Arnold & Itkin helps workers who have become injured while working at the Red River Parish Port. Many types of Louisiana maritime workers find themselves here at least once in their lives. In the event that you are injured while working on a vessel or loading and unloading cargo at this port, you can get help from an offshore injury attorney at our firm, who is experienced with handling all kinds of maritime cases.
The primary types of vessels that come through this port are cargo vessels importing products such as aggregate and lime, but exports are primarily only aggregate. The total tonnage of these cargoes per year is close to 1 million tons, and the port makes an average gross revenue of about $544,000. Like most other ports, this one comes equipped with facilities to cater to the cargo that comes through it, such as a cargo dock and storage facilities.
Red River Parish Port is located on 50 acres of land in Northwestern Louisiana. This particular port is located in Coushatta, which is the parish seat of Red River Parish. It is located less than a mile away from Louisiana Highway 1 and 4 miles away from U.S. Highway 84. Other major U.S. and state highways are all less than 10 miles away. This particular port was established in 1975, and like all other Louisiana ports was created for the purpose of promoting commerce in this area. Red River Parish Port is what would be considered a medium-sized Louisiana port at less than a million tons in annual cargo weight.
Red River Parish was founded in 1871, during the time of the Reconstruction. The Reconstruction was a time in America's history where states were being restructured after the Civil War. Before the war, the South was a separate entity from the North, but after the war the two needed to be integrated under the same regulations.
This parish is made up of 402 square miles, with a little over 3% of it made up of water. It is named for the Red River itself, which is one of the major tributaries for the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers. A tributary is a smaller stream or river that has a flow that goes in the direction of its parent river. While most rivers flow into a stream or ocean, tributaries flow into other rivers. The Red River is an important part of Red River and Louisiana industries.
Working at or near any Louisiana ports presents its own set of challenges. Maybe you were operating a crane to offload the cargo on your barge when you were injured by a falling object. Maybe you were operating on your barge when you were involved in a slip and fall accident. Whatever the case may be, Arnold & Itkin can help you in the event that you suffered an injury at the fault of another.
You may not even be sure if anyone was at fault for your accident, but the truth is, you can't be sure until an accident investigation is conducted. Our firm conducts investigations for our clients so that no vital information slips through the cracks. If you were injured at the fault of another, we can find out about it so that you get justice. Our knowledge of both this port and maritime occupational risks have made us the ideal ally in offshore injury cases.
Do not let negligent actions off the hook—you deserve the resources needed for full recovery. Contact our firm for a free case evaluation so we cans discuss your options.
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