The Mississippi River is the hub of all types of commercial activity. Hundreds of vessels navigate the river every day. You can see large ocean-going vessels, tugboats, barges, and cruise ships navigating along the river. Although accidents are not commonplace, they do occur often with serious.serious injuries including death. Thanks to the Jones Act, maritime employees are protected in the event they are injured. An additional complication is that victims often have difficulty receiving medical attention quickly because of the difficulty reaching a hospital when injured on the river.
Tugboats are constructed to help move ships and barges on the river. These industrial vessels are sturdy with powerful engines. Often their work is dangerous because their duties of pulling or pushing other vehicles that are unable to move on their own.
If you are injured or left disabled or a family member has been injured in a maritime accident, contact Tim Upton at The Upton Law Firm. He will determine if the accident was the result of negligence and fight for justice for you to receive the compensations that you deserve. Remember it is important to contact this attorney as soon as possible because there is a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit for injuries.
The Upton Law Firm, LLC
304 East Boston Street
Covington LA 70433
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