Find an admiralty or maritime law attorney in Santa Cruz County, California for personal injury or wrongful death cases involving a cruise ship or recreational boating accidents in state or federal court.
Applicable laws for admiralty and maritime law cases include the Jones Act, the Death on the High Seas Act and the Long Shore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act.
Maritime law covers seamen, sailors, merchant marines, dock workers, crane operators at harbors, passengers and others on the water, both in and out of U.S. territorial jurisdiction.
CBLS Board Certification in Admiralty and Maritime Law - Lawyers certified in Admiralty and Maritime Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization have demonstrated substantial involvement in this area of practice.
The CBLS defines admiralty and maritime law as the "practice of law dealing with substantive and procedural aspects of the law that governs vessels, navigation and shipping."
Admiralty and maritime law also includes "injury and other claims by maritime workers and passengers, debts and torts of vessels, marine insurance, vessel charters, marine casualties, salvage and wreck removal, marine pollution, carriage of goods and cargo damage or loss, piracy, pilotage and towage."
Admiralty and maritime law also includes the "statutes and regulations that govern the operation of vessels, piers, marinas, and the impact of pollution upon navigable waters and, under certain circumstances, may include these activities on the high seas."
Established in 1899, the Maritime Law Association (MLA) seeks appropriate reforms and uniform interpretation in maritime law, which is the body of law that governs legal controversies and criminal offenses on the high seas.