Drawing upon Doyle Dennis LLP’s years of successfully representing Jones Act seamen, crewmembers, and offshore workers, Doyle Dennis LLP recently filed suit against Centerline Logistic Corporation, which was formerly known as Harley Marine Gulf, LLC in Houston, Texas. The case is now pending in the 281st District Court of Harris County, Texas.
The suit arises under specific United States maritime and admiralty laws that are designed to protect injured crewmembers and seaman. The types of crewmembers covered by these laws include crewmembers on supply boats, offshore rigs, crew boats, seismic vessels, tugboats, barges, container vessels, cruise ships, and various other offshore vessels. Lawyers with experience in this specialized area of law are necessary to determine the legal rights under the Jones Act and general maritime law. Doyle Dennis LLP’s lawyers have years of experience in successfully handling and taking these cases to trial. In addition, Doyle Dennis’s lawyers have experience in aggressively pursuing vessel owners and employers to obtain substantial settlements for their clients.
This specific case was brought under the “Jones Act” (46 U.S.C. § 688) and the general maritime law of the United States of America. This suit seeks to collect a legal debt and damages due and owing Doyle Dennis LLP’s client due to the negligence of his Jones Act employer, Centerline Logistics, and the negligence and unseaworthiness of Centerline Logistics’ vessels the M/V ALAMO and its crew, on or about May 30, 2018, in inland waters outside of this state; and M/V TRIGGER and its crew, on or about August 29, 2019, in the inland waters of Texas in Harris County, Texas; and on or about January 19, 2020, onboard M/V BUTTERCUP in the inland waters of Texas, directly contributing to serious he suffered. On or about May 30, 2018, Centerline Logistics’ vessel, M/V ALAMO, with insufficient assigned crew, Doyle Dennis LLP’s client sustained injuries to his spine and body generally while attempting to in awkward configurations remove dozens of heavy buckets. After his return to work, on or about August 29, 2019, the seaman suffered a new or aggravation injury when he was assigned to work with insufficient equipment, including improperly maintained and tangled lines and hoses, and insufficient manpower to carry out the assigned tasks with the current and other conditions, onboard M/V TRIGGER, resulting in a new or aggravation injury to his lumbar spine and body generally. After his return to work, on or about January 19, 2020, this crewmember suffered a new or aggravation injury when he was assigned to work with insufficient equipment and insufficient manpower to carry out the assigned tasks with the current and other conditions, onboard M/V BUTTERCUP, resulting in a new or aggravation injury to his lumbar spine and body generally. Centerline Logistics did not properly supervise or train the crew, failed to properly man the vessels, failed to provide adequate equipment, and was generally negligently operating the vessels causing Doyle Dennis LLP’s client to suffer injuries.
Doyle Dennis’s client was employed by Centerline Logistics as a tankerman and assigned to work on its fleet of vessels. Under general maritime law, admiralty law, the Jones Act, and the duty to provide a seaworthy vessel, the suit seeks lost earning capacity, past and future medical expenses, past and future pain and mental anguish, physical impairment damages, and disfigurement damages.