River Accident Lawyer – Protecting Your Rights
Working on a river can be a risky way to make a living. Whether you work on a barge, tug boat, dredge or any other type of commercial vessel, you run the risk of suffering a life-altering injury every day.
If you have been injured in a river accident the Willis Law Firm can help. We represent workers and other individuals nationwide who have been seriously hurt in all types of maritime accidents, including river accidents. We understand how serious and traumatic these accidents can be and we are committed to helping workers across the nation receive the compensation they need to recover from their injuries.
We represent workers who have been injured on any of the nation’s rivers and waterways, including:
- Mississippi River (Upper & Lower). The Mississippi River is the fourth largest river system in the world. The river flows through ten states: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana
- Ohio River. Beginning at the meeting of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and flowing to Cairo, Illinois, the Ohio River stretches 981 miles long. The Ohio River borders or passes through six states: West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois.
- Tennessee River. Stretching approximately 652 miles, the Tennessee River is located in the southeastern United States. The river begins near Knoxville, Tennessee at the confluence of the Holston and French Broad rivers where it flows southwest towards Chattanooga, then turns westward into Northern Alabama, and eventually joins the Ohio River at Paducah, Kentucky.
- Missouri River. At approximately 2,341 miles, the Missouri River is the 15th longest river in the world. The river is formed by the confluence of the Jefferson, Madison and Gallatin Rivers in the Rocky Mountain region of southwestern Montana.
- Hudson River. Originating in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York, the Hudson River flows from north to south through eastern New York where it eventually empties into the New York Harbor leading to the Atlantic Ocean.
- Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway. This 234-mile man-made waterway extends from Middle America to the Gulf of Mexico. The Tenn-Tom, as it is popularly known, includes 17 public terminals and ports and has 10 locks and dams.
- Mobile River. Formed by the confluence of the Alabama and Tombigbee Rivers, the Mobile River is located in southern Alabama. It flows through the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta and empties into the northern end of Mobile Bay on the Gulf of Mexico.
- Virginia River. In Virginia, four major river system flow into the Chesapeake Bay and then extend towards the Atlantic Ocean: The Potomac-Shenandoah River system, the Rappahannock River, the York River and the James River.
- Washington River. Many different rivers flow through the state of Washington. Some of the largest rivers in the state include the Columbia River, the Snake River, the Yakima River and the Grande Ronde River.
- Arkansas River. Flowing primarily to the east and southeast, the Arkansas River is approximately 1,469 miles long and is a major tributary of the Mississippi River. It originates in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and flows through four states: Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
- Alabama River. Formed by the Tallapoosa and Coosa rivers, the Alabama rivers is about 6 miles north of Montgomery. The river is very winding and can be as deep as 40 feet and up to 200 yards wide.
- Cumberland River. Stretching approximately 688 miles long, the Cumberland River is a major waterway in the southern portion of the United States. The river begins in eastern Kentucky on the Cumberland Plateau where it flows southeast and crosses into northern Tennessee and then curves back into Kentucky before emptying into the Ohio River.
- Illinois River. Formed at the confluence of the Des Plaines River and Kankakee River about 50 miles southwest of Chicago, the Illinois River is approximately 273 miles long. It is part of the Illinois River system which connects the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico.
- Wabash River. Located in the Midwestern region of the United States, The Wabash River begins near Ft. Recovery, Ohio, and flows across the state of Indiana and into southern Illinois where empties into the Ohio River.
Contact a River Accident Attorney Today
If you have been injured in a river accident, it is important to seek experienced legal advice as quickly as possible. The legal team at The Willis Law Firm will explain your options and fight to get you the financial recovery that you deserve. Contact our firm at 1-800-468-4878 today for your free and confidential initial consultation.