Maritime accidents are subject to state and federal laws. If you have been injured in a maritime accident, it is important that you consult your case with attorneys who are experienced in maritime law. At Charpentier Law Firm, P.A., our Central Florida maritime lawyer is vastly experienced in this area of the law.
Boarding on watercraft are near and dear to my heart, having grown up in Brevard County and being on the water a good part of my life, I love those hobbies, I love those sports. Unfortunately, many people are injured during these activities. It is important to have an attorney that can lead you through the land mines in the maritime law. That is important especially when you consider the fact that we have Federal Law in Brevard County and State Law as well to governs these types of cases. For instance, cruise ship that go out of Port Canaveral, if you are injured on a cruise ship, you can file perhaps in State Court, but you may be required to file in Federal Court. It depends on what the ticket says and be aware, a word of advice, there is a one-year statute of limitation written into the ticket and it is enforceable. These tickets also have jurisdictional requirements. In short, you need a lawyer with a lot of experience in the maritime area to avoid the land mines and these are sea land mines, no pun intended. With regard to jet skies, boating on our rivers, on our lakes, on our intracoastal waterway, these too are subject to both State Law and the Federal Law. If you are on the intracoastal waterway, an injury claim would be governed by Federal law. If you are in a landlocked lake, it is governed by State Law. The important differences are known by your attorney. Boating is fun. Scuba diving is fun. Water Skiing is fun. My family and I enjoy them all. But if you are hurt due to the negligence of another, you need an attorney with the ability to navigate the complex law and obtain the recovery to which you entitle.