Ben Hart Apr. 25, 2014, 11:55am

A Galveston County man is suing after he was injured in a boating accident.

Jason Woods filed a lawsuit April 15 in the Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Saipem America Inc., citing negligence. 

Woods claims the defendant stretched a one-inch cable across a waterway on March 30, blocking access of Pier 37 in the Port of Galveston.

According to the suit, the cable was too small to see, and the defendant failed to mark it, causing the plaintiff's boat to collide with the cable. Woods claims he suffered injuries to his back, neck, groin, shoulders, arms, legs and other parts of his body and damage to his boat.

Woods is seeking damages in an amount within the jurisdictional limits, interest and court costs.

He is being represented by Houston attorneys Sean E. O'Rourke and Nicholas Simon of Simon-O'Rourke P.C.

Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case No. 14-CV-0444


This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Galveston Division Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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