Maritime law, commonly referred to as admiralty law, relates law to events that occur on water, which include seas, oceans, large lakes or rivers that can be used for commercial shipping and other commercial activities, such as cruises and boating. Injuries that occur on water, such as on a cruise ship, sailboat, yacht, steamer, commercial ship, and oil rigs are governed by maritime and admiralty law.
These forms of law are highly complex and require tremendous experience. At the Rasansky Law Firm, our ship injury lawyers are well-versed in this type of law as well as the compensation mechanisms for the injuries sustained while on a boat, on the water, or on a ship.
Maritime law covers injury and death in situations such as
- Cruise ship accidents
- Sinking of ships
- Boating injury
- Crimes such as rape or assault aboard a ship
- Employee harassment cases on board cruise lines
- Boating accident compensation
Who is Covered Under Maritime Law?
Seamen injured on seagoing vessels on navigable waters and offshore oil rigs that can be towed are covered under maritime law. Seamen broadly encompasses several types of individuals, including people employed on a vessel to assist in the voyage, employees on a vessel engaged in commerce or trade in navigable waters, and employees working on a vessel owned and operated by American companies. These types of individuals may include ship officers, harbor pilots, oil workers, technicians, helicopter pilots, tugboat workers, casino boat employees, barge workers, supply boat workers, semi-submersible oil drilling rig workers, jack-up oil drilling rig, harbor-workers, ship repairmen, shipbuilders, and ship-breakers.
Have you suffered an accident, injury, or harm while on a boat? Contact the Rasansky Law Firm online, or call our offices anytime at 1-800-Attorney (1-800-288-6769) to discuss your situation with our experienced boat and ship attorneys. In the complimentary consultation, our attorneys will review your experiences and situation and provide you information regarding your legal rights, options, and responsibilities.
We demand strict professional standards. Our Dallas based attorneys are among the best maritime and admiralty lawyers and have resolved many multi-million dollar personal injury cases. We are passionate about our role as advocates and treat our clients with complete respect and compassion. We are committed to utilizing all available legal advantages and tactics to successfully resolve your personal injury claim.