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Experienced Maritime Lawyers for Death on the High Seas Act Cases

About Us

At Kraft Davies Olsson PLLC, we are a team of skilled and dedicated maritime lawyers with extensive experience in handling cases related to the Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA). Our firm is committed to providing exceptional legal representation and support to clients who have lost loved ones due to fatal accidents at sea. With our in-depth knowledge of maritime law and a track record of successful cases, we are prepared to fight for your rights and help you seek the compensation you deserve.

What Is the Death on the High Seas Act?

The Death on the High Seas Act is a federal law that governs legal claims for the wrongful death of individuals that occur beyond three nautical miles from the shore of the United States. Enacted in 1920, this legislation aims to provide compensation for the families and dependents of individuals who lost their lives due to accidents or negligence on the high seas.

Under the DOHSA, eligible family members can file a legal claim seeking damages for various losses, including:

  1. Loss of financial support
  2. Loss of companionship and consortium
  3. Funeral and burial expenses
  4. Mental anguish and emotional distress

It's important to note that the DOHSA only applies to cases involving fatal accidents occurring in international waters or beyond three nautical miles from the U.S. coastline. For accidents within the territorial waters, state laws may apply.

Our Services

At Kraft Davies Olsson PLLC, we understand the complexities and challenges that arise in Death on the High Seas Act cases. Our team of experienced maritime lawyers provides comprehensive legal services, including:

  1. Case Evaluation: We offer a free initial consultation to assess the viability of your case and determine the best course of action. During this evaluation, we will gather the necessary information and guide you through the legal process.
  2. Investigation and Evidence Collection: Our skilled attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the accident. We will gather evidence, review relevant documents, consult experts, and identify liable parties to build a strong case on your behalf.
  3. Legal Representation: We will advocate for your rights throughout the legal proceedings, negotiating with insurance companies and other parties involved. Our team will handle all aspects of your case, including court appearances and settlement negotiations, to ensure the best possible outcome.
  4. Compensation Recovery: Our primary goal is to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. We will meticulously calculate the damages you are entitled to and aggressively pursue maximum financial recovery on your behalf.
  5. Compassionate Support: We understand the emotional toll of losing a loved one, and we are committed to providing compassionate support and guidance throughout the entire legal process. Our team will be available to address your concerns, answer your questions, and provide regular updates on your case.
Why Choose Us?
  1. Experience: Our attorneys have deep focus in maritime law and have years of experience handling Death on the High Seas Act cases. We have a deep understanding of the complex legal issues involved and the tactics used by insurance companies to minimize payouts.
  2. Dedication: We are dedicated to fighting for the rights of our clients and obtaining the best possible outcome for their cases. We will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
  3. Personalized Approach: We understand that every case is unique, and we provide personalized attention to each client. You can expect individualized legal strategies tailored to your specific circumstances and goals.
  4. Proven Track Record: Our firm has a strong track record of successful outcomes in Death on the High Seas Act cases. We have obtained substantial settlements and verdicts for our clients, providing them with the financial support they need during difficult times.
  5. Client Satisfaction: We prioritize client satisfaction and strive to provide exceptional legal services. Our firm has earned a reputation for delivering results and providing compassionate support to our clients.
Contact Us Today

If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal accident on the high seas, it is crucial to seek legal representation from experienced maritime lawyers who understand the intricacies of the Death on the High Seas Act. Contact Kraft Davies Olsson PLLC today to schedule a free consultation and discuss your case with our knowledgeable attorneys. We are ready to stand by your side and fight for your rights.