What is Admiralty and Maritime Law?
Admiralty and Maritime Law is a complex area of law which arises from the days of antiquity…. It is an amalgamation of state, federal and international law. More specifically, a body of private international law governing the relationships between private entities which operate vessels on the world’s oceans. Maritime law encompasses collisions, piracy, salvage, cargo losses, sinkings, groundings and other matters that we typically think of when thinking of ships sailing on the high seas. However, maritime law also encompasses the recreational marine industry in matters involving boating accidents, warranty claims, salvage, and other maritime losses and claims. Lest we not forget the transactional side in matters involving purchase and sale transactions, chartering, vessel documentation and registration, as well as contractual disputes involving contractual and warranty issues.
Why do I need an admiralty and maritime lawyer?
In order to come to grips with our ever-changing world, each profession has experienced a high level of specialization. As in many other professions such as the medical field, we have seen a number of different specialties arise to serve the needs of consumers seeking expertise and knowledge. Simply said….. you don’t go to your dentist when you’re having chest pain. The legal arena is no different. The laws regarding Admiralty and Maritime matters are increasingly complex and ever-changing. Certainly, your interests are better protected with an attorney familiar with the field of Admiralty and Maritime Law. Perry and Neblett specializes in maritime law which applies to boats, ships, seamen, longshoremen, yacht brokers, marine suppliers, and any type of incident incident that occurs on the navigable waters.