Navigable bodies of water, from oceans to lakes and rivers, are governed by their own special laws. Admiralty and maritime law covers everything from interactions between two vessels, to a captain's obligations to his or her passengers, to contract issues and torts. If you have a question about your rights or responsibilities under admiralty and maritime law, a specialist in this branch of law can help.
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