Maritime Injury Lawyer for Tennessee River Accidents
From the Mississippi River to the manmade Tenn-Tom, Tennessee’s rivers and inland waterways are essential to the transportation of products and natural resources throughout the United States. Every day, thousands of individuals go to work on tugboats, barges, vessels and ports on Tennessee’s rivers; and, unfortunately, many of them get injured on the job.
At the Willis Law Firm, we help injured maritime workers and their families fight for just compensation. Attorney David Willis brings more than 30 years of experience to handling maritime injury claims, and he has helped countless clients in Tennessee and across the country win the compensation they deserve. If you or your spouse has been injured on the Cumberland River, the French Broad River, the Holston River the Mississippi River, the Tennessee River, or the Tenn-Tom, the Willis Law Firm can help. Contact us to schedule your free consultation today.
Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway Accidents
The Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway (locally known as the “Tenn-Tom”) is a 234-mile man-made waterway that connects the Tennessee River to the Black Warrior-Tombigbee River System. The Tenn-Tom has more than a dozen ports and terminals and uses a complex system of dams, locks and canals to allow for passage of heavy barges, tug boats and other large transportation vessels. As a vital part of the United States’ inland water transportation system, the Tenn-Tom’s constant traffic means that workers are persistently exposed to dangerous working conditions that can – and do – lead to serious injuries.
Ports on Tennessee’s Rivers
The Tenn-Tom and Tennessee’s natural rivers are home to numerous ports across the state. From Memphis to Knoxville to Chattanooga, these ports service barges and vessels carrying hundreds of millions of tons of cargo every year. Riverports in Tennessee include the following:
- Port of Decatur
- Port of Bridgeport
- Port of Florence
- Port of Guntersville
- Paducah-McCracken Riverport
- Yellow Creek Port
- Port of Chattanooga
- Port of Knoxville
- Port of New Johnsonville
- Bevill-Hook Port
- Crossroads of America Port
- Port of Epes
- Pickens County Port
- City of Aberdeen Port
- Port of Amory
- Port Itawamba
- Lowndes County Port
- Port of Clay County
- Yellow Creek Port
Seek Just Compensation for Your Tennessee River Accident
Following a Tennessee river accident, it is important to speak with an experienced Jones Act and maritime injury attorney about your legal rights. Depending on what happened, where it happened and who was at fault, you could have a claim for significant financial compensation. When you contact us about your claim, we will pursue all available sources of compensation, and will fight aggressively to secure the largest possible award as quickly as possible. Injured maritime workers in Tennessee are often entitled to recover:
- Lost wages
- Lost future earnings
- Medical bills (past, present and future)
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship, consortium and support
- Other economic and non-economic losses
For more information, schedule your free consultation with Tennessee River accident lawyer David Willis.
Experienced Representation for Tennessee River Accidents | Willis Law Firm
At the Willis Law Firm, we offer free initial consultations, and we do not charge any legal fees unless we help you secure financial compensation. Licensed in Texas and New York, maritime injury attorney David Willis handles river and barge injury accident claims and lawsuits in Tennessee and nationwide. To find out if you are entitled to compensation under the Jones Act for your Tennessee river accident, call 1-800-GOT HURT or submit your case online today.