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Maritime Law

Challenges of a Jones Act Claim

20.11.2017 in Maritime Accidents, Maritime Law

For some, the process of getting compensation for an injury received at sea goes smoothly. Others struggle with the same process. Your Jones Act claim may be vulnerable to challenges that could prevent you from receiving some or all of your benefits. For this reason,…

How the Titanic Changed Maritime Law

24.07.2017 in Maritime Accidents, Maritime Law

After the sinking of the Titanic, several acts and laws were passed seeking to avoid another catastrophe. With the passing of new policy, ships now had better safety procedures and construction, constant contact with others on the sea and coastal radio stations, and rightful compensation…

Maritime Law vs. Law of the Sea

17.07.2017 in Maritime Accidents, Maritime Law

Maritime law and the law of the sea have almost nothing to do with another, despite the proximity that their names imply. Maritime law is domestic, whereas the law of the sea is international. United States Maritime law deals with injuries and property damage that…

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…