When accidents occur at sea, they are governed by a unique set of statutes known as maritime law. Depending on the type of waterway or vehicle on which you were injured, your case may fall under state or federal law. If you are injured while enjoying recreation or working off the coast, you need an attorney who understands the complicated precedents that apply to your case. A maritime lawyer with Charpentier Law Firm, P.A. can determine whether you are entitled to financial compensation for your accident.
Our team, led by Stephen G. Charpentier, has helped many clients receive compensation after maritime accidents. We can help you build a case and collect damages for medical bills as well as pain and suffering. If you have been injured in a maritime accident, call (321) 631-5446 to arrange a free case review at our offices in Titusville, Cocoa, or Melbourne, FL.
Trust Your Cast to a Maritime Law Attorney
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 an attorney. Charpentier Law Firm, P.A., can help you collect.
About Maritime Law
Also known as admiralty law, maritime law describes the statutes and precedents that govern legal disputes on navigable waters. Depending on the nature of your accident, an injury taking place on a navigable body of water may fall under maritime law. If so, your case will require an advanced understanding of both state and federal maritime legislation. Hiring a maritime lawyer is the first step in ensuring your injury is handled fairly and that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Maritime Work-Related Injuries
There are very real dangers associated with maritime work. Slip and fall accidents, issues with cargo loads shifting suddenly, or falling overboard are all dangers maritime workers face every day. Broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and death are all common in maritime work accidents. This type of injury can cause you to lose your main source of income and affect the course of your life.
Whether your accident occurred in the commercial boating field or during recreation, our team at Charpentier Law Firm can help you build a strong case.
If you are injured while working on an ocean barge, fishing boat, or another sea vessel, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. If an equipment manufacturer or other third party contributed to your injury, you may also have a case for a personal injury suit. Our team can help you understand the unique laws affecting your workers’ compensation or work-related injury claim and work to ensure you receive the compensation you need and deserve.
Cruise Ship Accidents
Almost every day, cruise ships leave from Port Canaveral. When you book a ticket on a cruise ship, you sign an agreement limiting the type of legal action you can take against the cruise ship and its parent company. If you are injured on a cruise ship, your case will likely be governed by federal law rather than state law. In addition, you are subject to a one-year statute of limitations, meaning you have a fixed amount of time in which to file a claim against the cruise line.
Other Maritime Accidents
Living on the coast of Central Florida offers a multitude of opportunities for recreation. From jet skiing to boating, there is a range of exciting activities to enjoy on the Intracoastal Waterway and other bodies of water. Unfortunately, boating accidents are common on these waterways and can result in serious injury. If other drivers act recklessly or irresponsibly and cause an accident, we believe they should be held accountable for their actions.
Depending on the location of your accident, your case may be governed by state or federal law. For example, accidents that occur on the Intracoastal Waterway fall under federal maritime law, while landlocked lakes are handled at the state level. Our attorneys have handled many of these cases and can help you receive the financial compensation to which you are legally entitled.
Representing a Range of Maritime Cases
Whether your accident occurred in the commercial boating field or during recreation, our team at Charpentier Law Firm can help you collect due restitution. Our attorneys understand maritime law and will work to ensure you collect the compensation necessary to cover medical expenses and other losses. Contact our offices online or call (321) 631-5446 today to schedule a free case review.