Seek Maximum Compensation for Your River Accident in Kentucky
Bordered by rivers to the north, east and west, Kentucky relies heavily on water transportation to support its economy. Despite being located in the middle of the country, Kentucky serves as an important hub for barges, tugboats, container ships and other vessels carrying cargo from as far north as the Great Lakes and as far south as the Gulf of Mexico. Vessels calling in ports on these bodies of water come from all over the world.
For maritime workers onboard vessels and at ports bordering Kentucky’s rivers, going to work every day means taking certain inherent risks. Long ago, Congress passed laws designed to protect maritime workers precisely because of the unique risks they face on a daily basis. As a result, if you have been injured in a Kentucky river accident, you have legal rights under the Jones Act and other maritime injury laws. At the Willis Law Firm, we have been representing injured maritime workers for over 40 years, and we can use these rights to seek just compensation for you and your family.
Paducah Tug and Barge Accidents
Located at the confluence of the Tennessee and Ohio Rivers, Paducah is at the center of much of Kentucky’s barge and towboat activity. Many barge lines have their headquarters in Paducah, and thousands of barges carry coal, grain, asphalt, gasoline, aviation fuel, chemicals, and other materials and products in and out of Paducah every year. If you or your spouse has suffered a work-related accident on a tug or barge in Paducah, contact us today for a free consultation.
Cumberland River Accidents
Originating in eastern Kentucky and flowing into the Ohio River, the Cumberland River is one of the most important waterways not only in Kentucky, but in the entire southern United States. Kentucky cities that border the Cumberland River include:
The Eddyville Riverport is the main port serving the Cumberland River in Kentucky. At the Willis Law Firm, we represent, seamen and other maritime employees who have been injured while working at the Eddyville Riverport and onboard vessels in the Cumberland River.
Accidents at Kentucky’s Riverports
In addition to the Eddyville Riverport, Kentucky is home to a number of other busy riverports as well. If you need help recovering from an injury at any of the following riverports or on any of the following Kentucky rivers, we encourage you to contact us to learn more about your legal rights:
- Eddyville Riverport
- Henderson County Riverport
- Hickman Riverport
- Jefferson Riverport
- Owensboro Riverport
- Wurtland Riverport
Kentucky’s Main Navigable Rivers
- Big Sandy River
- Cumberland River
- Mississippi River
- Tug Fork River
Depending on the cause of you or your spouse’s injury, you could be entitled to significant financial compensation. To avoid jeopardizing your rights, contact us for your free consultation today.
Get Help From a Kentucky River Accident Lawyer
Jones Act and maritime injury attorney David Willis brings decades of experience to helping injured workers and their families secure just compensation. If you have a claim, the Willis Law Firm can help you seek the largest possible insurance settlement or court verdict for your losses. For more information, request a free consultation online or call 1-800-GOT HURT today. Licensed in Texas and New York, attorney David Willis represents clients nationwide.