Marine worker sues after sustaining injury

By Melody Dareing | Apr 7, 2014

A marine worker is suing a vessel owner claiming he sustained injuries during work.

William Snipes Jr. filed a lawsuit March 25 in the Galveston County District Court against Thomas Marine Launch Services LLC, citing negligence.

The lawsuit states Snipes was working on a vessel named Donny Jr. on March 4, when a wave knocked a ladder away, causing him to hang on to avoid a fall. He sustained injuries to his arm, shoulder, neck and other parts of his body, the complaint states.

Snipes is seeking actual and exemplary damages in excess of the minimum jurisdictional amount of the court, pre and post-judgment interest, plus court costs.

He is being represented by Anthony G. Buzbee of the Buzbee Law Firm.

Galveston County District Court Case No. 14-CV-0352


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

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