If You Are Involves In An Incident That Involves Maritime Law It Is Essential to Find A Good Lawyer

by Terry Bryant

Maritime law is the laws that govern the sea, and since these regulations are enforced by the federal government in the guise of the Coast Guard, knowing what your rights are if you’re injured or arrested means you’ll need the services of an attorney who specializes in this particular area. If injuries occur while working on a vessel or an oil rig an attorney that is familiar with the Jones Act will need to be contacted.

It’s also a good idea to contact an attorney if something occurs on a cruise ship as well. That’s because you’ll need their services when it comes to dealing with both those that represent the cruise line, as well as the regulations that govern international waters.  Since cruise lines often go into foreign territories, most regulations you’ll be faced with will be international in nature. By having an attorney who is an expert in maritime law, you will have legal representation that knows the federal court system as well as having knowledge in dealing with the international systems and regulations that are in place.

The insurance companies will have their own legal team to support their interests and will be well aware of the regulations covered under the Jones Act. They will do whatever they can to minimize how much they’re going to be responsible for. This is why it is so important to have an attorney that is experienced in maritime law to represent your interests. This is the only way to be sure that your rights are being protected and that you’ll have a better chance of getting the compensation you deserve.

Whether the incident involves a boating accident, an oil rig explosion or a cruise liner mishap, it is vital to hire an attorney that will stand up to the responsible party and fight for justice to be served.