Jones Act Lawsuit Filed

by | Jul 6, 2023 | Civil litigation, Maritime Law

Spagnoletti Law Firm recently filed suit on behalf of a Jones Act seaman who was injured while working on the JOREE.  During the incident, the Plaintiff was attempting to tie two barges together.  As a result of two much slack in the line he was using, the Plaintiff slipped and fell, sustaining serious injuries as a result.  The lawsuit brings claims against Weber Marine, the owner of the JOREE, and SEACOR Marine and SEACOR Marine Payroll Management arising out of the incident.  The lawsuit alleges that the Defendants were negligent in:

(a) failing to maintain the vessel and her appurtenances and/or equipment in a safe and reasonable state of repair;
(b) failing to take reasonable precautions for Plaintiff’s safety;
(c) failing to adequately train the crew of the vessel;
(d) failing to provide the crew with proper equipment to perform their jobs;
(e) failing to implement adequate safety protocols and measures to ensure the safety of the crew;
(f) failing to oversee the work performed by the vessel’s crew;
(g) failing to adequately crew the vessel;
(h) failing to perform adequate safety meetings and job safety analyses to identify and minimize the risk to Plaintiff and others; and
(i) failing to provide Plaintiff with a reasonably safe place to work.

The injured Plaintiff is represented by Marcus R. Spagnoletti and Eric J. Rhine.

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 experienced maritime attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights under the Jones Act. 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.