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Alabama Maritime Lawyer and Jones Act Attorney
For seamen and other maritime workers who are injured working in the ports of Alabama or off the coast, reviewing your legal options with an Alabama Jones Act attorney can mean the difference between getting the full compensation you are owed and getting merely a fraction of it. The maritime laws of the United States and how they apply depend on the nature of your employment.
The Alabama maritime law attorneys at Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris are experienced in the nuances of these laws and how they can apply in your circumstances. We have spent decades representing injured seamen, offshore workers and other maritime employees, helping them receive the full compensation they are entitled to under the law.
Alabama Maritime Commerce And Ports
In Alabama, there are thousands of workers involved in the maritime trade. From marine commerce to the transportation of goods and passengers by sea, it is a booming industry for the state that plays a vital role in the economy. The state’s various ports serve national and international interests including the offshore drilling, cruise ship, recreational boating and commercial fishing industries. Our Alabama maritime lawyers can help workers from any port in the state as well as workers on the vessels that frequent these locales.
Some of the primary ports in the state include:
1. Mobile -- The Port of Mobile is a bustling deepwater port on Mobile Bay, off the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. The port has 19 state docks as well as privately owned and operated facilities, terminals with direct access to 1,500 miles of inland and intracoastal waterways that link to the Great Lakes, Ohio River Valley, Tennessee River Valley and Gulf of Mexico. A 66,000-square-foot pleasure cruise terminal is another of the port’s highlights. The port is the largest break-bulk forest products port in the U.S. and has the second largest coal terminal, as well.
2. Bridgeport -- The Port of Bridgeport, located on the Tennessee River, features public and private use barge terminals for loading and unloading timber, coal, steel, iron ore and other products.
3. Montgomery -- The Port of Montgomery, on the Alabama River, offers a public dock with 100-ton capacity with a protected barge-turning basin. It offers a nine-foot channel for barge transport to the Gulf of Mexico, as well as between Montgomery and the Great Lakes.
Whether you work at one of these ports or at another port facility in the state, an Alabama maritime attorney can help you understand your rights if you have sustained an injury while at work.
Get Help From An Alabama Maritime Attorney Today
The Alabama Jones Act attorneys at Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris have decades of experience in the intricacies of U.S. maritime law. We have a record of success in fighting for our clients rights and helping them get the maximum financial compensation they are entitled to.
If you’ve suffered an Alabama maritime injury, don't delay in getting the help you need. Call our Alabama Jones Act attorneys today for a free consultation and learn how we can help.