The Supreme Court Protects Your Right to a Wrongful Death Action
If you have lost a loved one working as a seaman or another maritime industry occupation covered by the Jones Act, you have a right to bring a wrongful death claim. The Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Dutra Group v. Batterton provided protections for the rights of the surviving families of seamen killed to bring both a wrongful death action and a survival action. Knowing whether or not case law applies to your situation and whether you are guaranteed certain remedies by it will depend on the unique facts and circumstances of your case. Each Jones Act death attorney at Brais Law is prepared to put the firm’s decades of combined experience in maritime law to work on your behalf. We will carefully assess the circumstances of the accident or incident that led to the loss of your loved one to identify the best course of action to take in support of recovering full damages on your behalf.