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, the legal team at our law firm has handled all types of maritime clients and proudly offers representation to injury victims throughout the Mobile Bay area. We have a unique focus on represented injured seaman under the Jones Act, helping them and their families move forward after serious accidents.
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Dedicated in 1928, the Port of Mobile is one of the oldest, largest ports in Alabama, boasting four million square feet of warehouses and open yards. The 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. Resulting lawsuits are often taken up against large companies who are backed by a team of skilled lawyers. In these unfortunate and often catastrophic situations, it is essential to find a trustworthy Alabama maritime attorney who can aggressively pursue just compensation for you and your loved ones.
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 1850’s 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.
Large ports are often the sites of unfortunate accidents, and the Port of Mobile is no exception. A string of accidents in 2013 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. One accident resulted from a barge explosion that didn’t fatally wound anyone, but seriously injured three workers. Though companies with bad safety records do not generally last long at the port, the mass quantities of imports and exports combined with the dangerous materials being handled make for a high-risk environment.
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 fight for your rights. We are not afraid to take on the big companies so often involved in these incidents and have a record of success in dealing with maritime injuries. You can rest assured that our maritime attorneys at Arnold & Itkin have your best interests in mind and are equipped to pursue compensation for any Port of Mobile incidents.
Named in The Best Lawyers in America® for Admiralty and Maritime Law, it is no wonder that 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.
Whether your case is covered by general maritime law or a specific federal statute, Arnold & Itkin can use our legal knowledge and our resources to ensure the liable party is rightfully held accountable.
What makes our team unique compared to other offshore firms?
We’ve recovered billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements.
We’ve gone up against some of the biggest companies, insurance providers—and won.
We offer compassionate, caring, and personalized legal counsel.
We are staffed by award-winning lawyers who understand maritime law.
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 suffer injuries due to defective equipment, explosions, or even simple slip and falls. Whatever the case, it is crucial that they 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 to you and your family following 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 negotiate a settlement or win a verdict on your behalf.
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Arnold & Itkin represented nearly a third of the crewmembers injured in the Deepwater Horizon explosion.
Because maritime law is so complex and so complicated, it is crucial that you work with an attorney who has an in-depth understanding of how it works and who has proven themselves in similar cases before.