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Death on the High Seas Act Claims in New Orleans

Catastrophic Death at Sea Suffered by Seaman and Maritime Workers

If a loved one has died while working at sea near Louisiana, our New Orleans maritime injury attorney at The Chopin Law Firm LLC can provide the answers you need to figure out whether or not a Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA) claim is right for your family. With more than five decades of legal experience, we can guide you through the complexities of the maritime legal system in order to recover the most favorable settlement possible. 我们的法律团队理解您正在经历的艰难时刻, 所以我们可以帮你减轻经济负担.

Am I Eligible for a DOHSA Claim?

DOHSA允许因疏忽造成死亡的人获得赔偿, default, or a wrongful act. 这样的行动必须在离海岸至少三英里的公海上进行.

DOHSA适用于所有海事和非海事工人的遗属, depending upon where the vessel is at the time the death occurred. The remedies are limited to funeral expenses, medical expenses, loss of support, loss of inheritance, loss of service provide by the deceased, and loss of nurture to children.

Whether filed in state or federal court, the statute of limitations for maritime death claims under the DOHSA is three years from the date of the death. However, it is necessary to file for such a claim immediately.

如果死者对导致死亡的事故负有部分责任, DOHSA rules do not rule out any financial remedy to the family. 然而,共同过失将是DOHSA案件中考虑的一个因素.

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