It seems as if every time you get behind the wheel of your car, you are placing your life at risk. More vehicles than ever are on the roads, and Tennessee speed limits continue to increase. Throw in a fleet of truckers anxious to meet their deadlines, and you have a recipe for tragedy.
Understanding your rights as a Tennessee maritime worker is a significant step in protecting these rights in the event of an injury suffered during the commission of your job duties. The Jones Act is a federal law that protects the interests of maritime workers, and it is beneficial for you to understand what this law means for you and the specific protections it provides.
In the wake of the tragic downing of cargo ship El Faro on October 1, 2015, the widow of a crew member now looks for new safety measures. The El Faro went down as it carried cargo from Jacksonville, Florida to San Juan, Puerto Rico. The catastrophic event took the lives of 33 aboard the ship, including Frank Hamm, the husband of Rochelle Hamm.