The northwest region of Florida, or the Florida Panhandle as it is commonly known, gained its popularity, in part, because of its beaches that line the Gulf of Mexico. The Panhandle consists of the Emerald Coast (also known as the Miracle Strip), which includes Walton, Okaloosa, Escambia, Bay and Santa Rosa counties; the Forgotten Coast, which consists of Wakulla, Gulf, Franklin and Jefferson counties; and the interior Panhandle, which consists of counties that do not border the Gulf Coast.
Most people visit the Florida Panhandle to enjoy the beautiful emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and one of the primary ways to take in all that beauty is by boat. Residents and tourists can quickly find a cruise to help them enjoy communing with nature and take in the warm rays of the sun while doing so. In fact, individuals who are researching their boating options will find that Destin and Panama City both provide excursions and specialty scenic cruises that will get them up close and personal with all the Gulf has to offer.
Why You Might Need Help From a Skilled Maritime Lawyer
Whether you are a vacationer enjoying a cruise through the Gulf of Mexico or a maritime worker onboard a vessel, there may come a time when you need legal guidance from a knowledgeable lawyer who is familiar with the intricacies of maritime law. The lawyers at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. have taken part in many cases involving major cruise lines both in and outside of the U.S., as well as other types of cases occurring on navigable waters.
Maritime law, also known as admiralty law, might apply to just about any incident that occurs on water. That said, if you were hurt in some way while on water, either as a passenger onboard a cruise ship or a recreational boat, or if you were a worker onboard a boat, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. The laws pertaining to maritime incidents are made up of many unique guidelines and rules that govern individuals and entities operating vessels.
What is important for workers onboard vessels to realize is that if they were injured while working on a cargo ship in port, a tanker, a fishing vessel or a cruise ship, they and their families may be entitled to protection under two well-known statutes: the Jones Act and the Death on the High Seas Act. Similarly, those who are passengers aboard vessels are entitled to certain protections under the law. Those who have been harmed are encouraged to seek help from an attorney who can advise them on how the laws might affect their specific cases.
We Can Help
Anyone who has been hurt in a maritime-related accident deserves to have quality, competent representation. Let the attorneys at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. work hard to defend your rights and get you the justice you and your loved ones deserve.
When you contact us for help, you can be assured that a well-versed lawyer will handle your case from beginning to end. We have been handling maritime cases since the early ‘70s and we have obtained successful outcomes for many of our clients. If you have questions or would like to discuss your options under the law, contact us by calling (877) 233-1238 or use our online form.