Miami Marine Salvage & Maritime Law Attorney
Protecting the Rights of Those Who Help Protect Others
A federal court claim dealing with marine salvage aims to compensate companies
and individuals for voluntarily saving or otherwise assisting a vessel
in peril. As salvage work is inherently dangerous, this field of maritime
law was developed to facilitate maritime commerce by offering a reward
to salvagers. Once performed, a salvor has a lien or claim on the maritime
property they helped restore or save. This is where things can become
Salvage claims are equitable by nature, meaning they must provide fair
compensation for the work performed. However, there is no simple way to
measure the value of a salvage claim. Instead, the awards are likely to
be determined through litigation proceedings, courtroom cases, and weighing
all facets of the situation, such as:
- What was salvaged
- Value of salvaged property
- How long it took to salvage
- Where it was salvaged
- Weather and sea conditions at the time
- Necessary expenses to salvage crews
The first step to get a fair estimate for how much you should be compensated
after salvaging a wrecked or damaged vessel should be to
contact a Miami maritime law attorney from Cassidy & Black, P.A.
Experienced Salvage and Boat Tow Claims Attorneys
Since 1983, we have been helping clients throughout Florida with their
salvage and boat tow claims. Our maritime lawyers are extremely knowledgeable
in this complicated and often misunderstood area of the law. We are ready
to fight for you to obtain the compensation you deserve.
We have become a well-respected maritime law firm, in part due to our numerous
Our lead attorney, Mr. William Edward Cassidy, personally has accrued more
than 30 years of experience with maritime cases and claims. When the people
of Florida need assistance with complex ocean and vessel related incidents,
they do not hesitate to call and work with him right away.
Understanding and Creating Towage Claims
Towage claims are distinct forms of marine salvage claims. Unlike traditional
salvage, which is a volunteer effort, boat tow claims involve a contract
between the salvor and the captain or company that owns the vessel. Although
this contract is meant to set the amount towers will get paid, it is sometimes
not so clear.
Even with these differences, though, the distinction between salvage and
towage claims can be murky. A company may have created a contract with
a tow company but ultimately required salvage efforts to rescue the imperiled
vessel. When there are disputes in what work was actually completed or
necessary, disputes in payment are sure to quickly follow.
Contact Miami Maritime Attorneys from Our Firm Today
Assuming that there are no problems with payment for your salvage or tow
work, you might have been injured while performing your duties, as this
can happen to even the most seasoned seamen. Our legal team can assist
you with managing personal injury claims that originate while at sea as
well. No matter what issue with
maritime law might be troubling you, we are here to help.
Start your case with confidence by requesting a free case evaluation
with us today.