Effective Legal Help in Maritime Injury Death Claims
The maritime industry is one of the world's most dangerous work environments. The lawyers at Beard, Stacey, and Jacobsen, LLP, have extensive experience in handling maritime wrongful death claims. They are recognized an one of the preeminent personal injury firms in the country. We handle maritime death cases with compassion, skill, and experience.
You Have Rights, We Will Protect Them
If a member of your family suffered a fatal injury while working at sea or on a navigable inland waterway, it is important to understand your rights under the Jones Act, the Death on the High Seas Act and general maritime law. In maritime death cases, an experienced maritime lawyer should be retained as soon as possible to begin investigation of your claim and to preserve evidence.
The maritime law attorneys of Beard, Stacey and Jacobsen, LLP, are highly experienced when it comes to handling maritime wrongful death claims. We have handled over 50 maritime death claims for clients throughout the nation.
We have successfully represented clients whose loved ones suffered fatal injuries due to:
- Sinking vessels
- Fires and explosions
- Inadequate training
- Defective machinery
- Unseaworthy vessels
- Lack of vessel stability
If your child, spouse, parent or sibling died as the result of negligence or _____while working in the maritime industry, you are entitled to recover financial compensation. How much depends on the specific circumstances of your case and the law which governs your wrongful death claim. Our lawyers are skilled in presenting your case so that you will get the compensation you are entitled to.
The Death on the High Seas Act and Jones Act
Maritime wrongful death claims may be filed under the Death on the High Seas Act if the accident occurred more than three nautical miles off the coast of the U.S. and the Jones Act Accidents that occur within state territorial waters are governed by general maritime law, the Jones Act and in some instances state wrongful death statutes.
You may be entitled to seek compensation for damages, including loss of the financial support, loss of the care, nurture and guidance of your loved one, predeath medical expenses, and burial and funeral costs.
To put our experience to work for you, please contact Beard, Stacey and Jacobsen, LLP.