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    Top-Rated Mississippi River Accident Lawyers at Morrow & Sheppard LLP Have Handled A Variety Of Jones Act And Maritime Injury Claims In Texas And Louisiana

    The Mississippi River is one of the biggest rivers in the country. It is also one of the largest river systems in the world. In fact, the river’s course takes it through ten different states. These include Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Missouri. Thus, making it crucial for trade and keeping our economy strong. Yet, what many may not realize is the benefits of this river also stem from the hardworking seamen who ensure the flow of cargo and goods on this river. That is why when one of these workers is injured on the job. It not only impacts the efficiency of this flow, but these individuals and their families often must deal with devastating injuries, excruciating pain, and astronomical medical expenses. Thus, these cases require the help of a Mississippi River accident lawyer.

    If you have been injured while working on the Mississippi River, don’t deal with these consequences alone. Thankfully, with the law offices of Morrow & Sheppard LLP fighting for you, you won’t have to.

    Common Causes of Mississippi River Accidents

    Unfortunately, maritime workers often receive exposure to numerous dangers on the Mississippi River. This can lead to debilitating injuries and life-changing repercussions. Yet, these accidents can result from many factors and situations, including:

    • Collisions with other vessels, or permanent structures
    • Moving, swinging, and falling objects
    • Drowning
    • Running aground
    • Slips, trips, and falls
    • Defective or faulty equipment
    • Human error
    • Steering/navigational failures
    • Groundings
    • Explosions
    • Fires
    • Falling overboard

    Yet, determining fault following a maritime accident is often not as straightforward as people may expect it to be. Thus, following a Mississippi River accident, reach out to an experienced Mississippi River accident lawyer. These legal professionals can figure out what happened and who was at fault for your harm. Then, they can help you pursue the financial recovery you deserve.

    What Laws Protect Maritime Workers Hurt in the Mississippi River

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    If you have been injured while working on the Mississippi River, it is important to understand the laws protecting you, especially if you are considering filing a legal claim. For these reasons, the first thing you should know is that the Mississippi River qualifies as a “navigable” waterway. This is critical because, with this definition, you may be able to take advantage of the Jones Act and other maritime laws to help you obtain the justice you want.

    The Merchant Marine Act of 1920, or the Jones Act, is a federal law that protects United States citizens working as seamen who are injured while traversing navigable waters due to negligence or unseaworthiness. This Act also allows injured maritime workers and their families to obtain compensation for their work-related injuries regardless of fault and helps them get the care they require after this horrifying accident. Yet, to qualify under the Jones Act, the injured worker must first prove they are eligible for seaman status. The test used to establish this status is often rather complex. It looks at whether the individual works on the vessel and aids in service.

    As a result, if you believe you qualify under the Jones Act to obtain compensation for the injuries you sustained working on the Mississippi River, you should reach out to a skilled Mississippi River accident lawyer. These attorneys can review the facts of your case, figure out whether you qualify for economic recovery under these federal laws, and help you pursue the compensation and justice you deserve.

    What Compensation Can Maritime Workers Hurt on the Mississippi River Recover?

    Under the Jones Act, if a maritime worker is injured, they may be entitled to immediate medical treatment regardless of fault and can also pursue the following damages:

    • Future ongoing medical expenses
    • Pain and suffering
    • Disfigurement and scarring
    • Mental anguish
    • Lost wages
    • Reduced earning capacity
    • Loss of enjoyment of life, and
    • Other losses that resulted from the incident

    If unsure what compensation applies to you following your accident, reach out to a Mississippi River accident attorney. These lawyers can determine which of these damages you can go after and help you fight for the compensation you need.

    Hire an Experienced Maritime Lawyer at Morrow & Sheppard LLP

    As a maritime worker, if you have been injured in an accident on the Mississippi River, the last thing you want to stress about is whether you can get paid for your injuries, the applicable laws that may apply to your situation, and how you will prove your case. Fortunately, with Morrow & Sheppard LLP on your side, you will not have to worry about taking on this complicated legal battle alone. Instead, once you retain our team, you can focus on what matters most – your healing and recovery, while we:

    • Figure out whether the Jones Act or other laws such as the General Maritime Law, Maintenance & Cure, and Longshore and Harbors Workers’ Compensation Act applies to your case.
    • Figure out if you are eligible to file a claim against your negligent employer or the owner of the shipping vessel if the vessel was not seaworthy.
    • Investigate the accident, and secure the evidence needed to prove fault and damages.
    • Help you pursue the maximum compensation.

    If you sustained serious injuries on the Mississippi River, do not wait to get the legal help you need. Instead, contact an experienced maritime lawyer at Morrow & Sheppard LLP today for free case consultation and let our legal team show you how we can help you fight for your rights.

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      Nikki L.
      04:43 12 May 22
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      11:54 20 Mar 22
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      18:15 03 Mar 22
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      20:20 16 Feb 22
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      Susan L.
      00:17 15 Feb 22
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      Dale S.
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      Nick Morrow and John Sheppard were the lead attorneys on my case to hold an apartment complex with inadequate security responsible for the death of my son. The two of them were focused and determined to represent me and my son's children with tenacity. As the case continued over time, it became... apparent that we were not merely clients that were a means to a financial end to them but people who had experienced a life changing and devastating loss. They realized that as a result of our loss, there needed to be accountability that could only be obtained through legal actions. Throughout the legal process, Nick Morrow and John Sheppard were not only professional and transparent but also compassionate and empathetic as they lead us through the difficult and sometimes confusing legal maze. Every person in their office that was involved with our case exemplified an extension of the genuine concern that began with attorneys Morrow and Sheppard. I have and will continue to recommend this firm to individuals who find themselves in need of legal representation.read more
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      Rosie E.
      18:18 23 Nov 21
      Nick Marrow and John Sheppard were the lead attorneys on my case to hold an apartment complex with inadequate security responsible for the death of my son. The two of them were focused and determined to represent me and my son's children with tenacity. As the case continued over time, it became... apparent that we were not merely clients that were a means to a financial end to them but people who had experienced a life changing and devastating loss. They realized that as a result of our loss, there needed to be accountability that could only be obtained through legal actions. Throughout the legal process, Nick Marrow and John Sheppard were not only professional and transparent but also compassionate and empathetic as they lead us through the difficult and sometimes confusing legal maze. Every person in their office that was involved with our case exemplified an extension of the genuine concern that began with attorneys Marrow and Sheppard. I have and will continue to recommend this firm to individuals who find themselves in need of legal representation.read more
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      Rosie E.
      17:17 23 Nov 21
      The legal team at Morrow and Shepherd worked hard to help me win my case where a motorist who caused the accident changed her story and lied about the accident. A previous attorney kept telling me that I would probably have to pay some of the medical costs out of my own pocket.Daniel, my... attorney, assured me that he would it is best to make sure this did not happen and that he would fight to get me the best compensation possible. He was true to his word.I'm happy with their work, happy with the compensation and would definitely use them again.The Legal Assistant, Chris, was always professional, friendly and polite and a pleasure to work with.A big thanks to the team!Donread more
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      Don D.
      01:52 21 Nov 21
      Nick and his group have helped where they can and are working hard to get a resolution to my injuries. I spoke with 4 different law firms prior to choosing Morrow & Sheppard LLP.ThanksJeff
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      Jeff N.
      19:28 18 Nov 21
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      Ky E.
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      Steven K.
      14:43 05 Jan 19
      Nick Morrow and John Sheppard are the best. I was paralyzed in a work injury. Several other lawyers turned down my case. Morrow & Sheppard hired expensive experts, took dozens of depositions, and proved my case. I saw them in court against a team of defense lawyers, and the defense lawyers... didn’t stand a chance. Morrow & Sheppard took my case all the way when nobody else would. Now my family is set up for life. Throughout the process, they kept me updated and made me feel like I was more than a number. I still talk to Nick to this day. Morrow & Sheppard exceeded my expectations in every way, and I cannot recommend them enough. If you are injured at work, call Morrow & Sheppard.read more
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      jeff H.
      23:20 17 Oct 18
      John Sheppard and Nick Morrow were two of the brightest stars in my law school class and my class of lawyers at Fulbright & Jaworski, one of the most elite and prestigious law firms in Houston and Texas. I have known both of them for well over a decade now and throughout that time they have both... always lived up to the highest standards of intellect, tenacity, and professionalism. They are both winners. If you need a Houston lawyer who will stand up for your rights and get you the justice you deserve, I wholeheartedly recommend Morrow & Sheppard. read more
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      Holt L.
      20:39 17 Jul 15
      John Sheppard, with Morrow & Sheppard LLP, is brilliant. On more than one occasion, he successfully represented various affiliated companies I was part of. John is very diligent, thorough and fights hard for righteousness. There were numerous times that he helped us through extremely difficult... moments. John is very professional, responsive and respectful. I highly endorse Morrow and Sheppard LLP for legal representation and/or legal assistance needs. read more
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      Don K.
      21:19 15 Jul 15
      My experience with John, at Morrow and Sheppard, during my company’s litigation was better than I could have imagined (considering the circumstances of being involved in litigation). What stood out to me the most, was John’s tenacity in preparation. I later realized this came from two places, one... he didn’t want to lose and two (and most importantly) he CARED so much about me getting justice. I cannot stress this enough, when you are dealing with a lawyer that truly cares, then all of the other stresses I had around the case seemed to go away. I was always kept up to date with what was going on in our case, and he always made it very clear he was just an email or call away! In addition to these attributes, he also knows the law and is willing to fight for what is right! It would be tough to find another lawyer that is as highly effective, skilled, knowledgeable, ethical and has such an impeccable reputation (which is well deserved). I would recommend Morrow and Sheppard to anyone seeking out a law firm, in the event they needed counsel.read more
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      Brian R
      16:04 14 Jul 15
      Nick and John are a great team. They are both honest, trustworthy and have a tenacious work ethic on behalf of their clients. They stand behind these qualities, having left partnerships at great law firms to commit 100% to achieving results for individuals and businesses. They will fight for... you and I'm proud to call them clients and friends.read more
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      Jim B.
      13:58 13 Jul 15
      John and Nick are outstanding lawyers. They are both extremely sharp, skilled, hard-working, and passionate about what they do. I would highly recommend either of them to anyone looking for high-level service that also happens to be affordable.
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      Will M.
      22:08 10 Jul 15
      Morrow & Sheppard would be my first call for legal assistance. I have known Nick Morrow for years and I cannot say enough positive things about him. He is smart, dedicated, ethical, dependable, and very thorough with every client. I would strongly recommend this firm to anyone looking for top of... the line legal assistance. read more
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      Anne Louise C.
      15:28 24 Jun 15
      Morrow & Sheppard LLP is an outstanding law firm. I have known Nick Morrow for many years. He is honest, hardworking, and very attentive to his clients. I could not recommend him enough for your legal needs.
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