Board-Certified In Admiralty And Maritime Law

Since 1968, attorney John W. Merting has helped injured people protect their rights and seek compensation. John is a native of Pensacola and is North Florida’s first Board-Certified Admiralty and Maritime attorney. Since then, he has been re-certified four times, which involves a rigorous process of testing, demonstrating knowledge and proven understanding of current laws. John knows your maritime rights. Do you?

How Statute Of Limitations Apply

Most maritime claims have a three-year statute of limitations, but cases involving cruise ships must be filed within one year, and most require written notice within six months. Some wrongful death claims have a time limit as short as two years. Other claims involving ships owned or chartered by the United States Government can have limits as short as 18 months. Do not delay in getting help with your case.

We Represent Injured Offshore Oil Workers In Oil Rig Cases Around The World

The Law Offices of John W. Merting, P.A. has handled complicated claims for seamen injured in the Gulf of Alaska, the Singapore Straits, off the coast of Africa, throughout the Gulf of Mexico, coasts of South America, India, as well as on the Mississippi River, Great Lakes, and other rivers and inland waters in the United States. We can help you too.

Recreational Boating Causes More Injuries Than You Might Think

The sad fact that many people get injured while on vacation or during recreation is unfortunate but true. If you or a family member falls into this category, we can help you. Attorney John Merting has the experience and expertise to pursue maximum damages you are entitled to when someone’s negligence causes you injury.

We represent people injured in recreational water sports and vacation claims such as:

  • Jet Skis (a.k.a. personal watercraft)
  • Cruise ship injuries to passengers
  • Speed boat accidents
  • Diving injuries
  • Parasailing injuries to vacationers
The Florida Bar Board Certified Admiralty And Maritime Law
AV Preeminent Peer Rated For Highest Level Of Professional Excellence 2018
Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Super Lawyers 2018
BBB Accredited Business A+ Rating
The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Bar Register Preeminent Lawyers 2018 Martindale Hubbell
Vince J Whibbs Sr Community Maritime Park Pensacola FL
American Association For Justice
American Association For Justice

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Learn About Your Rights In A Free Consultation

At the Law Offices of John W. Merting, P.A., we offer a free consultation to explain your rights and discuss your case. Call us at 866-416-4412 to learn about your rights as an oil rig worker, maritime industry employee, or injured recreational boater. You may also email us to arrange your free consultation.

When you decide you want our assistance, then and only then do we ask you to sign a contingent fee agreement. A contingent fee means you owe our firm nothing until and unless we make a recovery for you.