Tampa, Florida – Maritime Lawyer*

Port of Tampa Traffic & Shipping Info

The Port of Tampa Bay is the largest port in the state of Florida, and includes a large number of rivers and waterways throughout Florida’s west coast. The sixteenth biggest port in the United States (by tonnage) in domestic trade, Port Tampa Bay is one of the most important points in America for trade with Central and South America, and one of the largest and most frequently-used shipping ports in America overall.

With an economic impact of more than $15 billion for the region and employing over 80,000 workers, Port Tampa Bay is a key component of the American shipping industry. International companies like Nippon Yusen and Zim Integrated Services, as well as local businesses like Dann Ocean Towing, Hendry Corp., Seabulk Towing, and Tampa Tugs all bring a number of products into and out of Port Tampa Bay to points abroad, and a number of different vessels pass through the Port like container ships, tanker ships, and roll-on/roll-off ships. Particularly in these modern days of supply chain congestion, the Port of Tampa has reinvented itself as a viable alternative for the shipping of vital goods throughout the United States and beyond.

Tampa Cruise Ship Attorneys

The sunny shores and prime location of Port Tampa Bay also make it a prime destination for cruise lines and sightseeing tours along Florida’s coast. Several major cruise lines homeport at Port Tampa Bay, such as Carnival Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean International, and a large number of tour boats take sightseers across the length of the Florida coast and into the Everglades. No matter how popular these cruise ships are to this day, the risk of accident, injury, and illness remains high on these vessels – and if you or a loved one were injured on board a cruise ship, you need the team of Tampa maritime injury lawyers at O’Bryan Law.

Maritime Accidents in Tampa

This amount of traffic can lead to a high amount of boat accidents and maritime injuries. The fog that can rise from the rivers of Tampa can hamper visibility and cause collisions between boats, or collisions between boats and nearby docks or buildings along the shoreline. Passengers aboard cruise lines can fall ill to cruise ship illnesses and longshoremen can get injured by negligence and accident while unloading cargo or working on the harbor. Any of these accidents can be equally hazardous to workers, passengers, and pedestrians on or near the water throughout Tampa, the risks of being injured on the water in Tampa are high – and that means you need a maritime lawyer to help you see it through.

Tampa, FL Maritime Injury Attorneys

Whatever maritime injury you’ve suffered, you need the tough and experienced Jones Act lawyers of O’Bryan Law. We’ve recovered millions for injured seamen or boaters just like you, and we’re willing to travel as far as we need to in order to get the facts and work on your case. If you’ve been injured while working or relaxing on the water, contact O’Bryan Law today and let us fight for you.

*In those federal district courts in which Dennis M. O’Bryan is not generally admitted to practice, such as Tampa, he gains admission pro hac vice, on a case by case basis, by securing the sponsorship of a reputable local attorney. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, where his office is located.