America’s Leading Maritime Lawyers Representing Passenger and Crew Injured on Ships in Miami, Florida and Worldwide
Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. is a firm of veteran maritime lawyers with over 165 years of combined experience bringing justice to the victims of accidents and injuries at sea. Named “Lawyer of the Year” in Admiralty and Maritime 2020 (Miami) by US News & World Report, you have come to the right place if you or a loved one has been injured or assaulted at sea.
Since the firm’s founding in 1971, we have helped thousands of injured passengers and crew members recover the maximum compensation they are entitled to under the maritime law. With over $300 million dollars recovered on behalf of our clients, our firm will work hard to get you the highest recovery possible, whether you are located in Miami, Florida, across the US, or worldwide, we have the ability to assist.
With all four of our partners named to “Best Lawyer” in America as well as our firm being named to “Best Law Firms” by US News & World Report for the 6th consecutive year, let us put our experience to work for you. Your consultation is completely free — contact us now.
- Our Firm By the Numbers
- TV Appearances
- Landmark Cases
- About Our Maritime Lawyers
- When Do you Need a Maritime Lawyer?
- Types of Maritime Cases We Handle
- Cruise Lines and Shipping Companies We Sue
- Our Results
- Admiralty and Maritime Laws
- Miami Maritime Lawyer FAQs
- Questions to Ask Your Maritime Attorney
Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. – By the Numbers
When it comes to the high-stakes intricacies of maritime law, do not just take our word for it.
Our lawyers have:
- A collective 165 years of experience in maritime and admiralty law.
- Recovered over $300 million for our clients.
- Handled over 3,000 successful maritime personal injury claims.
- Received more than 20 high-profile awards and distinctions, including a Best Lawyers Award for Admiralty and Maritime Law.
- A zero-dollar, no-obligation consultation policy. Contact us now so we can help you understand your rights and the steps you should take to get the best possible outcome for your case.
- Appeared on hundreds of nationally televised programs as the expert authority on admiralty and maritime law.
Our Attorney TV Appearances Covering Admiralty & Maritime Cases
Work With the Team That Sets Precedents in Maritime Law
Our firm of Miami maritime lawyers is constantly pushing boundaries by representing — and winning — landmark cases that set precedent for all cases going forward. This cutting-edge understanding of maritime law is one only one of the reasons why hiring Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. for your Miami maritime law case is an easy decision to make.
Our impressive list of landmark cases includes the following:
Appellate Opinion in K.T. vs Royal Caribbean Cruises, LTD
This is a landmark decision that will require every cruise line to warn passengers about the risk of rapes and sexual assaults on their vessels. LMAW obtains landmark Appellate Court decision in a case where a teenage girl was raped while aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise ship
This is a landmark decision that will require every cruise line to warn passengers about the risk of rapes and sexual assaults on their vessels. LMAW obtains landmark Appellate Court decision in a case where a teenage girl was raped while aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise ship finds that cruise lines have a duty to warn passengers about the risk of rapes and sexual assaults on their cruise ships. This critically important decision shines a much-needed light on the hidden epidemic of rapes and sexual assaults on the high seas.
First Class Action in Admiralty Allowed
HERNANDEZ v. The MOTOR VESSEL SKYWARD 61 F.R.D. 558 (S.D. Fla. 1973)
PROCEDURAL POSTURE: In an action for breach of contract, negligence, and breach of implied warranty of fitness arising out of a pleasure cruise during which the passengers and the crew were exposed to contaminated food
HERNANDEZ v. The MOTOR VESSEL SKYWARD 61 F.R.D. 558 (S.D. Fla. 1973)
PROCEDURAL POSTURE: In an action for breach of contract, negligence, and breach of implied warranty of fitness arising out of a pleasure cruise during which the passengers and the crew were exposed to contaminated food or water, plaintiff passengers filed a motion to certify their action against defendant cruise line as a class action pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 23(b)(1)(A).
OVERVIEW: The cruise line contended that a mass tort or mass accident case was unsuitable for class action treatment. The court held that only the negligence issue was available for class treatment because a ruling on that issue would be applicable to any prospective claimant and the requirements under Fed. R. Civ. P. 23 for class treatment of that issue were present in the case. The other issues pertaining to proximate cause, contract liability, adequacy of medical treatment afforded to each passenger, and damages were individual in nature and could not be certified for class treatment. The court held that the interests of all concerned would be advanced by a single determination of the negligence issue under Fed. R. Civ. P. 23(c)(4)(A).
OUTCOME: The court certified for class treatment the single issue of negligence in the preparation of food and water provided to the passengers.
Error in Medical Negligence Case to not Allow Interrogatories Regarding Textbooks Regarded as Authoritative by Defendant Physician
BUGA v. WIENER, M.D. 277 So. 2d 296; (Fla. App. 4th 1973)
PROCEDURAL POSTURE: The plaintiffs, patient, and her husband sought review of a decision from the Circuit Court, Broward County (Florida), which, based upon a jury verdict, entered judgment in favor of defendant physician on plaintiffs’ medical malpractice complaint
BUGA v. WIENER, M.D. 277 So. 2d 296; (Fla. App. 4th 1973)
PROCEDURAL POSTURE: The plaintiffs, patient, and her husband sought review of a decision from the Circuit Court, Broward County (Florida), which, based upon a jury verdict, entered judgment in favor of defendant physician on plaintiffs’ medical malpractice complaint. The plaintiffs sought damages for the defendant’s alleged negligence in treating the plaintiff patient, and on an alternate theory of liability, based upon a breach of contract claim.
OVERVIEW: The plaintiffs, the patient, and her husband filed a complaint against the defendant physician, charging that the defendant negligently performed a manipulation of the plaintiff patient’s knee. As an alternate theory of liability, the complaint charged that the defendant entered into a contract with the plaintiff patient to perform manipulation to eliminate stiffness in her knee, but breached the contract because the manipulation resulted in a locked leg. Based upon a jury verdict, the lower court entered judgment in defendant’s favor. The plaintiffs contended that the lower court erred in sustaining the defendant’s objections to several of plaintiffs’ interrogatories and that the lower court erred in instructing the jury. The appellate court reversed and remanded for a new trial. The appellate court held that two of the contested interrogatories were valid as being reasonably calculated to lead to admissible evidence because they called for a listing of textbooks recognized by the defendant as authoritative to the plaintiff patient’s treatment. The appellate court further determined that the lower court’s instructions that were inconsistent with plaintiffs’ theory of recovery constituted reversible error.
OUTCOME: The lower court’s judgment in favor of the defendant physician on negligence and breach of contract claims brought by plaintiffs, patient, and her husband, was reversed and remanded for a new trial. The appellate court held that the lower court erred in sustaining an objection to two interrogatories, and the trial court’s error in giving inconsistent jury instructions constituted reversible error.
About Our Maritime Lawyers
The maritime and admiralty attorneys at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. have been dedicated to helping victims of maritime accidents, injuries, assaults, and wrongful death for nearly 50 years. Read on to learn more about our firm’s four named partners:
- Charles Lipcon, founder of Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. provides personalized representation to complex maritime law and injury clients, backed by nearly 50 years of experience. A National Merit Scholar, Mr. Lipcon has been AV rated for 26 consecutive years.
- Jason R. Margulies is a veteran admiralty attorney and University of Miami alumnus with over 20 years of experience. Mr. Margulies has received impeccable ratings, including an AV Preeminent 5 out of 5 rating and a 10 out of 10 rating from Avvo.
- Ricardo V. Alsina is a University of Miami alumnus with a Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV — the highest rating in the industry for legal ability and compliance with rules of professional ethics.
- Michael A. Winkleman is an established trial lawyer with numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts. Mr. Winkleman is an authoritative resource on maritime law for major news programming, including The Today Show, Inside Edition, 20/20, Fox & Friends, and many more…
In addition to the firm’s four named partners, all of who have been named to Best Lawyers in America ®, the attorneys at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman include 12 attorneys each specializing in maritime law and admitted to practice in courts all over the country.
When Do You Need a Maritime Lawyer?
A maritime lawyer is needed when your accident or injury occurs at sea. That is because the laws on the navigable waters differ from the laws in your state, and most attorneys that don’t specialize in this area, won’t have the experience or expertise to handle your matter as well as a firm that is highly specialized. In fact, many general personal injury firms partner with us to handle their maritime
Types of Maritime Cases We Handle
From our headquarters in Miami, Florida, we represent victims of all types of accidents and injuries at sea. Here are some of the maritime cases we handle:
- Cruise Ship Passenger Accidents
- Cruise Ship Rape and Sexual Assault
- Seafarer and Crewmember Accidents
- Cruise Ship Overboard Accidents
- Cruise Passenger Disappearances
- Cruise Ship Drowning Accidents (and land based Swimming Pool Drowning Accidents)
- Shore Excursion Accidents
- Cruise Ship Asbestos Claims
- Boating Accidents
- Yacht Accidents
- Jet Ski, Wave Runner, and Personal Watercraft Accidents
- Parasailing Accidents
- Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Accidents
- Offshore Accidents
- Maritime Class Action Lawsuits
If you have been injured or assaulted at sea on a cruise ship, boat, vessel, ferry, yacht, on a rig, in port or offshore whatsoever — contact our experienced Miami based maritime lawyers for experience you can trust.
Cruise Lines and Shipping Companies We Sue
With a worldwide reputation for excellence and integrity, Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. works on behalf of the injured victims, not boat owners or large companies who may also be a party to a lawsuit. The following is a list of the companies we have sued and obtained positive results on behalf of the victims. This is not a complete list of every defendant, rather just a sampling to show you our experience.
- Carnival Cruise Lines
- Celebrity Cruises
- Costa Cruises
- Crystal Cruises
- Cunard Line
- Disney Cruise Line
- Holland America Line
- Mediterranean Shipping Cruises USA
- Norwegian Cruise Line
- Oceania Cruises
- Princess Cruises
- Radisson Seven Seas Cruises
- Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection
- Royal Caribbean International
- Seabourn Cruise Line
- Silversea Cruises
- Island Queen Cruises
- Pullmantur Cruises
- P&O Cruises
- Virgin Voyages
- American Seafoods
- Antillean Marine Shipping Corp.
- CMA CGM Group
- Crowley Maritime Corporation
- Icicle Seafoods, Inc.
- Maersk Lines Limited
- Tropical Shipping
- Ocean Drilling & Exploration Company (ODECO)
- Port of Miami
- Starboard Cruise Services
- Steiner Transocean
- Sturm, Ruger & Co.
We have successfully handled more than 3,000 maritime matters, and we encourage you to check our results. Our firm has successfully argued and presented several cases that have been deemed to be “landmark” cases which actually help shape the law. If you were injured at sea, contact us at 877-233-1238 for a free confidential consultation with one of our experienced miami based maritime lawyers.
Our Maritime Lawyers Results Speak for Themselves
We have recovered over $300 million on behalf of our clients. Below is only a small sample of our work. For additional details about any of these cases, please visit our results page.
- $25,843,903.00 – Seaman Burn Injuries
- Confidential – Cruise Passenger Rape and Sexual Assault
- Confidential – Cruise Passenger Sexual Assault Claim 14 Year Old Girl
- $6,100,000.00 – Crewmember Death
- Confidential – Cruise Passenger Claim Broken Hip
- Confidential – Cruise Passenger Claim Ship Gangway
- $4,300,000.00 – Willie R. Walker vs. Florida Power & Light Company
- Confidential – Cruise Passenger Sexual Assault Claim Steward Assault
- Confidential – Cruise Passenger Sexual Assault Claim Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- $3,600,000.00 – Benedetto Emanuele Caraffa vs. Carnival Cruise Lines
- $3,500,965.00 – Langmead vs. Admiral Cruises
- $Confidential – Beam vs. Carnival Corporation
- $3,342,440.00 – Varela vs. Dantor Cargo Shipping
- Confidential – Crewmembers Claim Injuries Burns
- Confidential – Seamans Claims Injuries Safety Glasses
- $2,362,299.00 – William Skye vs. Maersk Lines Limited
If you were injured or assaulted at sea, please contact us for a free confidential consultation.
Guide to Maritime and Admiralty Law
Maritime law, also referred to today as admiralty law, is the area of law concerned with the activity that takes place on navigable waters such as the Ocean.
Injuries and incidents on cruise ships, cargo vessels, pleasure craft, jet skis, and other vessels are treated differently than other types of legal injury claims. A special body of laws, conventions, and treaties collectively called admiralty & maritime law — interchangeable terms in today’s language — establish legal rules applicable to civil litigation and insurance claims related to ships, shipping, and offshore work.
Maritime and admiralty law covers various categories and offshore circumstances including cruise ships, cargo vessels, marine commerce, sea navigation, negligence, unseaworthiness, and civil marine torts and injuries to name a few.
Our law firm focuses specifically on maritime law, with a prolific history of winning settlements and verdicts for our clients that have suffered catastrophic injuries, accidents and/or the death of a loved one while aboard a cruise ship, ferry, tugboat, barge, cargo ship, oil rig, commercial fishing boat — or any other vessel at sea.
What Constitutes Maritime and Admiralty Law?
At one time, the terms “admiralty law” and “maritime law” had two different meanings. “Admiralty” once referred to the judicial court in England and the early American colonies that handled legal matters related to shipping. Maritime law later emerged to handle cases related to sea travel and commerce. Eventually, the two discrete but closely related practices merged, and similarly the terms merged into one legal discipline.
Unlike some areas of the law that are codified in the federal and state statutes, admiralty and maritime law in the U.S. can fall under the jurisdiction of federal law, state law, international treaties with single or multiple nations, and the common law, or that derived from court case rulings. In addition, state laws can also have an impact on a maritime law case.
Interestingly, when it comes to maritime law, the same case may be argued in a Florida court, a U.S. court, and the court of another state, depending on the circumstances of the case. As a result of the application of both domestic and foreign laws in maritime cases, there are often gaps in maritime and admiralty law that require courts to apply laws from various jurisdictions to arrive at a reasonable conclusion to a given dispute.
If an individual has sustained a maritime-related injury, meaning an injury at sea or an injury related to employment at sea, legal jurisdiction will be an important factor in the case. Put simply, jurisdiction dictates the right or authority of a court to apply and interpret the law as it relates to your case.
Not all courts have the authority to hear and decide on every type of case. When it comes to admiralty cases, federal district courts are given the power to hear such cases under the U.S. Constitution. Also, in certain situations, a state court is permitted to decide on an admiralty case. In cases where both the state and federal courts are authorized to handle the case, the jurisdiction would be referred to as “concurrent” jurisdiction, where the complainant may be able to decide which court they prefer to file in.
Generally, if a case stems from an incident that took place in U.S. navigable waters and involves either two vessels crashing, injury to a seaman, or injury to a passenger on a vessel, the case will likely be subject to admiralty jurisdiction. Moreover, cases in which a crime, such as a rape or sexual assault, was committed against an American citizen or a vessel on the high seas generally falls within admiralty jurisdiction.
When it comes to contracts, cases that involve agreements related to commerce, navigation, or business of the sea — e.g., chartered vessels or cargo transport — are typically subject to admiralty jurisdiction as well.
The implications of admiralty jurisdiction are so that a maritime case is handled much differently than its onshore counterpart. For example, a slip and fall incident aboard a cruise ship defers to an entirely different set of laws, governed by General Maritime Law, as opposed to a slip-and-fall accident would defer to a stateside drug store.
The convenience store incident would fall under the state law jurisdiction, where the offshore incident would fall under admiralty and maritime law. For this reason, it is important to consult with an offshore injury lawyer to ensure your case is handled appropriately.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, “navigable waterways are those waters of the U.S. that are subject to the ebb and flow of the tide shoreward to the mean high water mark, and that are presently used, have been used in the past, or could be susceptible to use for transport of interstate or foreign commerce.”
This concept is important when seeking to establish jurisdiction in the case of a maritime injury, accident, death, or assault.
Admiralty and Maritime Laws That Affect Your Case
The Jones Act
The Jones Act protects seamen on navigable waters who become injured as a result of their employer’s negligence while they are in the service of a vessel — regardless of whether the injury occurs aboard the vessel or on land. This act requires employers to provide a safe work environment for seamen. The Legal Information Institute (LLI) of Cornell Law explains that “the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, known as the Jones Act, is a federal statute establishing support for the development and maintenance of a merchant marine in order to support commercial activity and serve as a naval auxiliary in times of war or national emergency.”
Essentially, the Jones Act designates that seamen employed on a vessel or working on a vessel while in port have legal protections with regard to workplace injuries. Seamen covered under this federal law should pursue legal representation by an attorney with a prolific history of successfully dealing with Jones Act cases.
Unfortunately, it is common for employers or the responsible party to attempt to minimize a victim’s injury or frame the circumstances in a way that limits their liability, reduces the perception of their involvement, or highlights the victim’s alleged negligence. Avoid this painful reality by engaging with our maritime law firm before you make any decisions or statements or take any actions that could impact your case and jeopardize any reward you may be entitled to.
The Jones Act vs. The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA)
The Jones Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act or the LHWCA provide compensation for work-related injuries sustained by separate categories of maritime workers. The Jones Act covers a “master or member of a crew of any vessel,” whereas the LHWCA covers the essential maritime workers that work in piers, ports, terminals, and docks and otherwise sea-related roles without being part of a vessel’s permanent crew. The distinction is important as is employing an attorney versed in carrying forth complaints from both categories of workers.
Death on the High Seas Act
The Death on the High Seas Act protects the families of individuals whose death at sea occurred as the result of a wrongful act or under otherwise negligent circumstances.
Deaths that occur a certain distance away from or within a U.S. shoreline can be subject to a variety of laws. And believe it or not, the simple question of the location of the vessel is arguably the most critical component because of the implications regarding the law that applies to the claims.
Deaths That Occur Less Than Three Miles From a U.S. Shoreline
Individuals should be aware that general wrongful death laws will apply if a passenger or a sea worker is killed while he or she is still within three nautical miles of a state shoreline (or within U.S. territorial waters).
Additionally, if a crewmember or seaman who is within three nautical miles of a U.S. shoreline dies because of a ship owner’s or employer’s negligence, the Jones Act might also be applicable and such a claim can be filed right along with a general wrongful death claim.
Deaths That Occur More Than Three Miles From a U.S. Shoreline
Many attorneys are often faced with cases that involve deaths that took place more than three miles away from a U.S. shoreline. What spouses and family members should know about such deaths is that they are generally covered by the Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA). Generally, DOHSA will apply to all individuals who were killed in accidents that took place more than three miles out from a U.S. shoreline, no matter whether the individual was a maritime worker or not.
As a general rule, DOHSA is a nasty federal law that dramatically limits the recovery that can be made in a death claim. For example, the Act limits the amount of wrongful death damages that spouses, children, parents, and dependent relatives will be able to recover, and individuals should note that only “pecuniary” damages will be recoverable under this particular law. Pecuniary damages are those damages that can be quantified in terms of a dollar amount. That said, family members will not be able to recover damages for things like loss of companionship or consortium.
Having said that, an experienced attorney knows that there are ways to make a substantial recovery in a death claim, if done correctly.
Loved ones should also be aware that a lawsuit under the Act must be brought within three years from the date of the seaman’s death. Additionally, in cases involving the wrongful death of a crewmember, the decedent’s personal representative could choose to bring an action under either general maritime wrongful death laws or under DOHSA.
The Law of Unseaworthiness
According to the Maryland Law Review, “a shipowner has an absolute duty to certain persons working upon his ship to furnish a seaworthy vessel, that is, a ship and its appurtenances be reasonably fit for their intended use. If the ship is unseaworthy, the shipowner is liable for personal injury caused by such unseaworthiness to persons to whom the ‘warranty’ extends.”
Essentially, an owner and/or operator of a ship is responsible to the crew for providing a vessel fit for sea travel. If an accident or injury should occur because of the shipowner’s negligence, the injured party is entitled to seek damages for his or her pain and suffering.
The success of these types of claims relies on the victim’s representation — specifically, their ability to prove that the vessel was unseaworthy. Only a law firm that focuses solely on admiralty law like Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. is capable of compiling the evidence to support this type of claim to prove that the vessel was indeed unseaworthy at the time the incident occurred.
Miami Maritime Lawyer FAQs
What should I do after an accident?
- First and foremost you need to seek medical attention for your injuries. Be sure to maintain detailed documentation of all medical bills and expenses. Keep a record of any witnesses to the accident and document all the details of the incident before you forget as this could help to support your claims.
- Report the incident and injury.
- Contact a Miami maritime and admiralty law firm as soon as possible following the accident.
- Most importantly, if your employer or the responsible party asks you to give a statement or to sign any documentation, refrain from doing so until you have consulted with an admiralty attorney.
How much does a Miami maritime attorney cost?
Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. offer consultations completely free of charge and our fees are a percentage of the money recovered for you. You never pay us a penny unless we make a successful financial recovery.
Where does my lawsuit have to be filed?
For cruise ship passengers, the vast majority of cases have to be filed
Federal Court in
Miami, Florida. This is required by the terms of the passenger
ticket contract. This is called a forum selection clause and Carnival,
Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) all
all passenger cases to be filed in Miami, Florida, within one year of
date of injury. Some cruise lines such as Princess Cruises require cases
be filed in California and Holland America Line in Washington State.
Fortunately, at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, we have
licensed in California and Washington State, so we can help!
For crew members, this is typically determined by the contract of employment and/or CBA (collective bargaining agreement). Having said that, because all of the major cruise lines (Carnival, RCCL, NCL) are headquartered in Miami, we are able to successfully file cases against all of the major cruise lines in Miami.
When should I contact a Miami maritime lawyer for a cruise ship injury?
The statute of limitations for maritime law injury cases is generally three years from the date of the injury. However, for cruise line passenger cases, the statute of limitations is limited by the embarkment date on the cruise line ticket, up through one year following the date the injury took place. If you delay beyond the filing deadline, your claim is barred forever. It is best to confer with an attorney as soon as possible to ensure you are able to take action on your case.
Can I contact a Miami maritime attorney from overseas following an offshore incident?
Yes, even if you are injured within international waters and no matter where you are in the world you can and should contact the maritime injury lawyers at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A.
As an injured cruise ship passenger, what kind of compensation can I receive?
Every case is different, but injured passengers may be eligible to receive compensation for present and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, disability, and lost wages.
Questions to Ask Your Maritime Attorney
Anyone can have a website or advertise. Before hiring a maritime attorney, ask the following questions.
- Have you ever represented a shipping company as their maritime lawyer?
- Have you or any family members ever worked for a shipping company as an employee?
- As a maritime lawyer, how many cases have you handled while representing an injured seaman?
- As a cruise ship lawyer, how many cases have you handled while representing an injured passenger?
- As a maritime lawyer, have you tried a seaman’s or passenger’s case to a verdict?
- What is the amount of the highest verdict your client has received in a trial?
- Have you handled any landmark cases in the admiralty and maritime field?
- As a cruise ship lawyer, how many of your cases have gone on appeal?
- How many years of maritime lawyer experience do you have in the admiralty and maritime area representing injured seaman and passengers?
- Have you ever represented a seaman’s union?
- Have you written any books or articles dealing with admiralty or maritime claims?
- Have you ever lectured on admiralty or maritime law?
- What is your maritime lawyer rating with Martindale Hubbel?
Additionally, you can find out a lot about a maritime lawyer by searching the web using his or her name. Check newspaper stories online. You can also go to Lexis Nexis and see copies of all opinions in which an attorney is mentioned and read directly about the results of cases that the cruise accident lawyer has handled. West Law has the same type of database.
Contact Us to Discuss Your Maritime Case
If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident, sustained an injury, or were assaulted while at sea or in port, or you are grieving the wrongful death of a loved one that occurred aboard a cruise ship or while at sea — reach out to us. We can help.
We are headquartered in Miami, Florida, a major hub for vessels and cruise ships from all over the world. In addition to handling proceedings in Florida, our attorneys regularly litigate across the United States and represent clients all over the world.
Not only does Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. focus specifically on admiralty and maritime law, we are nationally recognized by the highest maritime law organizations and media outlets for our contributions to maritime law and prolific history of successful outcomes in the courtroom, board room, and negotiation table.
Contact us now and let us advise you on how to best proceed with your maritime claim.
- What does assumption of risk mean?
- Maritime Statutes
- Admiralty Statute of Limitations
- Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2010
- Federal Judiciary Act
- Jones Act
- Limitation of Liability Act
- Provisions limiting liability for personal injury or death
- Shipowner Contractual Statute of Limitations
- State special maritime criminal jurisdiction
- Unseaworthiness & Maintenance and Cure
- Limitation of Liability