Maritime Wrongful Death

If you have lost a member of your family in a fatal maritime accident, you may be entitled to compensation. The Jones Act and the Death on the High Seas Act each provide relief in cases involving fatal maritime accidents.

To learn more, contact the experienced admiralty and maritime lawyers at Portner ♦ Bond, PLLC, in Beaumont. Call 409-838-4444 or toll free at 888-707-4813. We will represent clients throughout Texas and in states throughout the region in admiralty and maritime wrongful death claims.

Protecting Your Right To Compensation

If a seaman is killed, his or her family may bring a Jones Act suit to seek monetary damages. Jones Act claims provide compensation for seamen on a wide range of vessels, including:

  • Offshore oil drilling rigs
  • Boats
  • Ships
  • Barges
  • Cruise ships
  • Fishing boats
  • Other seagoing vessels

Federal Law Permits Compensation For Family Members

The Death on the High Seas Act also provides a means of recovery for family members in cases involving fatal maritime injuries. It states:

When the death of an individual is caused by wrongful act, neglect or default occurring on the high seas beyond three nautical miles from the shore of the United States, the personal representative of the decedent may bring a civil action in admiralty against the person or vessel responsible. The action shall be for the exclusive benefit of the decedent's spouse, parent, child or dependent relative.

Our attorneys are committed to providing the help you need. For experienced, knowledgeable and highly skilled representation, you can rely on Portner ♦ Bond, PLLC.

Contact Our Texas Maritime Attorneys

To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced admiralty and maritime attorneys, call 409-838-4444 or toll free at 888-707-4813. You may also contact us by email.

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