Doyle Dennis LLP recently filed suit against Centerline Logistics Corp. a/k/a Harley Marine (“Centerline”) in the US District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, in an action for damages in tort.
On or about May 10, 2022, Doyle Dennis LLP’s client, a cargo inspector and citizen of Puerto Rico, attempted to utilize a ladder established as the means of boarding the vessel. However, the ladder was improperly secured by Centerline’s crew. As a result of this safety issue and the general unseaworthiness of the vessel, Doyle Dennis LLP’s client fell and suffered serious personal injuries.
Doyle Dennis LLP’s client brought this cause of action against Centerline in order to recover the damages suffered due to emotional and physical injuries and other economic damages suffered and endured by him as a consequence of the negligent acts of Centerline. Centerline established unsafe means of egress/ingress to its vessel owned and operated by Centerline. The case was brought under the General Maritime Law, or in the alternative (or in supplementation to the general maritime law), under the law of Puerto Rico, since Doyle Dennis LLP’s client’s injuries occurred in the territorial waters of Puerto Rico.
Doyle Dennis LLP has significant experience in representing maritime workers who have been injured due to their employer’s negligence. If you are a maritime worker who has been injured on the job due to your employer’s negligence, call Doyle Dennis LLP today for a free consultation.