GALVESTON — A Louisiana man who served as the captain of a ship operating off the coast of Texas is suing the owners of the vessel after he suffered injuries when he tripped over a piece of equipment allegedly left behind by a previous crew.
David Robling filed a lawsuit on Aug. 12 in the Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Fugro Geoservices, Inc., which owned the vessel, alleging the company failed to maintain safe conditions on the ship.
The suit alleges that the plaintiff tripped on the equipment on Jan. 6, which caused him to fall and sustain serious and disabling injuries.
The plaintiff further alleges that these injuries were due to the gross negligence of the defendant, who failed to maintain the ship and its equipment in a safe and reasonable state of repair, and failed to warn the plaintiff of known and existing hazards, among other complaints.
Robling is seeking additional disability financial support in terms of medical care and maintenance, as well as payment for court costs and general damages. He is represented by Francis I. Spagnoletti, of Spagnoletti & Co. in Houston.
Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 3:15-cv-00216