeler or other large commercial truck is involved in a collision with another motor vehicle. Trucks are extremely heavy and can cause great damage to smaller vehicles in addition to severely injuring their occupants. Accident victims may be able to sue for damages if the accident was due to the negligence or carelessness of the truck driver.

Bus Accidents - Bus accident injuries occur when a bus collides with another motor vehicle. Buses are extremely heavy and may severely damage a smaller vehicle and injure the occupants. Passengers inside a bus are also prone to serious injuries because they can be tossed around inside the bus. Passengers on a bus or in a car that was hit by a bus may be able to sue for damages if the accident was caused by the negligence of another party.

Work-Related Accidents - When workers are injured on the job, they are often covered—for medical expenses, lost wages, and other benefits—by Workers’ Compensation. Marine workers such as seamen, longshoremen, and harbor workers in addition to other offshore employees are covered by maritime law and the Jones Act. In all cases, when workers file an injury claim, employers may choose to deny the claim. Workers may need the assistance of an attorney to help them appeal the claim and fight for the benefits they deserve.

Neck & Back Injury Cases - Serious neck and back injuries can occur in any number of ways. Many times, these types of injuries are sustained in car accidents, truck accidents, and slip and fall accidents. They are also common work-related injuries and occur in a variety of settings including the maritime industry where longshoremen and other offshore employees do heavy physical work. Neck and back injuries can be painful and debilitating and can include loss of mobility and paralysis. If the accident was caused by the negligent acts of another party, the victim may be able to sue for damages.

Wrongful Death Claims - A wrongful death suit is one that occurs when a person is killed due to the carelessness or negligence of another party. Wrongful death claims can be especially complicated when a maritime worker—a shoreside or seafaring employee—is killed on the job. In all cases, family survivors are devastated emotionally and financially and may make a legal claim for damages.

Brain Injury Claims - Brain injuries can occur from many different types of accidents including car accidents, eighteen-wheeler accidents, slip and fall accidents, and work-related accidents. Brain injuries can be extremely serious and leave the victim severely physically, emotionally, and intellectually handicapped or in a coma. Victims may be entitled to compensation if they were injured due to the negligence of another.

Burn Injury Claims - Severe burn injuries are personal injuries that may be caused in a variety of ways including car accidents, eighteen-wheeler accidents, bus accidents, or use of a dangerous product. Fires may cause property damage and destruction, severe burns and scarring, or death. Victims of a fire or burn injury may sue for damages such as medical expenses, lost work, and pain and suffering.

FELA and Railroad Injury - Instead of traditional workers’ compensation, the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) covers railroad employees and their families. FELA is a United States federal law that protects and compensates engineers, brakemen, switchmen, and other railroad employees hurt on the job. Under FELA, you must show negligence to win your case.

Dangerous Products & Goods - Consumers assume that the products they purchase are safe. Dangerous products are ones that cause injury or harm—even when used as intended by the manufacturer under normal conditions. Defective products may include items like baby products, toys, electronics, medication, medical devices, automobiles, and household appliances. Manufacturers, sellers, and distributors may be held accountable for dangerous products and sued for damages.

Serious Offshore Injury Cases - A serious offshore injury is one that prevents an offshore worker from working for a long time due to the severity of the injury. The injury may be so severe that the worker can never work again and may include spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, burns, and amputations. Maritime work can be quite dangerous and those injured due to the carelessness or negligence of another party may sue for financial compensation.

Offshore Oil Rig Injuries - Working on an offshore oil rig, platform, semi-submersible, jack-up rig, floating spar, or some other sort of oil and gas production vessel can be very dangerous and workers can be seriously injured in any number of ways. Those injured due to the carelessness or negligence of another party may sue for financial compensation such as medical care, lost wages, job retraining, and pain and suffering.


Brian Beckcom Mr. Brian Beckcom
Founding Partner
Accident, Admiralty and Maritime, Back and Neck Injury, Boating Accident, Brain Injury


Curtis Bickers Curtis J Bickers
Back and Neck Injury, Brain Injury, Burn Injuries, Bus Accidents, Car Accident

Sean Cichowski Sean Cichowski
Back and Neck Injury, Brain Injury, Burn Injuries, Bus Accidents, Car Accident

Kenneth Fenelon Kenneth Fenelon
Back and Neck Injury, Brain Injury, Burn Injuries, Bus Accidents, Car Accident

Vuk Vujasinovic Mr. Vuk S Vujasinovic
Founding Partner
Back and Neck Injury, Brain Injury, Burn Injuries, Bus Accidents, Car Accident


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If you have been hurt in an offshore accident, you may be hesitant to file a maritime injury claim. Many workers fear that they will be blackballed for doing so. If you fall into this group, you need to read this article.

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