Find an admiralty or maritime law attorney in Bristol County, Massachusetts 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.
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.
Lawyer Referral Service in Bristol County, MA - The Bristol County Bar Association (BCBA) sponsors a Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) from its offices in New Bedford, MA. The LRS helps individuals and businesses find a qualified attorney throughout the county. When you call the service a trained staff person will discuss the case with you during a brief and confidential intake process to determine which type of attorney is needed. You will then receive a referral to a local attorney experienced in that practice area of the law.