Maritime Law is a complex area of the law that has many complexities and nuances. It is important that any attorney practicing Maritime Law have a strong knowledge of the area of the law as well as a strong background in the law to know how it is applied in different cases and in different courts.
Maritime Law covers everything from injuries sustained while working to laws pertaining to contracts and piracy. Maritime Law includes Jones Act claims which provide workers with legal recourse if they are injured as a result of negligence or working on a vessel that was not seaworthy. Maritime Law will even cover seamen who are temporarily working onshore in certain circumstances.
Many seamen and their families are quite surprised to learn about Maritime Law since they are often given misinformation by well-intended family and friends. The only person a seaman should get his or her information from is an experienced Maritime Law attorney.
Few areas of the law are as misinterpreted, misunderstood or as complex as Maritime Law and that is why most attorneys who practice in this area of the law practice exclusively in the area. Maritime Law is not the type of law that an attorney should practice in if it is not a primary area of knowledge and experience and that is why anyone who is meeting with an attorney regarding Maritime Law should ask the attorney how much experience he or she has in it.
When meeting with an attorney like the Bobby Delise and Alton Hall, from the highly respected firm of Delise and Hall, you will feel comfortable enough to ask any and all of your questions and speak honestly and candidly with the attorney. Your attorney will listen to your circumstances and help frame whatever potential legal claims you may have and help you make a determination as to whether or not you should file a claim, what type of claim to file and where to file that claim.
Anyone who suspects that that they may have a legal claim under Maritime Law should consult with an attorney as soon as feasible in order to make sure that they do not lose the window of opportunity to file the claim (every claim will have a statute of limitations). The right legal counsel can help prevent you from making uninformed decisions which hurt or eliminate your legal protections.
In the Gulf Coast area Maritime Law if vitally important and that is why many seaman and their families look for the knowledge and expertise of the attorneys at Delise and Hall for Maritime Law.