Louie Torres Apr. 8, 2016, 1:03pm


NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana tankerman is suing a marine towing company, alleging negligence led to his suffering injuries.

Allen S. Pearson Jr. filed a complaint March 31 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Blessey Marine Service Inc. alleging negligence in that the marine towing company crew improperly navigated their vessel.

According to the complaint, on Feb. 29, 2016, Pearson injured his lower back when the vessel he was working on collided with its tow. The plaintiff alleges the defendant operated the vessel improperly, particularly the crew as the wheelman and deck lookout failed to see the potential hazard.

The suit says the plaintiff suffered physical pain and suffering, mental and emotional pain and permanent disability.

Pearson seeks $2 million, plus interest, all court cost and any further relief the court grants. He is represented by attorneys Berney L. Strauss, Rhett E. King and Sarah A. Lowman of Strauss & King APLC in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-02661-MVL-JCW

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