Top Danvers Maritime Lawyers Near You

Hickey Law Firm

Maritime Lawyer | Serving Danvers, MA

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800-215-7117

Dedicated to Protecting The Rights of Injured Cruise Ship Passengers & Seamen for 25+ Years

CLINTON & MUZYKA PC

Maritime Lawyer | Serving Danvers, MA

Law Offices of Morgan J. Gray, P.C.

Maritime Lawyer | Serving Danvers, MA

Holbrook Seth S Attorney

Maritime Lawyer | Serving Danvers, MA

REGAN & KIELY LLP

Maritime Lawyer | Serving Danvers, MA

Thornton and Naumes, LLP

Maritime Lawyer | Serving Danvers, MA

Law Offices of Kevin Donius, P.C.

Maritime Lawyer | Serving Danvers, MA

Ansel & Associates

Maritime Lawyer | Serving Danvers, MA

Fitch Law Partners LLP

Maritime Lawyer | Serving Danvers, MA

CETRULO & CAPONE LLP

Maritime Lawyer | Serving Danvers, MA

Latti & Anderson LLP

Maritime Lawyer | Serving Danvers, MA

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Danvers Maritime Law Information

Do You Need a Maritime Lawyer?

Maritime law, also known as admiralty law, is a group of laws that governs navigation and commerce on navigable waters. Maritime legal matters should only be handled by an experienced Danvers maritime attorney who can best protect your legal rights.

Different Types of Maritime Matters

Maritime and admiralty law encompasses such a broad scope of situations, such as cruise ships and its passengers, seamen, oil rig workers and even recreational boaters. Specific cases can range from employment situations on the water, accidents, employment and even the creation of contracts.

When it comes to legal issues that occur on national or international waterways, trust only in skilled maritime law attorneys to help protect your legal rights.

What sort of issues can I seek legal help with?

Specialized legal help is available for most legal issues. Each case is unique; seeking legal help is a smart first step toward understanding your legal situation and seeking the best path toward resolution for your case. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws surrounding your case and what your best legal options might be. More importantly, there are certain situations and circumstances - such as being charged with a crime - where you should always seek experienced legal help.

What to Expect from an Initial Consultation

  • Seek to determine whether the attorney can represent you. There is no one-size-fits-all legal solution and it may turn out your needs are better served by an attorney in a different specialization.
  • It's important to find a legal ally who is both competent in the law and someone you can trust to protect your interests.
  • Discuss how the practice's billing works and discuss possible additional charges or fees that may arise during or after the resolution of your case.

An attorney consultation should provide you with enough information so that you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with legal help.

How will an attorney charge me?

A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:

  • Bill by the hour
  • Contingent fee agreement
  • Flat fee agreement

Depending on your specific legal situation, it's possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.

Common legal terms explained

Plaintiff - a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment - A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

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