SOURCE: Johnson Law Group

October 30, 2007 00:09 ET

Maritime Injury Lawyer Johnson Law Group Says Cruise Ship Justice Complicated

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - October 30, 2007) - Maritime injury lawyer Nick Johnson of Johnson Law Group, with principal offices in Houston, Texas, says that those injured on cruise ships have to maneuver through the complicated legal systems in order to get justice.

"When it comes to cruise ships the laws are tricky," says Johnson. "Where or when the accident occurred during your cruise determines what laws will be used."

According to Johnson there is varied jurisdiction both at sea and in port that applies to cruise ships. Cruise ships are governed by maritime law when ships are at sea and many varied shore jurisdictions when they're in port. Many major cruise ships are also registered in foreign countries so U.S. laws and regulations do not apply to passengers or crew.

Johnson advises that it's important to know your rights. Contacting an attorney with both personal injury and maritime experience is a good way to begin the process.

Johnson Law Group is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and practices in all areas of personal injury law and focuses on maritime, offshore oil rig accidents, rollover/car accidents, mesothelioma lung cancer, PPH/Fen Phen, Paxil pharmaceutical cases, patent infringement, Avandia and nursing home abuse in more than 20 U.S. states and Mexico. More information may be found at

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