Lawsuit Filed Against Kirby Inland Marine for Jones Act Seaman

by | Jan 11, 2021 | Civil litigation, Maritime Law, Personal Injury

Spagnoletti Law Firm recently filed suit on behalf of a Jones Act seaman who was injured while working for Kirby Inland Marine.  The worker was injured when attempting to board the vessel while it was at Kirby’s dock.  Unfortunately, he slipped and sustained significant physical injuries.  He now requires substantial medical treatment through no fault of his own.

The lawsuit alleges that Kirby Inland Marine committed the following acts of negligence:

(a) failing to provide safe ingress on to the vessel; (b) failing to maintain the vessel and her appurtenances and/or equipment in a safe and reasonable state of repair; (c) failing to take reasonable precautions for Plaintiff’s safety; and, (d) failing to provide Plaintiff with a reasonably safe place to work.

The Plaintiff is represented by Spagnoletti Law Firm attorneys Marcus Spagnoletti and Eric J. Rhine.

It goes without saying that a safe maritime company must provide safe ingress onto their vessels.  This is one of the most basic duties that a maritime company owes to its employees and passengers.  As a result, safe maritime companies must exercise precaution to ensure that their vessels may be safely boarded.  When employers fail to do this, catastrophic injuries can result.

Spagnoletti Law Firm has previously filed sued against Kirby Inland Marine on behalf of Jones Act seaman.  In August 2020, our firm previously filed suit on behalf of a seaman who was injured while obeying the Captain’s instructions to throw a line onto a barge.

Our attorneys have extensive experience in maritime personal injury litigation and the skills needed to represent seamen who have been seriously injured as a result of the negligence of another party. Spagnoletti Law Firm has lawyers admitted to practice in Texas, Florida and New York, and has handled maritime lawsuits throughout the country.  The firm has filed and litigated numerous lawsuits against Kirby Inland Marine arising out of vessel accidents.

The experienced and aggressive maritime attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was a victim of a vessel fire or explosion. There are strict and short time limits on making claims related to vessel accidents, so please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or to learn more about your rights.