Lowndes County Port Injury Claims
$20+ Billion Won by Our Leading Maritime Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured at the Lowndes County Port or while working on a barge or other vessel, we can help. The offshore injury attorneys at Arnold & Itkin have considerable experience filing injury claims under maritime law, securing our clients life-changing results to rebuild their lives. Our track record winning claims under the Jones Act, DOHSA, or LHWCA equips us to give your case the strongest possible chance of success.
We can determine which laws apply to your case in order to help you seek financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, housing, long-term care, and possibly much more. You may even be entitled to monetary damages for emotional trauma or punitive damages in a case where extreme negligence or criminal misconduct was involved.
Our team of attorneys has recovered more than $20 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients. We have fought against some of the largest companies in the world and won considerable verdicts or negotiated fair settlements for our clients. Our commitment to client service enables us to bring injured maritime workers and their families peace of mind during these otherwise difficult times.
Learn more about how we can help you: call (888) 346-5024 for your free consultation.
About Lowndes County Port
Lowndes County Port, Mississippi is an intermodal facility with the capability to move cargo among barges, railroad cars, and trucks. The port is located within the Riverside Industrial Park on an island between the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway and the Tombigbee River in Columbus, Mississippi.
Facilities at the Lowndes County Port include:
- Dock and mooring cells
- A 100-ton crawler crane
- A 40-ton overhead bridge crane with a covered 2-barge-berth unloading dock
- A conveyor
- A bulk hopper
- Rail and truck scales
- A 68,000-square-foot warehouse
- An outdoor storage area with an asphalt surface
The port’s main use is barge-truck-rail transfer of general commodities. The rail connection is provided by a rail spur which connects to Burlington Northern and Norfolk Southern Railways. Major area highways include US-45, US-82, MS-2, MS-50, MS-69 and MS-182. The Golden Triangle Regional Airport serves the residents and industry in the area.
Lowndes County is in northeast Mississippi 10 miles west of the Alabama state line. The county is home to Columbus Air Force Base, located five miles north of the city of Columbus, the county seat. CAFB is one of only four Air Force pilot training facilities in the United States. The small cities of Columbus, West Point, and Starkville on Mississippi’s eastern border make up the region known locally as the Golden Triangle. The three cities work together for promotions, capitalizing on the rich diversity of activities and attractions available in this small geographic area.
Lowndes County Port, Mississippi is one of six publicly owned ports on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. The five other ports are Yellow Creek Port, Port Itawamba, Port of Amory, Port of Aberdeen, and Clay County Port.
The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway is a 234-mile-long inland waterway, providing both navigation and recreation. Construction of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway in the northeastern portion of Mississippi created a direct, navigable waterway for barge traffic serving the inland region by connecting the Tennessee River with the Gulf of Mexico. The inland ports primarily handle general and bulk cargo.
Increased Development of the Port in the Last Decade
Two new bridges in Columbus, west of the Lowndes County Port, were added in 2010. These bridges have 88,000-pound loads, an improved capacity over the old bridges, which had a 57,000-pound capacity. Since the Lowndes County Port is the only port in Mississippi operating on both sides of a major river, the higher capacity bridges have been a boon to the port. However, when an industrial facility grows in capacity, so does the risk to workers.
New development in and around the port has proven to be enormously profitable. However, some of these earnings need to be invested in safety and security for the workers who make development and logistics possible. Workers who make a living at Lowndes County Port need and deserve a way to rebuild their lives after an injury, and the companies responsible for these accidents must cover those costs.
Maritime Attorneys for Lowndes County Port Injuries
If you’re in need of a Mississippi maritime attorney serving Lowndes County, you've come to the right firm. At Arnold & Itkin, we offer the support and legal advocacy necessary to rebuild your life.
Our renowned trial attorneys can handle virtually any type of maritime claim, whether you qualify as a seaman under the Jones Act, are entitled to benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act or Death on the High Seas Act, or have a wrongful death claim related to the loss of a loved one. We can handle cases related to catastrophic offshore injuries. It is important to remember that you may be entitled to compensation—it is just a matter of determining what type of claim you have and what party is accountable.
Call (888) 346-5024 for a free consultation. Let’s discuss your legal options and help you move forward.