Cases involving maritime, admiralty, and boating accident deaths are extremely complex and require the assistance of experienced maritime and wrongful death lawyers. At The Young Firm, our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf families throughout the Gulf Coast region. If you would to schedule an evaluation of your wrongful death and Death on the High Seas Act claim, contact our Louisiana maritime lawyers. Don’t delay; early accident investigation may be the key to the success of your lawsuit.
The Death on the High Seas Act provides recovery for the death of any person caused by wrongful act or negligence occurring beyond three miles from the shore of any state. The decedent’s wife, husband, parent, or child may file a claim under the stipulations of the Death on the High Seas Act.
In cases involving the Death on the High Seas Act, the plaintiff is eligible to recover damages for losses and expenses associated with the death of his or her family member. If you believe you have a Death on the High Seas Act claim, contact the Louisiana maritime lawyers at The Young Firm. An experienced attorney will carefully evaluate your case and advise you of your legal options.
Death on the High Seas Act claim are often founded on unseaworthiness. Vessel owners owe their seamen a strict duty to provide a seaworthy vessel (one that is reasonably fit for its intended use). This duty extends to all parts of the vessel, even its crew. Thus, unfit crew members also constitute an unseaworthy condition and may warrant a claim. Even temporary conditions (such as oil, water, or ice on the deck) provide a basis for recovery.
If a family member has been killed as a result of a vessel owner’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation under the Death on the High Seas Act. Contact our New Orleans, Louisiana office today. Our maritime lawyers provide families throughout the Gulf Coast region with trustworthy, aggressive representation.
Death on the High Seas Act claims and the laws of maritime wrongful death are particularly complicated. Therefore, anyone who has lost a loved one at sea should contact an experienced admiralty attorney. At The Young Firm, we have successfully handled many Death on the High Seas Act claims. Contact our Louisiana maritime lawyers today to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation.