Maritime Law in Kalama, Washington

The attorneys at BOATLAW, LLP have over 40 years of experience fighting for the rights of individuals injured in maritime accidents. Our clients include merchant mariners, tugboaters, longshoremen, and their families all across Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and California.

Have you been injured working on a vessel on the Columbia River and are now dealing with the negative impact of medical bills, lost wages, and physical impairment? Contact the knowledgeable attorneys at BOATLAW, LLP by calling 1-800-262-8529 today.

BOATLAW, LLP has multiple offices located along the Pacific Northwest, but for claims that originate in Washington, contact our Bellingham or Seattle offices.

Attorney for Maritime Negligence in Kalama, WA

The Port of Kalama lies on the Columbia River roughly thirty minutes north of Portland, Oregon. It is located in Cowlitz County, WA. The Port is ideally situated on both Interstate 5 and the Columbia River with mainline rail access. The thirty companies doing business at the Port employ over 1,000 people.

The Port provides miles of industry along the Washington riverfront, with acreage that spreads over seven miles long. Grain and timber are top commodities. Privately operated terminals at Port include RSG Forest Products, Kalama Export Company, TEMCO, LLC and Emerald Kalama Chemical, LLC.

The Port has an extensive recreational area as well, including a 222-slip marina for pleasure crafts.

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Types of Maritime Claims in Kalama, WA

Federal maritime law places a duty on all vessel owners to provide a seaworthy vessel to the seamen who work aboard their vessels. Failure to satisfy the warranty of seaworthy subjects vessel owners to liability for seamen’s damages caused by the breach. Vessel owners also owe a duty of care to harbor workers, repairmen and longshoremen that work aboard the vessels that call at the Port of Kalama. Vessel owners that fail to satisfy these duties may be held responsible for the following types of damages:

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Kalama, Washington Areas We Serve

We assist clients with maritime injury claims throughout Cowlitz County, WA, in areas that include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Ryderwood – 98581
  • Ariel – 98603
  • Carrolls – 98609
  • Castle Rock – 98611
  • Cougar – 98616
  • Kalama – 98625
  • Kelso – 98626
  • Longview – 98632
  • Silverlake – 98645
  • Toutie – 98649
  • Woodland – 98674

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Additional Resources

Cowlitz County District Court – Visit the official website of Cowlitz County to find useful links to the judicial branch of Cowlitz County. The website provides useful information on the types of cases that the District Court handles, including civil claims like maritime liability claims. The Cowlitz District Court serves Longview, Kelso, Kalama, Woodland, and Castle Rock. You can submit only payments, view the daily court docket, and learn more about the district court judges.

Cowlitz County District Court
312 SW 1st Ave., Rm. 207
Kelso, WA 98626
(360) 577-3073

U.S. District Court – Western District of Washington – The Court for the Western District of Washington is set to serve as the federal trial court for the west side of the State of Washington, that begins west of the Cascade Mountain Range and from the Oregon border to the Canadian border. The Tacoma Division serves Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, and Wahkiakum counties.

U.S. District Court – Western District of Washington
Tacoma Division
U.S. Courthouse
1717 Pacific Avenue, Rm 3100
Tacoma, WA 98402-3200
(253) 882-3800

Washington State Courts – Visit the Washington State Courts website for a full list of State courts throughout Washington, including in Cowlitz County. The site provides a list of courts from the municipal court level to the superior court level in each county in the State of Washington. It provides a court directory, court rules, and various links to programs and organizations that serve Washington communities.

Superior Court of Washington for Cowlitz County – the official website of the Superior Court of Cowlitz County. The site provides useful information on setting a case for trial, finding the court schedule, how to properly respond to a jury notice, and other useful information.

Cowlitz County Superior Court
The Hall of Justice
312 SW First Avenue
Kelso, WA 98626
(360) 577-3100

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Find a Lawyer for Maritime Liability in Cowlitz County, WA

If you or someone you know has been injured while working on a commercial vessel as a deckhand, diver, or any other maritime occupation and are seeking assistance with medical bills, lost wages, or other compensation as a result of the injury, contact BOATLAW, LLP.

Our lawyers have served the communities with maritime issues throughout the Pacific Northwest for years. We take cases throughout Cowlitz County, in the Longview Metropolitan area and in other areas throughout Washington State, including Longview, Grays Harbor, Olympia, Port Angeles, and Willapa Bay just to name a few.

Call BOATLAW, LLP at 1-800-262-8529 to schedule a no obligations consultation to learn more about how a maritime liability attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve.