The truth is, working aboard vessels is dangerous. With this danger often comes the most tragic of situations. Rest assured that the family of seamen killed while working aboard a vessel are protected under the maritime law.
The seaman’s personal representative may bring claims under the Jones Act and the general maritime law. Damages are generally governed by either the Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA) and/or state wrongful death statutes. These damages are meant to protect the seaman’s spouse, children, parents, and other beneficiaries.
With a combined experience of over 75 years, our attorneys have handled maritime wrongful death cases arising from vessel sinkings and other vessel accidents taking place in Alaska waters, the Bering Sea, and other parts of the North Pacific; including wrongful death claims involving the vessels Oceanic, Lin J, Amber Dawn, Advantage, Star Ruby, and Aleutian Venture. These are difficult times for family members. It is our job to help steer family members through these difficult times, and to assure that the loved ones of lost seamen are properly protected and cared for.
Maritime insurance is meant to cover wrongful maritime death claims. Our attorneys have decades of experience handling maritime wrongful death claims, and tragic vessel sinkings. Our understanding of maritime insurance and the maritime industry, coupled with our understanding of maritime wrongful death claims, including Jones Act negligence, unseaworthiness, Death on the High Seas Act, and Alaska and Washington state wrongful death remedies, gives the families left behind by seamen an added edge in having us resolve their maritime wrongful death claims – be it by settlement or trial.
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“Going through this difficult process it was nice to have such a great team at Johnson Kamai & Trueb. I was always getting updates from the attorney or paralegals. Even now that my case is over I still get cards or emails from them just checking in on me. Very grateful to them and I strongly recommend them to anyone.”