Blog: Maritime Law
- What Legal Protections Do Workers Have After Offshore Accidents in California?
January 02, 2024Read More
How Does the Law Protect Injured California Offshore Workers? Offshore maritime work can be extremely hazardous. Whether you are employed as an oil rigger, a crew member on a vessel, a ship-breaker, or another variety of maritime employee, you face daily risks while on the job. However, just because you have a high-risk job does […]
- How Do California’s Maritime Laws Intersect with Federal Regulations in Injury Claims?
November 20, 2023Read More
What Role Does Federal Law Play in California Maritime Injury Claims? Maritime law, also known as admiralty law, is a complex area of law. If you have been injured while employed on a seagoing vessel, while working on docks or other areas adjacent to navigable waters, or as a passenger on a watercraft such as […]
- What Are the 8 Important Things to Do During a Ship Collision Accident?
June 03, 2023Read More
What Should You Do in the Event of a Ship Collision Accident? While technological innovations have reduced the number and severity of ship collisions in recent years, accidents can still occur due to negligence, mechanical failures, severe weather conditions, or other issues. If you are onboard a ship involved in a collision at sea or […]
- What Is Admiralty Law?
May 15, 2023Read More
What Do You Need to Know About Admiralty Law? Admiralty law is the body of law that regulates disputes, torts, and offenses that occur on navigable waters. Navigable waters are any waterways that can be used for interstate or foreign commerce, such as tidal waters, rivers, harbors, and canals. Issues covered by admiralty law include, […]
- What Do You Do After a Maritime Accident?
April 16, 2023Read More
How Can Your Actions Following a Maritime Accident Protect Your Legal Rights? As a maritime worker, you understand the risks inherent in your work, but do you know what to do if you’ve been injured in a maritime accident? By following the proper steps and seeking the advice of a skilled maritime accident lawyer, you […]
- How to File a Lawsuit for a Longshore Accident in California
March 05, 2023Read More
What is the Process for Filing a Longshore Accident Lawsuit in California? California’s longshore workers play a vital role in this country’s economy. Unfortunately, serious accidents are not uncommon due to the nature of the work. From heavy machinery malfunctions to falling objects, there are myriad ways to get injured as a longshoreman. If you’ve […]
- What is the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act?
February 22, 2023Read More
Why Was the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) Created? Congress enacted the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) in 1927. At the time, it was legally necessary to create a federal workers’ compensation program because employees who worked on navigable waters were not covered under any state’s workers’ compensation system due to […]
- What Is the Law of the Sea?
July 13, 2022Read More
While private activities on the ocean or navigable waters are governed by national and international maritime law, the relationships between countries when it comes to the use of the oceans is governed by a separate area of law called the Law of the Sea. Although the Law of the Sea is a body of public […]
- How Is Maritime Law Different from Personal Injury Law?
July 11, 2022Read More
If you are injured in an accident on the water or on a vessel, you may decide to pursue a personal injury claim against the party or parties whose negligence caused the accident. However, most injury cases that arise on a vessel or on the water are governed by maritime law rather than a state’s […]
- Does Maritime Law Apply to Lakes and Rivers?
July 09, 2022Read More
When you are involved in an accident or an incident on a lake or a river, you may not even consider that a special body of federal law will govern any claims you have arising from that accident or incident. Although lakes and rivers seem like the domain of state law, under certain circumstances these […]