Charter a Vessel and What Needs to be Done to Protect your Business

Owning a vessel is one of the great luxuries of living in Florida. If you have ever wondered about chartering your vessel for extra income or to compensate for maintenance costs, contact a qualified, experienced maritime attorney. We will be able to explain all aspects of chartering your vessel and how to do it in a manner that protects your business. There are liabilities involved when chartering a vessel and the owners of the chartered vessel will be held responsible in a Florida courtroom. If you are not licensed to offer charters and do not possess the proper permits and insurance, the penalties, if found guilty, can be massive. In addition, you will be held civilly liable for any accidents or fatalities on your vessel. Do not tempt fate.

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Contracts Hold Significant Legal Weight, Be Informed

Business contracts can be confusing. Are verbal contracts legally binding? Do I have to sign specific paperwork to put a contract in effect? What are the rules in a verbal contract? All of these questions, and more, come up constantly when discussing contract law in Florida. It is best to discuss these matters with a qualified, experienced business law attorney to find answers. Do not go rushing into a business contract without consulting with an attorney. The money spent on an attorney pales in comparison to breaking a contract. We know; we see it every day in court.

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Crewmember On a Cruise Ship is A Legal Steward of the Court

Crewmembers on a cruise ship are considered “special wards of the court” when operating on a vessel. This special denomination gives crewmembers rights above and beyond a normal person on a vessel. Sailors are usually unaware of their rights when working a vessel in the United States, but it is important to be fully informed of your rights as a crewmember of a cruise ship. The best way to understand your rights as a crewmember is to discuss them with an admiralty lawyer. Whether on a cruise ship, fishing vessel, or any other type of vessel, crewmembers are at constant risk of working under negligent, lazy ship owners. Know what rights you have to protect yourself against abuse at the hands of your ship owner.

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Slip & Fall Lawsuits

Slip & Fall lawsuits throughout Florida, South Florida, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Ft. Myers, Naples, Jacksonville, Port Canaveral, Ft. Pierce, Pt. St. Lucie, Stuart, Jupiter, Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Plantation, Davie, Dania, Pompano Beach, Hollywood, Miami, Key West, or any of the Caribbean Islands (Grand Bahama, Nassau, Paradise Island, Bahamas, Jamaica, St. Lucia, etc.) are not as common as you would think. The majority of slip & fall injuries suffered do not go to court, nor do the victims contact proper legal counsel. These are simple problems that can be solved by contacting the Law Offices of Peter M. Commette, P.A. Consulting with a professional attorney who has the experience and knowledge to approach any slip & fall case in Florida is your best weapon when seeking compensation for your injury. If you have suffered a slip & fall, contact the Law Offices of Peter M. Commette, P.A. immediately.

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Auto Accidents in Florida

Auto accidents in Florida can have devastating effects on anyone. Not understanding the legal landscape of auto accidents can leave you footing the bill for an accident you had little to nothing to do with. Avoid these type of problems when suffering an auto accident by contacting the Law Offices of Peter M. Commette, P.A. Our team of professional, bar experienced attorneys will be able to navigate the legal waters of Florida to get you the compensation you deserve. Don’t let the stress of an auto accident thwart you from pursuing legal action. Let the professionals at the Law Offices of Peter M. Commette, P.A. take the lionshare of work and represent your best interests in a court of law.

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Personal Injuries on Cruise Ships and their Negligent or Lax Security

Personal injuries on cruise ships due to negligent or lax security occurs all the time. Cruise ships are not your friend when it comes to legal matters. Cruise ships have gorged themselves on the profit margin gained by maritime liability laws. When boarding a cruise ship, passengers will often write off their rights without even knowing because legal terms and jargon are meant for professionals to interpret, not vacation goers. The only way to combat the legal shield put up by cruise ships is to hire an experienced, professional attorney like Peter M. Commette, P.A.

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Personal Injuries at Foreign Resorts and their Lax Personal Care

Personal Injuries can occur any place at any time, and unfortunately, they have a knack for occurring while people are enjoying their vacations. You might find yourself enjoying the luxury of a Foreign Resort and be faced with a vacation ending personal injury. Not only does the end of the vacation cause stress, but the lax personal care of the foreign resort can add substantial problems to medical care, legal attention, and proper safety protocols. During these circumstances, it is important to have legal counsel prepared to represent your best interests and take legal action against these foreign resorts for their lax personal care.

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Review What You Sign When Checking In at a Resort

It is important to review what you sign when checking in at a resort. We are not talking about credit card receipts. Oftentimes, you will be handed a pamphlet of information to review and sign. These pamphlets can vary and sometimes hold binding legal agreements in the fine print. Like online agreements, these legal agreements can have negative consequences if you ever find yourself facing a legal situation where you have already waived your legal rights.

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Excursion Injuries

No one wants to suffer an injury while out on an excursion, but life loves to throw us curveballs when we are enjoying our excursions. Whether you are enjoying a pleasure boat trip, a fishing charter, tour boat, ferry, or any other excursion type activity in Florida and suffer an injury, get in contact with the Law Offices of Peter M. Commette, P.A. for a professional consultation. You may deserve legal compensation that you are not aware of. It takes a professional to review all the details of the case to determine the next move to make.

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Personal Injuries at Foreign Resorts and their Negligence Lax Security

The chances of suffering a personal injury at a foreign resort due to their negligence or lax security are small; however, do you know what to do if it happens? Most people have a vague concept of what they might do in case of a personal injury at a foreign resort, but the majority of people don’t understand their legal responsibilities and rights when traveling to a foreign resort. It is completely understandable not to know the in’s and out’s of the legal system, but knowing who to contact in case of a personal injury at a foreign resort due to their lax security could be the difference between receiving adequate compensation or receiving a fruit basket. It is imperative to have professional legal counsel ready to represent your best interests.

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