Navigable Waters

Many people are unaware of the rules and regulations for waterways that protect recreational boaters as well as those who work on the river. All rivers are owned by the state in which they are located but held in trust for public use, enjoyment and commerce. Many waterways given status under this law are determined "rivers” under legal definitions.

The Benson Law Firm has experience with the Jones Act, 46 U.S.C. § 688 (1970). This law provides benefits that are completely different from other workers, due to the injury occurring while working on the water. You must have an experienced attorney guide you through your cases and navigable waters law.
If you have been in an accident on the water or injured while performing your work duties on a waterway, The Benson Law Firm is your choice for quality representation. Contact us today.

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The Benson Law Firm has been serving clients in the Chattanooga area since 1987. We have a general trial law practice and handle a wide variety of cases. Please see our areas of practice and call us if you have any questions.

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