New Jersey River Accidents

Injured on the Hudson River or Delaware River? Schedule a Free Consultation Today.

The majority of New Jersey’s commercial ports are located on one of two rivers: (i) the Delaware River, which separates New Jersey from southern Pennsylvania, and (ii) the Hudson River, which separates New Jersey from New York City. These ports, including the Port of New York and New Jersey, serve as key hubs for shipping companies and manufactures transporting cargo across the country and around the globe.

Under federal law, seamen and other maritime workers who suffer injuries on New Jersey’s rivers are entitled to seek financial compensation for their medical bills, lost income and other losses. Laws like the Jones Act entitle injured workers to pursue claims against their employers without retaliation, while other laws provide for compensation from boat owners and other responsible parties. Regardless of who is responsible for your losses, one of the keys to securing just compensation is to promptly conduct a thorough investigation. To find out if you have a claim, contact the Willis Law Firm for a free consultation today.

The New Jersey-based facilities included within the Port of New York and New Jersey include:

  • Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal
  • Port Jersey Port Authority Marine Terminal
  • Port Newark

Along with these facilities on the Hudson River, other ports located on the Hudson and Delaware Rivers in New Jersey include:

  • Gloucester Marine Terminal
  • Port of Albany
  • Port of Camden (including the Balzano Marine Terminal, the Broadway Terminal and the Salem Terminal)
  • Port of Catskill
  • Port of Kingston
  • Port of Newburgh
  • Port of Paulsboro
  • Port of Pennsauken
  • Port of Poughkeepsie
  • Port of Trenton
  • Port of Troy
  • Port of Yonkers

About New Jersey’s Navigable Waterways

About the Delaware River

One of only 19 “Great Waters” recognized by America’s Great Waters Coalition, the Delaware River stretches 388 miles from New York’s Catskill Mountains to the Delaware Bay, where its waters flow into the Atlantic Ocean. With its easy access to the Atlantic Ocean and the United States’ major highways, the Delaware River plays a central role in much of the East Coast’s shipping economy. With numerous ports located on New Jersey’s shores, the Delaware River plays a critical role New Jersey’s local economy as well.

About the Hudson River

The same can also be said of the Hudson River. Originating in the Adirondack Mountains, the Hudson River is perhaps most well-known for serving as the border between northern New Jersey and downtown Manhattan. It is here, at the Hudson River’s convergence with the Atlantic Ocean, that the Port of New York and New Jersey processes more than three million cargo containers every year.

Vessel and Port Accidents on New Jersey’s Rivers

If you or a loved one has been injured onboard a vessel or while working at port on one of New Jersey’s rivers, it is important that you speak with an experienced attorney about protecting your legal rights. Federal law provides special protections for seamen, longshoremen and other maritime workers, but to benefit from those protections you must be careful to avoid the many common mistakes that can jeopardize your claim to compensation.

At the Willis Law Firm, we have over 40 years of experience representing injured maritime workers and their families. We can help you avoid critical mistakes, and we can help you win the compensation you deserve. To learn more about what we can do to protect your rights, schedule a free consultation today.

Schedule Your Free Maritime Injury Consultation at the Willis Law Firm

Licensed in New York and Texas, maritime injury lawyer David Willis represents injured workers throughout New Jersey and nationwide. To schedule your free, confidential consultation with Mr. Willis, call 1-800-GOT HURT or contact the Willis Law Firm online today.

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