If you are seeking to file a personal injury, wrongful death, or civil claim pertaining to federal maritime law, the team at our Daytona, FL, law practice will provide you with the assistance you need. The attorneys at Chanfrau & Chanfra can use their knowledge of federal maritime law to determine whether another party is responsible for your injury or property damage and help you seek compensation. To schedule a consultation, contact Chanfrau & Chanfrau today.
Florida boaters and federal law
The United States international ocean transportation system used by exporters, importers, and cruise lines is governed and regulated by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC). Since Florida has a global presence in these industries, our attorneys have extensive experience handling personal injury, wrongful death claims, and property damage claims that fall under federal maritime jurisdiction.
Federal Maritime Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims
If you were injured or a family member was killed while in federal or international waters, it may be possible to file a claim against the negligent party in federal court. If your claim falls under federal jurisdiction, we will work diligently to establish fault, demonstrate that one or more parties acted negligently, and seek just and legal financial compensation for damages. In such cases, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future lost wages
- Past and future lost wages of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
- Pain and suffering
When representing clients in these cases, our team will seek the maximum amount of compensation to help victims and their families begin healing and move forward.
Federal Maritime Property Damage Claims
In addition to filing personal injury and wrongful death claims, it may also be possible to file a claim for property damage. If your property was damaged or destroyed while onboard a vessel on federal waters, or a vessel belonging to you was damaged by another while out at sea, we can help you recover financial compensation from the negligent party. Our team will first work to establish fault by determining the cause of the incident. From there, we can work to demonstrate that the liable party acted negligently and their actions resulted in the damage or destruction of your property.
When pursuing compensation for cases involving federal maritime law, it is important that you gather evidence. While reviewing your case, we can determine whether it falls under federal or state maritime law. After evaluating the evidence, establishing the appropriate jurisdiction, and determining the at-fault party, we can file a claim on your behalf. International businesses and their insurance providers will often attempt to settle for the lowest possible amount, but we can help maximize your claim.
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The attorneys at Chanfrau & Chanfrau have a thorough understanding of federal maritime law, and we can see to it that your interests are represented in court. We are large enough to serve you professionally, yet small enough to get to know you personally. Contact our law firm today to schedule a personal consultation.