California is the most populous state in the United States with approximately 39 million people. The two most prominent rivers within California are the Sacramento River and the San Joaquin River, which drain the Central Valley and the west slope of the Sierra Nevada. These rivers flow to the Pacific Ocean through San Francisco Bay. California's interconnected water system is the world's largest, managing over 40 million acres of water per year. California's interconnected water system also serves over 30 million people and irrigates over 5,680,000 acres of farmland.
California seaports are a major economic force and are a critical element to the growth of California and the nation’s economy. Seaports are dependent upon the movement chain of goods to efficiently distribute freight around the globe and across the nation.
The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach comprise the largest port complex in the United States and are key players in global enterprise. Together, they handle a fourth of all container cargo traffic in the United States. The Port of Oakland, the fifth busiest port in the nation, handles trade from the Pacific Rim countries, delivering 99% of the ocean containers passing through Northern California to the rest of the nation.
California has 11 public ports, which include 3 “mega-ports” (Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Oakland); 8 smaller niche ports (Hueneme, Humboldt Bay, Redwood City, Richmond, West Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, and Stockton); and 1 private port (Benicia). The ports of Oakland, Stockton, and West Sacramento are developing a new barge shipping service funded through a federal TIGER grant.
The Port of San Francisco is responsible for the seven miles of San Francisco’s Waterfront adjacent to San Francisco Bay. The port develops, markets, leases, administers, manages, and maintains this waterfront. Its jurisdiction stretches along the waterfront from Hyde Street Pier on the north to India Basin on the south. The Port's operating portfolio is composed of 550+ ground commercial, retail, office, industrial and maritime industrial leases. Many include internationally recognized landmarks such as Fisherman's Wharf, PIER 39, the Ferry Building, and AT&T Park.
When the negligence of a vessel owner, maritime employer, or other maritime entity contributed to your injury, you have a right to recover damages under maritime law. If you are a seaman, a harbor worker, or an offshore worker who has suffered injuries in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, or elsewhere in the Bay Area in California, contact the knowledgeable maritime injury attorneys at Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski today.
With decades of combined experience and a drive that originates from their own passion for maritime pursuits, the maritime injury lawyers of Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski have what it takes to fight for maximum compensation in your case. To find out what Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski can do for you call 1 (800) 262-8529 today to schedule your free initial consultation.
The experienced maritime injury attorneys of Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski are both passionate and knowledgeable about the maritime industry in California. Maritime law involving injuries to maritime workers can be quite complicated, whether you are a dockworker, an offshore worker, or a seaman.
For shoreside workers injured on the job, such as longshoremen, harbor workers, ship builders, and shipyard workers, the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA) most likely applies to you. This is not a tort-related law, but rather a protection that operates under a similar premise as workers’ compensation. Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski represents longshoremen, harbor workers, and other maritime employees shoreside in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, and elsewhere in the Bay Area in California.
For seamen working on board container ships, passenger transportation vessels, ocean carriers, commercial fishing vessels, barges, domestic shipping vessels, boats, and other vessels that support California’s maritime economy, a maritime injury claim may be able to be brought under the Jones Act and general maritime law. The Jones Act and general maritime law provide remedies for workers when they become injured in an accident or fall ill in the service of a ship.
The experienced maritime injury attorneys at Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski can help you determine what body of law applies to your claim. If you have suffered an injury as a seaman, longshoreman, or another maritime employee in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, or elsewhere in the Bay Area, contact Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski to fight for maximum compensation in your case.
Port of San Francisco- The Port of San Francisco manages the waterfront as the gateway to a world-class city and advances environmentally and financially sustainable maritime, recreational and economic opportunities to serve the City, Bay Area, and California. View this website to find out more information about the port such as the San Francisco property map and the port's plan for 2016-2021.
If you are a maritime employee such as a commercial fisherman, merchant marine, or ship builder and have been injured on the job or offshore in or around San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, or throughout the Bay Area in California, contact the experienced maritime injury attorneys at Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski today. We have an office conveniently located in San Fransisco, California.
Our attorneys can build a strong case against the at-fault party for fair compensation for your injuries under the Jones Act, general maritime law, the LHWCA, and other maritime laws. Call the lawyers at Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski by calling 1 (800) 262-8529 today for a free and confidential consultation.
This article was last updated on April 26, 2017.
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