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Maritime Accidents

Maritime Towage Accidents

14.07.2017 in Maritime Accidents

Towing is one of the most common–and riskiest–maritime activities. Maritime towage accidents are frequent, as small but powerful tugboats move much larger ships in crowded harbors, tow oil platforms or barges laden with dangerous materials, and conduct risky salvage missions in the high seas. The…

Who is at Fault in a Maritime Collision?

07.07.2017 in Maritime Accidents, Maritime Law

Determining who caused a maritime collision is quite a bit different than if you were dealing with an auto collision. The rules of the road are clear and generally known by everyone legally allowed to drive. The rules and reality of navigating water are different…

Small Boat Safety Tips

23.06.2017 in Maritime Accidents, Maritime Law, Personal Injury

The sunshine-filled days of summer are perfect for relaxation on the water, but enjoying fun still, requires taking precautions. The following small boat safety tips can be the difference between life and death, so be certain to familiarize yourself with them to protect your family…

Does Maritime Law Apply to Lakes?

21.06.2017 in Maritime Accidents, Maritime Law

If you got injured in an accident that occurred on a lake, federal maritime law might apply to your case instead of state liability laws. In such cases, you will need the assistance of an experienced Houston maritime lawyer. Federal maritime law, also known as…

Who Can File a DOHSA Claim?

31.05.2017 in Maritime Accidents

The Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA) is a federal statute codified in 46 U.S.C. §§ 30301–30308 and is one of many maritime laws that apply to offshore accidents. The law was enacted by Congress in 1920 to create a remedy for wrongful deaths…