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Maritime And Admiralty Law Lawyers In Lake Forest Illinois

Lake Forest is a city located in Lake County, Illinois, United States. The population reached 21,300 according to data collected by CNN Money in 2008. The city is south of Waukegan, Illinois, on the shore of Lake Michigan, and is a part of the Chicago metropolitan area and the North Shore. Lake Forest was founded around its college and laid out as a town in 1857 as a stop for travelers making their way south to Chicago. The Lake Forest City Hall, designed by Frost and Granger, Architects, was completed in 1898 and housed the fire department, Lake Forest Library, and city offices. The headquarters of Tenneco, Brunswick, and Hospira are in Lake Forest; Also Coyote Logistics has its headquarters in downtown Lake Forest. W.W. Grainger, Inc. and BFG Technologies are located in unincorporated Lake County, near Lake Forest. The Chicago Bears training facility and headquarters, Halas Hall, opened in 1997 in west Lake Forest, and the Chicago Fire now train at the Bears' previous facility located on the campus of Lake Forest College. Robert Redford filmed Ordinary People, the story of a Lake Forest family, on location in 1980, and the movie went on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Silver medal Olympian Matt Grevers, Actor Vince Vaughn, author Dave Eggers, and musician Andrew Bird graduated from Lake Forest High School.

What is maritime and admiralty law?

Admiralty and maritime law involves cases related to navigation and commerce on oceans, rivers, and lakes. Admiralty and maritime cases can involve injuries to longshoremen and vessel crew members, contracts for cargo shipping, vessel collisions, and cruise ship passenger injuries. If your issues involves ships and shipping, business or commerce transacted at sea, finds and salvage, the duties, rights, and liabilities of ship owners, ship masters, and other maritime workers, it is within the realm of admiralty law.

Answers to maritime and admiralty law issues in Illinois

In certain kinds of cases, lawyers charge what is called a contingency fee. Instead of billing by the hour, the...

The Jones Act allows an injured seaman or fisherman to bring a claim against his or her employer for the negligence...

Paying passengers who are injured on a boat or cruise may bring a lawsuit against the boat owner if the owner's...