Doyle LLP vs. Disney Cruise Vacations Inc. & Standard Marine and Ship Repair, LLC.
On December 12, 2016, Doyle LLP Trial Lawyers filed suit against Disney Cruise Vacations Inc. and Standard Marine and Ship Repair, LLC. The suit was filed in Hidalgo County District Court, in Edinburg, Texas.
The suit was brought under the Jones Act and maritime law due to injuries suffered by Doyle LLP’s client on or about April 18, 2016. Doyle LLP’s client was working as a crewmember on the cruise ship Disney Magic. On the date of the incident, Doyle LLP’s client was assigned to work on grinding a bolt on the ceiling of the vessel. Due to improper maintenance of the vessel, improper tools, and inadequate safety equipment, he suffered a serious injury.
Under the Jones Act and general maritime law, Doyle LLP’s client has alleged that the Disney Magic was unseaworthy and that Standard Marine and Ship Repair and Disney Cruise Vacations were negligent under the Jones Act and general maritime law.
The Jones Act is a special statute that protects seamen, also known as crewmembers, from negligence. It requires an employer and vessel owner to provide a safe work place and a properly maintained vessel. Under the Jones Act, Doyle LLP’s client is entitled to seek compensation for lost wages, medical bills, mental anguish, pain and suffering, and impairment.
Doyle LLP Trial Lawyers has years of experience in offshore injury and Jones Act cases. If you or someone you know has suffered an offshore injury, Doyle LLP can provide you with advice on your rights under maritime law and the Jones Act. In order to preserve your legal rights, call us without delay at (888) 571-1001.