Tugboats are small, powerful vessels used throughout the world to move large craft through ports into docking areas. Larger commercial ships and military vessels often have engines too powerful to use while docking that prevent them from fine maneuvering in order to reach their piers.
These boats can do virtually anything with their powerful motors, but because visibility around large ships is often limited in a crowded harbor, tugboats can cause significant harm to sailors, seamen, and even dockworkers should an accident occur.
These small craft have incredibly strong engines and superstructures to handle the pressure of moving huge commercial and military vessels through densely packed harbor areas. Tugs unfortunately can cause severe damage and injury because the vessels they move are often unwieldy, heavy, and difficult to see around. An incompetent or inexperienced tug pilot can cause millions of dollars of damage and risk the lives of thousands of people in one moment.
If you or someone you love suffered injury or financial loss due to an injury caused by a tugboat you may be entitled to take legal action under United States maritime and admiralty law. Let a dedicated and experienced legal professional help you navigate through complex maritime laws and fight for the justice you deserve.
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The law firm of Timothy M. Farris represents persons injured by tugboats and barges on a contingency fee basis, which means that we earn attorney fees only if we are successful in obtaining compensation for you. We offer a free initial consultation to evaluate your case. If you do not recover, we do not get a fee.
To learn more about what attorney Timothy M. Farris can do for you, contact our offices today. Representing clients throughout the state of Mississippi.