California Wrongful Death Lawyers
If your loved one died as a result of an accident on a commercial vessel at sea, there is something very important you must be aware of: there is a significant difference in the amount of damages available to your family for death on the high seas, compared to land-based legal remedies or deaths occurring on a boat or vessel plying an inland waterway. It is critically important that your attorney is aware of the various issues involved in a wrongful death claim.
After More Than 40 Years, Few Law Firms in the Nation Can Match Our Record of Maritime Wrongful Death Claims
Filing a wrongful death lawsuit for a death occurring in an industrial accident on land is not at all the same as a claim for death on the high seas or a Jones Act wrongful death claim. Our firm offers the specific experience, knowledge and skills to help you get the maximum compensation your family needs.
When death occurs on the high seas, there may be limitations on the amount that surviving family members can sue the ship owner for damages. Your attorney will need experience seeking damages from every possible avenue, such as the ship owner, the manufacturer of a defective piece of equipment and even other crew members. There may also be different deadlines for filing that apply, depending upon the circumstances of the accident and death.
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If you lost a loved one who was killed in an accident on a sea-going vessel or in any other water-transport industry, talk to an experienced maritime law attorney at Lyle C. Cavin, Jr. & Associates in Oakland, California. We have been fighting on behalf of seamen and their families in the maritime trades for more than 40 years. Our seaman's wrongful death attorneys have recovered some of the most significant Jones Act claims on record. We work with a network of independent professionals in port and waterway cities across the nation to provide local counsel for plaintiff families. Wherever you are in the U.S., if you lost a loved one in a fatal maritime accident, contact our offices in Oakland to schedule a free consultation.