Maritime law is a legal body that regulates ships and shipping. As sea-borne transportation is one of the most ancient channels of commerce, rules for maritime and trade disputes developed very early in recorded history. Modern admiralty law, often called simply admiralty or maritime law, has its origins in the classical Rhodian law. No primary written specimen of the Rhodian law has survived, but it is alluded to in Roman and Byzantine legal codes as well as the customs of the Hanseatic League, the dominant trading power of the Middle Ages and Early Modern eras.
Admiralty law is distinguished from the Law of the Sea, which is a body of public international law dealing with navigational rights, mineral rights, jurisdiction over coastal waters and international law governing relationships between nations. Although each legal jurisdiction usually has its own enacted legislation governing maritime matters, admiralty law is characterized by a significant amount of international law developed in recent decades, including numerous multilateral treaties.
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If you have a loved one or you know of somebody who rode on a passenger ship or who is working in the maritime industry who suffered injuries while performing their work and wish to file a complaint against the company, consulting a maritime or admiralty lawyer is your best option. Maritime lawyers specialize in dealing with cases involving marine commerce, marine navigation, seafarers, shipping and the transport of goods and passengers at sea. They can help you with issues that pertain to maritime activities whether on land or at sea. Please contact The Curry Law Group for legal counsel or legal representation. We service the entire Tampa Bay Area and would like the chance to represent you. Please fill out the form on this page or contact our office today.