Fatal Accident Attorneys
Losing a loved one in a wrongful death scenario is one of life’s most traumatic experiences. The process of grieving and recovering from such a loss can seem overwhelming for family members or close friends. Unfortunately, many of the fatal accidents that occur offshore are caused by employer negligence. A lack of proper crew training, unsafe working conditions, or improperly tested machines are all causes of fatal offshore accidents.
The Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA) is a federal law intended to help families whose loved ones have perished in work-related accidents. The law covers most death occurring offshore beyond three nautical miles from the shore of the United States. A personal representative of the deceased individual can bring a DOHSA action.
If you have lost a family member as a result of a fatal accident, it is very important that you contact a highly-skilled, offshore maritime fatal accident lawyer at Herman Herman & Katz, L.L.C. immediately. Learn about your legal rights from an experienced offshore maritime injury attorney by filling out our free, no-obligation case review form located on this website.
Our experienced legal team also handles other types of maritime accidents including: