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Maritime Attorney – Wrongful Death

Nothing can be more difficult for a family member than having their spouse or parent killed in an accident. Unfortunately, when a family member works in the maritime industry the risk of suffering a serious injury or being killed comes with the job. Seamen, oil rig workers, crew members, dock workers, longshoremen and other maritime employees work in difficult and dangerous environments where accidents and deaths take place far too often. When a tragedy occurs, the surviving wife, husband, child or parents not only have to deal with tremendous grief and suffering, they also have to figure out how they can recover the compensation they need to go about living and raising a family from companies and insurance carriers who are looking to pay out as little money as possible.

The Willis Law Firm is an experienced maritime injury firm representing maritime workers and their family members. For more than 30 years we have been fighting for the legal rights of the victims nationwide in maritime injury claims and wrongful death actions. Our firm handles all types of accident and wrongful death claims, including those arising out of:

  • Tugboat accidents
  • Barge accidents
  • Oilrig Drilling Accidents
  • Crane accidents
  • Dredge accidents
  • Engine Room accidents
  • Helicopter Transport Accidents
  • Rigging Accidents
  • Asbestos Dust and Fibers Exposures
  • Commercial and recreational boating accidents
  • Commercial diving accidents
  • Marine terminal accidents
  • Crew and supply boat accidents
  • Shipyard accidents
  • Offshore platform and oil rig accidents
  • Cargo ship accidents
  • Crab boat accidents
  • Cruise ship accidents
  • Derrick, drill rig and drill ship accidents
  • Fishing boat and shrimp boat accidents
  • Offshore construction accidents

If you are struggling with the death of a loved one from a maritime accident it is critical to select a law firm that has extensive experience working with these types of claims. These cases can be complicated so you need to make sure you have an attorney who will file the right legal claims to get you the compensation you need to deal with a tragic situation.

Types of Legal Actions When a Maritime Death Occurs

The Willis Law firm has more than 30 years of helping injured workers and surviving family members in maritime injury accidents. We have an in-depth understanding of the complex federal and state laws that govern claims involving deaths that occur on or near the water. Depending upon the type of work involved and where the death occurred, your case may fall under the Jones Act, the Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA), the Longshore Harbor and Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) or other maritime injury laws.

When you work with our firm we will undertake a thorough analysis of your case to determine the best legal avenues available to you. We understand just how difficult and painful it can be to lose someone you love. Our goal is to make the legal process as easy as possible for you. We know we can never make things right, but we hope we can lessen some of your worries by helping you recover the full financial compensation you are entitled to under the law.

The Willis Law Firm is Here to Help

If you are dealing with the aftermath of a maritime related death, the Willis Law Firm is here to help. We are a caring and compassionate, yet aggressive legal team that will answer your questions and provide you with the legal advice and support you need to get through a difficult and painful situation. Call us today at 1-800-468-4878 to schedule a free evaluation of your case.

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Willis Law Firm, Offshore & Maritime Lawyer
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Principal Office - Houston, Texas
5005 Riverway Drive
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Houston, Texas 77056
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