If you are looking for legal guidance after an offshore injury or maritime accident of any kind in the Port Itawamba area, you have come to the right place. At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we fight for the rights of seamen, longshoremen, harbor workers, and maritime workers of all kinds. Our legal team handles claims for injured workers under the Jones Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act and general maritime law—see how we can help you.
Why should you consider working with a Port Itawamba maritime attorney at our firm? We have a proven track record of success in handling complex maritime claims. We have recovered billions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients, and we will continue to secure outstanding results based upon our hard work, extensive knowledge, and willingness to fight for our clients, no matter how powerful the opponent.
Our attorneys have taken on some of the largest oil companies and insurance providers in the U.S. and won. They have used the power of strategic negotiation to secure settlements that have helped clients rebuild their lives. They have fought in state and federal courtrooms to obtain jury verdicts that have covered exorbitant medical bills, lost earnings, and other damages caused by offshore injuries, including pain and suffering or emotional trauma. Find out more about your rights as a seaman and the types of cases we handle by calling for a free consultation. An offshore injury lawyer can provide the insight you need to make the right choices about your claim.
Port Itawamba is in the City of Fulton on the canal section of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. Fulton is the county seat of Itawamba County and home to the county's government offices. Located between Memphis and Birmingham off Highway 78, the port is 20 miles east of Tupelo, northeast Mississippi's industrial center.
The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway is a 234-mile long, inland, artificial waterway providing a navigation connection between the Tennessee River and the Gulf of Mexico via the Black Warrior-Tombigbee Waterway and Mobile Bay. Port Itawamba is one of six publicly-owned ports on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.
With rail access to public docks, a barge hauler, plus a 60-ton bridge crane structure that extends 120 feet from the bank and 90 feet over the water, Port Itawamba provides efficient loading and unloading of barges. Port Itawamba encompasses a barge fleeting area, 1,200 additional feet of mooring and handling space, and a 150-acre tri-modal industrial park. Port Itawamba Industrial Park is north of the port on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, and adjacent to the Mississippian Railway connecting Fulton to Burlington Northern Santa Fe, a major Class I railroad.
BlueFire Ethanol Fuels, Inc. is close to constructing its ethanol production facility in Fulton after meeting conditions required to receive an additional $250 million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy. The Fulton facility will produce 19 million gallons of ethanol per year from woody biomass, mill residue, and other cellulose waste.
Itawamba County, population 23,000 (2009 U.S. Census), covers 532 square miles of land, giving Itawamba a population density of 43 people per square mile. About 22% of the county's population lives within the 3 municipalities of Fulton, Mantachie and Tremont. Most of the county's land is forest, with 72% of it commercial.
The beautiful countryside is enhanced by the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, which runs the entire length of the county north to south, offering excellent maritime recreation in the form of boating, skiing, swimming, and fishing.
The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Region's variety of recreation facilities were built as part of the waterway construction. These facilities provide convenient access to the 40,000 acres of lakes that make up the waterway. The waterway is one of the top sports fishing spots in the nation.
As an offshore worker, you may be at risk of injury in various scenarios. Equipment failure, such as a faulty winch or improperly maintained gas line may cause a serious accident that leaves you temporarily or permanently disabled. An inexperienced deck hand may cause cargo to swing erratically, striking you and causing head trauma or a back injury. A fire or explosion may occur as the result of a well blowout while you are working on an offshore oil platform. The possibilities are endless. No matter the extent of injury you experienced or the type of offshore accident, you can count on our knowledge and professionalism as we seek the financial relief you deserve.
No matter the nature of your situation, our attorneys are prepared to fight for you. Contact us today.
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.