Gene Johnson Sep. 25, 2015, 1:55pm


Three Orleans Parish residents, who were also deckhands, are suing their former boat captain and demanding a jury trial for injuries allegedly suffered during a crash on waters near Plaquemines Parish.

Son Tran, Phuong Tran and Tuan Tran filed a lawsuit Sept. 8 in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana against the boat captain, Phuong Tran, DeQueen Inc. and the fishing vessel DeQueen, claiming the seaman failed to avoid a fixed obstacle in the Southwest Pass while navigating recklessly and failing to observe due caution.

According to the complaint, on or about Sept. 8, 2012, the DeQueen, a large fishing vessel, collided with an object in the Southwest Pass with the impact throwing the three deckhands about and caused them personal injuries.

The former deckhands are seeking compensation for past physical pain, past medical expenses, disability, past lost wages, future lost wages as well as future physical pain, suffering and discomfort.

Son Tran, Phuong Tran and Tuan Tran are being represented by Anh Quang Cao and Ryan Beasley of the Cao Law Firm in Harvey.

U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana case number 2:15-cv-04166-LMA-MBN

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