The United States Death on the High Seas Act of 1920 (DOHSA) (46 U.S.C. app. §§ 761–768) is a United States admiralty law enacted by the United States Congress. An Act is a type of law that contain rules and regulations pertaining to specific situations and circumstances.
If you lost a loved one who was working at sea, you may be entitled to recover for certain economic damages, including lost wages, under the Death on the High Seas Act. Contact our maritime accident lawyers today for a free consultation; we may be able to help you recover for your losses. While there is no amount of money that can replace a loved one in your life, the law exists to help you protect against an uncertain future.