Have you been injured at sea?
Do you have a cargo or carrier issue relating to maritime shipping?
Admiralty / maritime law covers issues, activities and vessels on navigable waterways such as oceans, rivers and inland waterways.
Maritime law reflects federal law which covers both shipping commerce spanning international oceans as well as recreational vessels on much smaller bodies of water.
Admiralty law helps businesses resolve commerce issues such as lost cargo, transactions and also salvage award disputes.
Piracy or hijacking at sea cases are also covered by maritime law.
Admiralty law and the Jones Act in particular lay out provisions for sailors injured at sea which are different than personal injury cases on land and specifically define who qualifies as “seamen".
Cruise passengers falling ill and negligence claims on cruise ships would raise unique issues handled by maritime lawyers.
Maritime lawyers are often critical to businesses conducting commerce on the sea whether dealing with issues of seaworthiness, jurisdiction, and contracts. Use Super Lawyers to hire an admiralty lawyer in your area to help with your case.