Admiralty and maritime law is a body of law (both procedural and substantive) that governs navigation, shipping and commerce. The substance of maritime law considers the dangerous conditions and unique conflicts involved in navigation and water commerce, and deals with the eventualities of the loss or damage of a ship or cargo, with insurance and liability relating to those eventualities, and with collision compensation and salvage rights.
RKW has represented a wide variety of maritime trade businesses and organizations including ship owners, marinas, recreational boat owners, passengers and their insurers. Our maritime services include handling matters involving commercial shipping; cargo loss and damage (air/land/sea); ocean marine and inland marine insurance; personal injury defense; ship-owners’ limitation of liability; vessel arrests and attachments; recreational boating; private yachts; marine casualty and salvage; and the operation of marinas. We have substantial experience representing our clients in a wide variety of matters involving insurance coverage disputes, breach of contract claims, statutory claims.
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