Our Maritime Trial Lawyers Know Maritime Law
Maritime and admiralty law is a branch of the law that is not very well known. Maritime law originally referred to the law of the sea, and admiralty law referred to the law of shipping and ships. Today, maritime law refers to the entire body of laws, rules, regulations and legal issues that relate to use of marine resources, ocean commerce and navigation. Admiralty law today refers to shipping and navigation both inland and at sea.
Maritime and admiralty law is unique in that the law is different than that on land. The law was developed because of the unique character and issues of the sea that workers, travelers and businesses faced on the sea. Although each country has its own rules and features governing maritime law, it is relatively international.
In the United States, maritime law is not governed by individual state law but by federal law that can be quite a complicated web, and there are many details to know if you want to be successful in a maritime injury case. If you were hurt on the water or in a marine activity, you want to hire an attorney who specializes in maritime law and knows its complexities. You want a law firm with a history of practicing maritime law. Just as you would see a doctor who specializes in the area of your body that you injured, you need an attorney who focuses on maritime law to represent you or your loved one in a maritime law case.
An attorney who is not familiar with maritime law would be lost; a person who has no legal experience might find things hopeless – they need someone to which they can turn. The maritime attorneys at Latti & Anderson LLP have been helping those injured at sea and on land for over 50 years. We understand maritime law and we know how to apply it to the cases our clients trust us to work on. Our maritime and Jones Act attorneys are familiar with all the laws that govern injuries at sea, including:
- Jones Act
- Longshore Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
- Admiralty Law
- Limitation of Liability Act
- Ocean Research Vessel Act
- Maintenance and Cure Rights
- Suits in Admiralty Act
- Public Vessels Act
- Death on the High Seas Act
We are also familiar with laws regarding maritime wage disputes, whether you disagree with a settlement statement or your employer is cutting your overtime.
To speak to one of our maritime and Jones Act lawyers, contact Latti & Anderson LLP today to discuss your case and find out how we investigate an accident or death. No matter which maritime law applies, we can give you the guidance you need, whether you are in Boston or Alaska. We serve clients nationwide. Please call us today so we can answer any questions you have and so we can help you.