Port of Mobile Maritime Lawyers
Jones Act & Maritime Law Claims for Injured Seamen
If you were injured while working at the Port of Mobile as a longshoreman or dock worker, or while on a vessel traveling through, Arnold & Itkin is here to help. You may be eligible to seek financial compensation from your employer or other negligent parties involved. The offshore injury lawyers at our firm have the trial experience and vast resources to pursue a favorable outcome on your behalf. We can carefully review your case and help you determine your options.
Over the years, our firm has handled all types of maritime cases and proudly offers representation to injury victims throughout the Mobile Bay area. Our Alabama maritime attorneys have a unique focus on representing injured seamen under the Jones Act, helping them and their families move forward after serious accidents.
Port of Mobile: Largest Port in Alabama
Dedicated in 1928, the Port of Mobile is the largest and one of the oldest ports in Alabama, boasting four million square feet of warehouses and open yards. This highly trafficked location deals with millions of tons of goods per year, coal, lumber, iron, steel, importing/exporting containers, and chemicals. While extremely productive, the port can also play host to numerous accidents. The resulting lawsuits are often taken up against large companies that are backed by a team of skilled lawyers. In these unfortunate and often catastrophic situations, it is essential to find a trustworthy Port of Mobile maritime attorney who can aggressively pursue just compensation for you and your loved ones.
History of the Port of Mobile
Early explorers established Mobile as a strategic trade port by which they could access the inland of the New World and easily import items along the coast. Mobile passed through the ownership of France, England, and Spain before becoming part of the United States in 1813. Improvements on the harbor, such as the deepening of its channels, made it one of the largest ports in the South by the 1850s and certainly the largest in Alabama.
In the 20th century, the changes brought about during World War I and World War II helped make the Port of Mobile what it is today. The city’s commercial shipping capacity doubled after World War I, while World War II saw an increase in the waterfront workforce. Perhaps the biggest post-war investment was the project that connected the Port of Mobile to the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. Today, it is the nation’s ninth-largest port.
Accidents at the Port of Mobile
Large ports are often the sites of unfortunate accidents, and the Port of Mobile is no exception. In 2013, there were several such serious accidents. This included a fatality that resulted from a steel railroad track falling from a crane and striking a worker. Another incident involved the death of a man working in a guard shack that was blown into the Mobile River by strong winds. A barge explosion seriously injured three other workers.
The maritime industry is filled with corporations that don’t take safety measures seriously enough. With the mass quantities of shipments combined with dangerous materials and equipment, the Port of Mobile remains a high-risk environment when safety is not prioritized.
I’ve Been Injured at the Port of Mobile. Do I Need a Lawyer?
Offshore accidents do not follow the same protocol as land-based accidents, which is why a skilled advocate is often necessary. Fortunately, Arnold & Itkin has a team of Alabama maritime lawyers dedicated to fighting for your rights. We are not afraid to take on the big companies that are so often involved in these incidents, and we have a record of success in dealing with maritime injuries. You can rest assured that our team has your best interests in mind and is equipped to pursue compensation for any Port of Mobile incidents.
In fact, one-third of the crew members in the Deepwater Horizon explosion chose us to represent them and their families in the resulting lawsuits—with great success. We are passionate about recovering compensation for injured workers.
Why Trust Your Case to Our Team
Whether your case is covered by general maritime law or a specific federal statute, Arnold & Itkin can use our legal knowledge and resources to help ensure the liable party is rightfully held accountable.
What makes our team unique compared to other offshore firms?
- We’ve recovered more than $20 billion in verdicts and settlements.
- We’ve gone up against the biggest companies and insurance providers—and won.
- We offer compassionate, caring, and personalized legal counsel.
- We are staffed by award-winning lawyers who understand maritime law.
Call Our Port of Mobile Injury Lawyers: (888) 346-5024
There are many different types of offshore accidents and injuries that may affect workers traveling to, from, or around the Port of Mobile. A maritime worker who suffers injuries due to defective equipment, explosions, even slip and falls, or whatever the case may be, must act quickly to secure legal representation. Take this chance to find out more about the services that a skilled Jones Act lawyer at our firm can provide you and your family after an offshore injury or maritime accident of any kind. Your initial consultation is free, and you pay no legal fees for our services unless we win.