Out on the open sea, there are so many potential issues that can arise that lead to bodily harm, serious injuries, or even fatal circumstances. These incidents could happen aboard a cruise ship, or because a recreational boat captain was negligent, or because two vessels collide in an unfortunate accident. There could also be cases where employees are improperly treated during the course of their work, or innocent passengers are assaulted while taking a trip.

When these horrible moments strike, the victims may feel helpless and powerless. They will be suffering, both mentally and physically, and they may not know where to turn. The good news is that these moments will pass — and with the help of an attorney that has experience in admiralty and maritime cases, you can seek out the financial compensation you deserve to help you recover from the incident.

In the Florida Panhandle, John W. Merting became the first attorney to be Board Certified in admiralty and maritime law. In the 40 years since then, the Law Offices of John W. Merting have helped a wide variety of clients with myriad legal issues at sea, including:

  • Jones Act claims and allegations of unseaworthiness
  • Accidents that involve oil rigs, oil rig workers, tug boats, barges, and crew boats
  • Shipyard accidents and injuries suffered on docks
  • Cruise ship accidents and assaults, as well as other commercial boating accidents
  • Wrongful death at sea

Each case is unique and every victim deserves justice. Discussing your case with John W. Merting is the first of many important steps towards seeking a promising result from your case.