When Dealing with Maritime Litigation, an Experienced Lawyer is You Best Defense

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There are a wide range of issues and complaints that may result in maritime litigation. From bankruptcies to medical claims related to work hazards, having a lawyer with the right experience will greatly aid in your case ensuring you receive a settlement that you deserve.

An estimated 90% of Chapter 11 Debtors have less than $10 million in assets or liabilities. They also have less than 50 workers and less than $10 million in revenue each year. These are not mega corporations; they are small and medium-sized businesses. Getting compensation for money owed can be difficult and requires solid paperwork and an experienced lawyer.

Environmental hazards is also a significant threat for workers all over the world due to unsafe work conditions. Again, this requires an experienced lawyer, who fully understands the laws related to maritime litigation and workplace contaminates. Nearly half of all Americans are worried about air quality issues including carbon emissions, trospheric ozone, particulate matter, sulfur oxides, volatile organic compounds, radon, refrigerants, and methane emission.

Class actions are handled separately by FedArb Arbitrators or Panels of the same manor that are handled under FRCP 23. This includes certification, notice, and settlement. Most cases are settled through out-of-court settlements and arbitration. An estimated less than 1% actually go to court. This has gone down from nearly 12% in 1962.

An arbitration service has successfully worked in a wide range of situations. Arbitrators are trained to consider all the factors of the case within the view of the applicable laws in order to determine how to best settle the matter. They also take additional factors into account to determine what a fair outcome would be.

Commercial litigation can be complicated with both parties claiming loss. There may be multiple laws and regulations that can be applied to a single situation that must be taken into consideration. When cases go to trial, rulings can be appealed. However, when both parties agree to arbitration, the arbitrator has the final say, so it is important to be sure of your decision before agreeing to arbitration.

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