Our Maritime Lawyers Are Also Sailors
At the Ann Arbor law firm of Biggs & Gunst P.C. Attorneys At Law, our admiralty lawyers are also experienced, professional mariners. As professional mariners themselves, our maritime attorneys have a unique insight into vessel operations and management that cannot be replicated. If you are a vessel owner, operator or manager, the lawyers at our maritime law firm can help you navigate the complicated federal maritime laws and regulations.
The Complex Intricacies Of Maritime Law
Maritime law, also known as admiralty law, is a distinct and complex area of the law. Maritime law is largely made up of federal statutes and federal case laws that govern the navigable waters in and surrounding the United States. The laws that govern maritime-related matters can be vastly different than nonmaritime-related personal injury and property damage claims.
Our maritime lawyers, as mariners themselves, are especially adept at facilitating the complicated licensing and application processes. Maritime law is a niche practice area. Its laws are intricate and filled with nuances. Hiring an experienced maritime law attorney who also has decades of experience as a mariner will ensure that you have qualified representation for your maritime legal matter.
Legal Services For Vessel Owners, Operators And Mariners
Our maritime lawyers represent clients nationwide who are facing maritime legal matters, including:
- Licensing, inspections and Merchant Mariner Credentials (MMC): Our attorneys aid mariners with licensing and the MMC application process and facilitate Coast Guard inspections. Our lawyers also provide assistance and legal representation with Revocation and Suspension (R&S) proceedings.
- Accidents at sea: We provide legal representation for those injured in recreational boating accidents or those suffering from injuries that occurred on a passenger vessel or a cruise ship.
- Professional mariners: If you or someone you love was injured on a commercial vessel, we facilitate Jones Act injury claims and workers’ compensation claims under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA).
We fully understand that the maritime industry is a dangerous one. Commercial mariners put their lives at risk when they work at sea. As personal injury attorneys, we also represent family members of loved ones who are pursuing wrongful death claims on behalf of loved ones who have been injured and killed at sea or in their maritime profession.
Schedule A Free Consultation With A Maritime Law Attorney
No matter what maritime legal matter you are facing, speaking with an experienced maritime law attorney can help you understand your options. Our admiralty lawyers offer free, initial consultations. To schedule your free appointment with an attorney at Biggs & Gunst P.C. Attorneys At Law, call us at 734-720-4445 or contact our office online.