Is There A Difference In Whether Your Claim Is Governed By Maritime Laws or Not?

The answer to that question has many serious repercussions for you:

  • WHERE A CLAIM HAS TO BE FILED.
  • WHAT LAWS APPLY TO YOUR CLAIM.
  • WHAT STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS APPLY TO YOUR CLAIM.

Maritime law is a form of common law or law built by custom, that has been passed down for hundreds of years. Maritime law is also made up of certain federal statutes passed by Congress.

Some state court decisions also factor into maritime law. This is why it is important to find a maritime attorney to handle your claim that knows the maritime law and has actually handled maritime cases.

TYPES OF CLAIMS WHERE MARITIME LAW MAY APPLY:

  • Boating collisions in “navigable waters”.
  • Collisions between Jet Skis. (Also known as Personal Water Craft: “PWC”)
  • Boat or Jet Ski striking swimmer.
  • Injuries occurring on rented vessels.
  • Cruise Ship injuries. (See our Cruise Ship page on this website.)
  • Parasailing injuries.
  • Injuries at or near docks.
  • Injuries on offshore gambling vessels.
  • Injuries where vessels strike bridges.

 

***None of the foregoing is legal advice and is not meant to give legal advice. Each case is different. This is why it is important to contact us on the specific facts of your case. What you say in making the claim can greatly affect your outcome.