Maritime laws are a distinct set of regulations that govern the navigable waters of the United States. Therefore, maritime matters are governed by federal law, not state personal injury law.
Even knowing when the maritime law applies sometimes can involve questions requiring the particular expertise of a maritime lawyer. The best personal injury attorney who devotes his or her practice to injuries occurring on land will be familiar with state law concepts that these cases involve. Maritime matters, on the other hand, are governed by federal law, and you need an attorney who understands these laws.
About Richard Serpe
Maritime and personal injury attorney Richard Serpe has dedicated his legal career to protecting the rights of the injured. He knows how the insurers of commercial vessels will do everything they can to minimize their financial liability. And, they will do so even if it is at the expense of decent medical care for the injured.
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After law school, Richard Serpe obtained a Master of Laws in Maritime & Admiralty (LL.M.) law from the Tulane University School of Law. Tulane’s School of Law is one of only a handful of universities in the U.S. offering maritime law degrees and is respected internationally. Richard Serpe has also obtained the highest ranking (Proctor) from the Maritime Law Association of the United States.