Arkansas River Accidents

Arkansas River Accidents, Jones Act

About The Arkansas River

Approximately 1,469 miles long, the Arkansas River originates in the Rocky Mountains near Leadville, Colorado and makes its way through four states: Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. The river is the sixth longest river in the nation and is the second longest tributary to the Mississippi-Missouri river system. Major cities along the Arkansas River include Pueblo, CO, Wichita, KS, Tulsa, OK and Little Rock, AR.

The McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System is an inland waterway system that primarily follows the Arkansas River. This extensive system of locks and channels begins at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa and runs southeast to the Mississippi River.

Ports and terminals along the Arkansas River offer critical facilities contributing to the state’s economic development. These ports include the Port of Fort Smith, the Port of Little Rock, the Port of Pine Bluff/Jefferson County and the Port of Muskogee.

Arkansas River Terminals include:

  • Arkansas City – Bunge | Arkansas Valley
  • Dardanelle – Bruce Oakley
  • Dumas/Pendleton – Bruce Oakley | Riceland
  • Linwood – Bunge
  • Morrilton – Bruce Oakley
  • North Little Rock – Bruce Oakley
  • Pine Bluff – Bunge | Gavilon | Watco
  • Van Buren – Consolidated Grain Barge | Five Rivers

The Willis Law Firm – Representing Workers Injured on the River

If you have been injured while working on the Arkansas River, the Willis Law Firm can help. We are an experienced team of professionals that represents injured crew members across the nation. Our firm knows just how serious an injury can be and we are committed to protecting the legal rights of victims injured in river and other maritime accidents. With more than 30 years of experience, of representing workers in Jones Act and General Maritime Law cases makes us well positioned to help you get the compensation you need to deal with your injuries.

At the Willis Law Firm we know the ins and outs of maritime law. We are a strong and talented legal team who will advocate for your rights every step of the way. Whether we are helping you to receive Jones Act maintenance and cure benefits from your employer or filing a negligence lawsuit in court, our firm is ready to stand up to the employers, vessel owners, insurance carriers, product manufacturers, maintenance companies and all other parties who may be legally responsible for your injuries.

Contact a Maritime Accident Lawyer Today

When you are injured in river accident you need to take quick action. These types of claims are governed by strict statutes of limitation which means if you fail to file your lawsuit by the legal deadline you may forfeit your legal rights. When you meet with our firm we will review your case and discuss your legal options. We will make sure filing deadlines are met and advise you on how to handle any dealings with your employer or other parties involved in your case. Our goal is to make sure that you have the legal support and advice you need to obtain a maximum recovery in your case. Call us today to schedule your free consultation at with an experienced maritime accident and injury lawyer. We can be reached by calling 1-800-468-4878.

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