We Understand Maritime Law

As the first Board-Certified Admiralty and Maritime law attorney in all of North Florida, John Merting has worked on hundreds of serious personal injury and death cases involving vessels and oil rigs around the world. The Law Offices of John W. Merting, P.A., has represented clients in cases involving commercial and passenger vessels in both offshore and inland waters. With more than 40 years of experience, he has been consulted and retained in admiralty and maritime matters by governmental entities and fellow lawyers.

Mr. Merting has litigated claims for seamen injured in the Gulf of Alaska, the Singapore Straits, off the coast of Africa, throughout the Gulf of Mexico, on the Mississippi River and on other rivers and inland waters of the U.S., including the Intracoastal Waterway. He meets with potential clients at no charge and does all work on contingency, only receiving payment as part of a settlement or jury award. Call us for a free consultation at 866-416-4412.

Maritime Law And Personal Injury Cases

Our admiralty and maritime law firm regularly represents clients in claims involving:

  • Oil rig/supply boat injuries
  • Brain injuries: For clients with brain trauma, including brain damage, brain death, hypoxic/anoxic brain injury, open head injury, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and near drowning claims
  • Catastrophic injuries: Including traumatic and anoxic brain injuries, closed head injuries, amputations, paralysis and other serious, permanent conditions
  • Career-ending injuries: Including injuries such as back injuries or amputations that can prevent an offshore employee from keeping his or her job, or ever returning to maritime employment
  • Jones Act and unseaworthiness claims: Covering injuries due to vessel and oil rig accidents and liability under admiralty law
  • Cruise ship accidents: Pertaining to passengers in cases involving negligence on the part of cruise ship owners and operators
  • Yacht accidents : Involving injuries related to accidents caused by safety violations, onboard fires, drowning and collisions at sea
  • Cruise ship assaults: Involving cases where a lack of proper personal security contributed to a physical or sexual assault onboard a cruise ship
  • Seamen's claims: Representing seamen in personal injury claims under the terms of the Jones Act and general maritime law
  • Commercial and recreational boating injuries: Including personal watercraft
  • Wrongful death: Including any maritime-related death occurring due to someone else's negligence
  • Commercial and recreational diving accidents

With more than 40 years of experience, John Merting accepts referrals from fellow lawyers needing assistance with admiralty and/or maritime law claims. Mr. Merting has written and lectured on these subjects throughout the U.S. and Canada. He also has experience in legal malpractice claims, representing clients whose attorneys neglected their cases in admiralty and maritime law matters.

For A Free Consultation, Contact Us Now

For an attorney with the expertise and experience in the most complex admiralty or maritime law matters, contact the Law Offices of John W. Merting, P.A., in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Mr. Merting personally handles each case and represents clients nationwide and throughout the world who have been injured at sea. Our law firm represents mariners throughout the Gulf Coast in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, the Mississippi River and the Intracoastal Waterway. Contact our staff for a free consultation at 866-416-4412.