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Death on the High Seas Act

Representing Beneficiaries in South Florida

Federal statute 46 U.S.C. sections 30301-30308 are referred to as the Death on the High Seas Act (“Act”). The Act allows the decedents (spouse, child, parent, or dependent family member) of an individual whose death is caused by neglect or wrongful act more than three miles off the United States shore to bring a civil action against a responsible party or entity. The Act also applies to airline that occur over water and more than twelve miles from domestic shorelines.

 

The beneficiaries of the decedent are entitled to “fair compensation for the pecuniary loss sustained by the individuals for whose benefit the action is brought,” reducing the amount accordingly if contributory negligence is applicable. The Death on High Seas Act also allows a personal representative to substitute a deceased plaintiff in a legal matter if a civil action has already been filed by the time of death, ensuring that the proceedings will continue.

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If you qualify under the Death on the High Seas Act by suffering the loss of a loved one due to the negligence of a ship owner, contact the Law Offices of Brandon L. Chase to discuss legal representation for your potential claims.

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The Law Offices of Brandon L. Chase is eager to assist with your cruise ship accident claim, personal injury claim, or maritime and admiralty law questions. The firm understands that each client and case is different than the next, which is why they are committed to providing individualized attention and insightful legal advice. Contact the Miami trial attorneys now to move forward with your claim.

 

Law Offices of Brandon L. Chase
The Ingraham Building
25 Southeast 2nd Avenue, Eighth Floor
Miami, Florida 33131
phone: (305) 677-2228
fax: (305) 677-3232
email: bchase@cruiselawmiami.com

Areas of Practice

Jones Act and Crewmember Claims

Jones Act and Crewmember Claims

Jet Ski Accidents

Jet Ski Accidents

Cruise Ship Claims

Cruise Ship Claims

Cruise Ship Sexual Assault

Cruise Ship Sexual Assault

Death On The High Seas Act

Death On The High Seas Act

Shore Excursion Accidents

Shore Excursion Accidents

Premises Liability

Premises Liability

Slip and Fall

Slip and Fall

Car, Bicycle & Motorcycle Accidents

Car, Bicycle & Motorcycle Accidents

Product Liability

Product Liability