Maritime, admiralty law, or the law of the sea is a separate body of procedural and substantive law governing ships and shipping, business or commerce transacted at sea, and the duties, rights, and liabilities of shipowners, shipmasters, and other maritime workers. Topics associated with admiralty include finds and salvage, maritime liens, forfeitures and penalties, towage, marinas, maritime contracts, and maritime injury. Under admiralty, the flag flown by the ship determines the law on board, meaning a ship flying the American flag in the Mediterranean Sea is subject to American admiralty law, and a ship flying the Greek flag in American waters is subject to Greek law. Please read on to find a maritime lawyer, attorney, admiralty lawyer, or to learn more about admiralty and maritime law. Maritime information and lawyer listings provided by

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Cruise Ships
Cruising is a favorite pastime of many Americans. Most cruises go off without a hitch, but the same problems – accidents, crime, illness – can befall you at sea as at home. If you remember to pack some common-sense legal knowledge along with your deck shoes, you'll be ready for stormy weather.
Admiralty Injury: Preparing to Meet with a Lawyer
It can be a big waste of time for both you and the lawyer if you are not prepared for your first meeting. Being unprepared can end up costing you money, because it will take longer for the lawyer you hire to get up to speed on your personal injury matter. The lawyer will want to know who you are and
Admiralty Injury: Selecting a Good Lawyer
Admiralty and maritime laws are unique, so you'll want a lawyer who specializes in this area if you have a maritime injury or claim. A great place to start your search for a lawyer is right here at You can do a free search to come up with a list of lawyers by using the Find A Lawyer sea
Meeting with a Maritime Injury Lawyer
Meeting with a lawyer the first time can be a little nerve racking. Relax, the lawyer is going to help you out, you are going to learn about your options and you may even start to sleep easier not having to worry about what you are going to do next. Also keep these things in mind to improve the expe
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