A U.S. seaman is suing Marquette Transportation Co. Offshore following an accident onboard one of its vessels.

Timothy Lambert filed a lawsuit Aug. 3 in Galveston federal court against Marquette Transportation Co. Offshore LLC, alleging negligence.

The complaint states that Lambert was employed by Marquette as a seaman onboard the marine vessel Layla Renee, deployed on inland waters off Louisiana.

According to the complaint, on June 15, while aiding the vessel in accomplishing its mission, Lambert slipped and fell down unlit stairs, sustaining serious injuries to his neck, back, arms, knees, shoulder, head, and other body parts due to the defendant's negligence and the vessel's unseaworthiness.

According to the complaint, Lambert's earning capacity has severely diminished if not been eliminated altogether, he has suffered severe pain and discomfort, physical impairment, mental anguish, and distress, and he has incurred substantial medical and pharmaceutical costs.

Lambert seeks damages, plus court costs and attorney fees.

He is represented by Kurt B. Arnold and J. Kyle Findley of Arnold & Itkin LLP in Houston.

Case number cv-0074792

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