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What is the most important international maritime law?

2021-02-23T17:15:22+00:00Houston, Maritime Law, Personal Injury Attorney, Questions & Answers, Trucking Accidents|

What is the most important international maritime law? SOLAS. The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) in its successive forms is regarded as the most important treaty dealing with maritime safety. The first version of SOLAS was adopted as early as in 1914 in response to the famous Titanic [...]

Do Lawyers lie about settlements? 

2021-02-23T17:15:08+00:00Houston, Maritime Law, Personal Injury Attorney, Questions & Answers, Trucking Accidents|

Do Lawyers lie about settlements? If the case doesn't settle during a settlement negotiation, anything that was said during those negotiations remains privileged. Although settlement negotiations are confidential, the lawyers are not allowed to lie. We Offer a Free Consultation! Call Today 713-785-9484 Hablamos español. Consultas gratis. [...]

Is it better to settle out of court or go to trial?    

2021-02-23T17:14:53+00:00Houston, Maritime Law, Personal Injury Attorney, Questions & Answers, Trucking Accidents|

Is it better to settle out of court or go to trial? The settlement is faster, less expensive, and less risky. Most personal injury cases settle out of court, well before trial, and many settle before a personal injury lawsuit even needs to be filed. Settling out of court can provide a number [...]

Why is Maritime Law Important?      

2021-02-23T17:14:38+00:00Houston, Maritime Law, Personal Injury Attorney, Questions & Answers, Trucking Accidents|

Why is Maritime Law Important? Our ports are expanding at a vast rate; cargo coming into and out of the US is growing. Floating drilling rigs dot the Gulf of Mexico and beyond. All forms of injury and death occur – most preventable. We also have collisions, allisions, and sadly explosions (e.g. DEEPWATER [...]

Who Controls Maritime Law?     

2021-02-23T17:14:21+00:00Houston, Maritime Law, Personal Injury Attorney, Questions & Answers, Trucking Accidents|

Who Controls Maritime Law? The US Constitution under Article III, Section 2 provides Federal courts original jurisdiction over Admiralty and maritime matters. The federal courts have long fashioned the guidance and rules of Admiralty and General Maritime Law (as the Courts have interpreted  the Judiciary Act of 1789). Congress also regulates maritime law [...]

What kind of law do you practice?        

2021-02-23T17:14:03+00:00Houston, Maritime Law, Personal Injury Attorney, Questions & Answers, Trucking Accidents|

What kind of law do you practice? Admiralty law and general maritime law – Admiralty law is an ancient body of law that history has crafted beginning as early as 900 BC in order to regulate shipping between and among the city states.  As early as the 1100s seaman, for instance, were provided [...]

How do you know if a lawyer is ripping you off?

2021-02-23T19:01:52+00:00Houston, Maritime Law, Personal Injury Attorney, Questions & Answers, Trucking Accidents|

How do you know if a lawyer is ripping you off? The attorney does not return phone calls in a reasonable amount of time, and; In a meeting with the client, if the lawyer is being very short, taking phone calls, trying to re-schedule, not giving enough time to the client, does not [...]

What does a maritime attorney do?        

2021-02-23T17:13:32+00:00Houston, Maritime Law, Personal Injury Attorney, Questions & Answers, Trucking Accidents|

What does a maritime attorney do? A maritime lawyer deals with legal matters related to any navigable waterways – oceans, seas, channels, canals, gulfs (e,g,, the Gulf of Mexico), lakes, rivers, and bays – and the work, operations, and industries that earn their living on and around them. The most floating vessel, boat, [...]

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