What is Maritime Law?
Maritime/Admiralty Law Explanation
Maritime law, also referred to as Admiralty law, governs the relationships between private entities which operate vessels in navigable waters. It provides specialized regulations for personal injuries that occur on the water or aboard any type of sea craft.
It differs from other areas of law in that lawsuits are based upon whether the vessel was operating in navigable waters, whether the vessel was considered on-shore or off-shore and often encompasses international defendants and law. Maritime law protects seamen (and women) for injuries they might receive while aboard a vessel.
Due to the complexity of maritime law, plaintiffs are best served by retaining the counsel of a qualified attorney who specializes in this type of law, such as Breit Law.