What Should I Know About Maritime Wrongful Death Claims?

What should I know about maritime wrongful death? | Brais Law | Maritime Injury Attorney
For more than twenty-five years the firm has handled all types of Maritime and Admiralty related claims, including yacht and recreational boat collisions , personal watercraft (“Jet Ski” and “Wave Runner”) injuries from collisions and allisions (impact with a fixed object, e.g., fixed bridge), diving & snorkeling prop strike injuries , unsafe marine products and marine commercial disputes which often times lead to liens & vessel arrests of a yachts or commercial vessels by a Federal Marshall.

What Should I Know About Maritime Wrongful Death Claims?

Wrongful death claims under general maritime law can be extremely complicated. They have nothing to do with state law recoveries. There’s one exception to that. If the maritime casualty happened within three nautical miles and in some cases to the western edge of the Gulf Stream, then perhaps only state law would apply. Beyond that, there are occasions when something referred to as DOHSA, Death on the High Seas Act, will apply.

Under DOHSA, there’s only a certain amount of recoverable damages. Complicating that whole process, there’s something if it’s a Jones Act Seaman who’s died, then the Jones Act Seaman has perhaps pre-death pain and suffering in other or survival cause of action.

It’s a very, very complicated area of the law. We are called upon day in and day out to help people in these situations. If anyone would like to receive more information about this, they can certainly call my law firm. We would be happy to help.

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