Maritime Law Regulates Florida's Waterways
Maritime law holds particular significance in our state. Florida maritime law regulates all maritime occupations, along with recreational and commercial activities that occur in the ocean, rivers, lakes, and swamps. In this specialized area, the sooner accident victims seek counsel, the better.
The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is the government agency responsible for regulating the U.S. international ocean transportation system used by exporters, importers, and cruise lines. With miles of coastline dotted with ports and harbors, Florida has a global presence in these industries.
The most common types of accidents on or in the water involve recreational boats, including private sailboats, motorboats, kayaks, jet skis, and more. The use of alcohol plays a role in a number of accidents that occur, proving that any type of driving does not mix well with drinking.