Many people are familiar with liability in the context of someone being held responsible for the injuries of another due to negligence or similar. When that happens, the injured party has the ability to make a claim through a lawsuit and, if proven, can seek recovery via damages. However, the ocean and maritime laws for many years were different. The legal assumptions people automatically assume happen on land were not the same on the water.
Accidents are terrible, no matter the size of the vehicles involved. Even in an accident involving small cars, serious injuries can occur. With larger vehicles such as 18-wheeler trucks, there is a greater chance of serious injuries, and even death. Often involving the forces of physics, big rigs move a significant amount of mass at speed and have very little ability to slow down or stop on a dime. Instead, the assembly with the brakes
If you’ve worked on an oil tanker, push boat, or fishing boat in the Mississippi Delta region, you know how that accidents can happen. The same holds true if you like to get out on the water with your own boat for fun with family and friends. Unfortunately, these scenarios can sometimes result in a serious accident. Since most accident victims are not familiar with the laws associated with maritime accidents, you should contact a
Much like any other profession, those working at sea need to be protected in the event of an accident or intentional injury towards them. However, because much of their work takes them into waters outside of state boundaries or even national boundaries, it can become quite tricky to provide justice. This is where Maritime or Admiralty law comes in. Here are some common questions regarding maritime law: What s Maritime law? Maritime law, which is