Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and another attorney from Arnold & Itkin filed suit on behalf of an injured Jones Act seaman against Fugro-McClelland arising out of the sinking of the RV Seaprobe. Despite the years of notice, Fugro continually failed to properly maintain the vessel which subsequently led to the eventual sinking. The RV Seaprobe was located just 150 miles off of the Alabama coast when it sunk, requiring the many crew members aboard to be rescued by the Coast Guard. This victim sustained physical injuries from this accident, and is currently suffering from immense psychological injuries as well from the sinking accident. The Jones Act injured seaman case is currently pending in Jefferson County, Texas.
Unfortunately, offshore injuries are a common occurrence for workers and in many cases they are caused by accidents that could have been preventable. The failure to perform proper maintenance in a vessel is not unheard of and after many years of warnings to make the changes, the vessel sunk as a result. Due to the negligent and careless acts of the Fugro-McClelland company, many seamen were placed into a left threatening situation, and had the Coast Guard not arrived in time could have cost them their futures. While physical injuries are an obvious result of a sinking vessel, psychological damages are as well. The threat of a sinking ship and the fear of drowning can lead to many years of fear and paranoia of the water, ultimately resulting in a loss of the enjoyment of life.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a similar Jones Act injury, do not hesitate in contacting a trusted Houston offshore injury attorney at Arnold & Itkin LLP. Our firm is dedicated to providing the legal representation that wrongfully injured victims deserve, and we will help you fight for the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering. In just the last 3 years our firm has had the privilege of recovering over $500 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients, and we want to offer that same legal service to you, too! Contact us today for more information!