Texas River Accidents

Maritime Accidents, Maritime Attorney

Experienced Maritime Injury Lawyer for River Accidents in Texas

If you or your spouse got hurt while working onboard a vessel, ship or barge at any port or on one of the numerous navigable rivers throughout Texas, we can help you enforce your legal rights under the Jones Act or other maritime injury laws. We have decades of experience, and we have taken on some of the biggest oil, barge and container shipping companies in the world to help our clients secure just compensation.

Accidents in the Houston Ship Channel

Connecting the Port of Houston to the Gulf of Mexico, the Houston Ship Channel is the 52-mile Houston Ship Channel. At 45 feet deep and 530 feet wide, the channel is large enough to accommodate some of the largest cargo vessels in the world. In addition to the Port of Houston, other facilities located along the shores of the Houston Ship Channel include:

  • Bayport Container Terminal
  • Asphalt and cement plants
  • Cargo handling and warehouse facilities
  • ExxonMobil’s Baytown Refinery
  • Fuel and liquid storage facilities
  • Numerous petrochemical facilities
  • Recycling facilities
  • Ship repair facilities

With the Port of Houston being one of the largest seaports in the world, the Houston Ship Channel sees an enormous amount of traffic from cargo ships, container ships, offshore drilling rigs, tugs, barges and other vessels. We regularly represent clients in the greater Houston area; and, if you are entitled to compensation for an accident in the Houston Ship Channel, we will fight to secure a maximum recovery as quickly as possible.

Accidents at Ports on Texas Rivers

In addition to handling accidents along the entire Houston Ship Channel, we represent clients in maritime injury claims involving accidents offshore, in bays and rivers across Texas as well as the Intercoastal Canal or Waterway (ICW). There are shipping ports throughout Texas; and, if they aren’t located on the Gulf of Mexico, they are located on one of Texas’s rivers or other inland waterways. This includes, among many others:

  • Colorado River
  • Red River
  • Rio Grande
  • Sabine River
  • San Antonio River

Ports accessible via Texas’s rivers include:

  • Port of Bay City Authority
  • Port of Beaumont
  • Port of Brownsville
  • Calhoun Port Authority
  • Cedar Bayou
  • Port of Corpus Christi
  • Port of Freeport
  • Port of Galveston
  • Port of Harlingen
  • Port of Houston
  • Port of Orange
  • Port of Palacios
  • Port Arthur
  • Port Isabel
  • Port Mansfield
  • Port of Texas City
  • Port of Victoria
  • Port of West Calhoun

Protecting Yourself and Your Family After a Maritime Accident in Texas

As a maritime worker, following a maritime accident in a Texas river, port or bay, there are some important steps you need to take to protect your legal rights. For example, you should try to seek medical attention right away. However, it is important to be careful which doctor you choose – your employer may try to get you to see an “approved” physician, and if you do not seek independent medical advice, you may not get the treatment you need to make a full recovery as quickly as possible.

In addition to seeking medical attention, you should speak with an experienced maritime injury lawyer as soon as possible. The Jones Act and other maritime laws are complicated, so it is important to choose an attorney who has specific experience with your type of accident. At the Willis Law Firm, we have over 30 years of experience representing injured maritime workers in Texas and nationwide. We know what it takes to win, and we will fight aggressively to make sure you win the compensation you deserve.

Schedule a Free Consultation at the Willis Law Firm

With offices in Houston, attorney David Willis is licensed in Texas and New York, and represents injured maritime and offshore workers nationwide. To learn more about your rights after a Texas maritime accident, contact the Willis Law Firm and request a free, confidential consultation. We’re here to help, so call 1-800-GOT HURT or tell us what happened online and get on the road to recovery today.

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