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October 24, 2023
by Jamie Foster

Admiralty Law – The Law of the Sea

Maritime law, also known as admiralty law, is a separate body of law from regular law that governs maritime commerce, navigation, salvage, shipping, sailors, and the transportation of passengers and goods by sea. For over 30 years, the Falcon Law Firm has represented clients injured or killed in accidents while working on boats or offshore platforms.

How Admiralty Law is Different

If you are involved in an accident or incident on a lake or river, you may be surprised to learn that federal maritime law may apply to your case. Maritime law is a separate body of law from state law that governs accidents and incidents that occur on navigable waters. Navigable waters are bodies of water that are used or capable of being used for interstate or foreign commerce.

Lakes and rivers can be considered navigable waters under federal law, even if they are located entirely within one state. This means that if you are involved in an accident on a lake or river, your case may be governed by federal maritime law, even if the accident occurred in state waters.

Maritime law differs significantly from state law in many ways. For example, maritime law claims are typically filed in federal court, which has different rules and procedures than state court. Additionally, maritime law provides certain protections and remedies that are not available under state law.

Therefore, if you have been injured in an accident on a lake, river, or in the gulf, it is important to speak with one of Falcon Law’s maritime law attorneys. A maritime lawyer can review the facts of your case to determine whether maritime law applies and can help you pursue your claims in the appropriate forum.

Our History with Admiralty Law

Our attorneys have extensive experience handling maritime cases, including those involving the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act, personal injury claims, pipeline spills, drilling rig accidents, well blowouts, ship collisions, and barge collisions. The Falcon Law Firm has successfully argued an important federal maritime case in front of the United States Supreme Court, American Dredging v. Miller, 510 U.S. 443 (1994). In a 7-2 vote, the Supreme Court justices agreed with our firm, which resulted in injured mariners keeping an essential remedy available to them.

Our attorneys have experience representing clients from foreign countries and handling complex maritime cases with international factors. Maritime law is a specialized field, so it is imperative that any actions resulting in damages to a person or property at sea be reviewed by an experienced maritime lawyer.

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How Can the Falcon Law Firm Help?

The Falcon Law Firm has a proven track record of success in all aspects of maritime law. If you or someone you care about has been injured while working offshore or on an oil platform, contact us today at 504-341-1234. Our attorneys will fight for your rights and seek the compensation you and your family deserve.
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Meet the Attorney - Timothy J. Falcon

If you have questions about the Exactech Recall for hip, knee, and ankle transplants, contact Timothy J. Falcon today. Mr. Falcon has successfully settled and tried cases that resulted in numerous settlements or judgments over the million dollar mark. In 1993, he successfully argued an important federal maritime case in front of the United States Supreme Court In a 7-2 vote the justices of the Supreme Court agreed with Mr. Falcon and he kept an important remedy available for injured mariners. He possesses years of experience in the field of personal injury, making him an expert when it comes to fighting for the rights of those who have been wronged by corporate entities. You can call Mr. Falcon’s office directly at (504)341-1234 or send an email today.

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