Hudson River Accidents

Hudson River Accidents, Jones Act

About The Hudson River

Named after Henry Hudson, the English navigator who explored the river in 1609 sailing as a commander with the Dutch East India Company, the Hudson River stretches approximately 315 miles primarily through eastern New York. The river originates in the Adirondack Mountains and flows from north to south through the Hudson Valley, eventually emptying into the New York Harbor leading to the Atlantic Ocean.

Numerous bridges and tunnels cross the Hudson River at various points, including the Holland Tunnel, The Lincoln Tunnel, the George Washington Bridge and Tappan Zee Bridge. The New York Waterway runs ferry service on the Hudson from terminals in New York and New Jersey and Hudson River ports and harbors include:

  • Port of Albany
  • Port of Catskill
  • Port of Kingston
  • Port of Newburgh
  • Port of Poughkeepsie
  • Port of Troy
  • Port of Yonkers

Jones Act Attorney – Hudson River Accidents

Heavy commercial and passenger traffic on the Hudson can result in serious, if not deadly, maritime accidents. The seamen who work on New York’s and New Jersey’s waterways, including the Hudson River, are afforded strong legal protections. Whether you work on a ferry boat, barge, ship, tug, dredge or other vessel, when you are injured on the Hudson River it is important to discuss your case with an experienced maritime injury lawyer. These types of accidents can change your life forever, so you need to be certain you have an attorney who can help you recover maximum financial compensation for your injuries.

The Willis Law Firm has decades of experience representing individuals from coast to coast who have suffered serious maritime injuries. Attorney David Willis knows the ins and outs of the Jones Act and other General Maritime Laws that are designed to protect injured employees. He is admitted to practice in both New York and Texas. Willis maintains a nationwide maritime injury practice.

What You Need to Know When You Are Injured

If you have been hurt in a maritime-related accident on the Hudson River or any other body of water, you need to understand your legal rights. The Jones Act is a federal law that protects seamen who are injured or killed while working on a ship or vessel. Far too often when a maritime worker is injured, the worker will be led to believe his or her employer will provide the compensation necessary to recover from the accident.

Relying upon your employer can be a big mistake. Your company has its own agenda and looks out for its own interests, not yours. It is important to have an attorney on your side who will protect your interests and make sure you receive the compensation, medical care and other services you need to deal with a difficult situation.

The Willis Law Firm is here to help. We will answer your questions and guide you through every step of the legal process. You can call us 24/7 to schedule a free, confidential consultation with an experienced maritime injury attorney: 1-800-468-4878.

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