Maritime Lawsuit

Lawsuits happen every day for many different reasons. Sometimes it is a simple civil suit and sometimes it is a huge conglomerate suing another giant corporation, either way the term "lawsuit" is not uncommon in today's society. Many people do not realize that suing on land and suing "on water" are held as two different kinds of cases. A maritime lawsuit is usually held in admiralty court and, depending on the reasons for the suit, it might even be held in federal court. It is easy to see that no matter what the reason; a qualified lawyer should always be present at any maritime lawsuit hearing.

Fast Facts

  • Sailors have the right to file a claim against their vessel's owner for obvious unseaworthiness or gross neglect.
  • The LHWCA is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, as well as additional labor departments.

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