I was working on the Mississippi River as a deckhand when we were collided with by an upbound vessel pushing 40 barges. I was in the galley at the time of the collision. Our boat sank in seconds, but I was lucky enough to escape before it went down.
I was the only survivor.
My three crewmates died. I was in shock, hurt, scared and didn’t know what the future was for me and my family.
I hired George Vourvoulias and he went to work right away. He listened to my story and he came up with a plan on how to deal with the insurance companies and the big boat owners. It was complicated because there were lots of different companies blaming each other and blaming my crew for the collision. The boat owners were trying to get out of having to pay. George’s plan worked and he was able to get a settlement that covered me for the rest of my life since I cannot work on boats anymore.