Port of Armory Maritime Lawyers
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An accident on an offshore oil platform or jack-up rig off the Mississippi coast or on a vessel traveling to the Port of Amory can leave a maritime worker seriously or fatally injured. If you were injured at the Port of Amory, it’s crucial to seek help from an experienced maritime lawyer. You may have grounds for a claim under the Jones Act or general maritime law, but recovering maximum compensation is difficult without a proven legal advocate.
The Mississippi maritime injury attorneys at Arnold & Itkin are familiar with the Port of Amory and the specific issues faced there by maritime workers. Handling cases related to maritime law is particularly complex due to the many issues that must be taken into consideration. These issues can include:
- The type of work that was being performed
- Whether a third party can be held liable
- Whether the injured party is classified as a “seaman” under the Jones Act
- Whether negligence was involved
…and many other factors. Fortunately, our maritime lawyers are experienced in handling these cases. We have dealt with all types of maritime claims for harbor workers, shipyard workers, longshoremen, and seamen throughout the U.S.
History of the Port of Amory, Mississippi
Port of Amory, Mississippi is in Amory, the first planned city in Mississippi. The Kansas City, Memphis, & Birmingham Railroad wanted a town at the midpoint between Memphis, Tennessee, and Birmingham, Alabama for their locomotives, so the new town of Amory was established in 1887. In honor of the city’s railroad heritage, the Amory Railroad Festival was begun in 1979 and has been held every year since.
Amory is a small, rural community in Monroe County, with an estimated 2022 population of 6,476 (U.S. Census Bureau). Port Amory is a 30-minute drive to Tupelo, northeast Mississippi’s industrial center, and approximately 2 hours from Birmingham and Memphis. Large agricultural fields surround Amory, and small communities dot the Monroe County countryside. Smithville and Hatley are neighbors of Amory in Monroe County.
Port of Amory Facilities
The Amory Port facilities include a bulkhead wood dock with steel pilings, a mooring cell, a 30-ton crane, an 834-ft. dock with loading heights of 10 and 20 ft. above water, and an open storage area with an asphalt surface. The port provides general freight transfer, including grain and lumber. Kinder Morgan operates a bulk material terminal at the Port of Amory. The company is one of the largest pipeline transporters and terminal operators in North America.
The 200-acre Amory Port Industrial Park is adjacent to the port. Amory, and all of Monroe County, is thriving with an extremely bright future. With Amory’s maritime transport resources for the transport of raw materials to Mobile Bay in the Gulf of Mexico, new companies are moving into Monroe County’s industrial parks. Steel Development Company is planning to build a $175 million steel rebar production plant at the Amory Port Industrial Park on Waterway Drive.
Transportation Services Near the Port
Amory is served by US 278, Mississippi Highway 6, and Mississippi Highway 25. Rail transport is offered by BNSF Railway, the Alabama and Gulf Coast Railway, and the Mississippian Railway. The Monroe County Airport, which accommodates private planes and corporate jets, is just eight miles away from Amory. Ship transport can be accommodated on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway at the Port of Armory.
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 Amory is one of six publicly owned ports on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Region’s variety of recreational facilities were built as part of the waterway construction, and the waterway provides unlimited opportunities for boating, skiing, hunting, and fishing enthusiasts.
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Why choose Arnold & Itkin to handle your case? Our case results speak for themselves: with more than $20 billion in settlements and verdicts against the nation’s largest entities, we have proven time and time again that we have what it takes to hold maritime companies accountable. Our experience with maritime law and our relentless advocacy for port and vessel workers may be exactly what you need for your case. Do not settle for less than what you deserve.