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Helping Texas families with maritime wrongful death suits

Many Texas residents earn their living working on the water, including on the oil platforms that ring our coastline and on commercial fishing boats. Many maritime jobs carry a serious risk of harm or death if appropriate safety precautions are not taken.

The Death on the High Seas Act is a maritime wrongful death law that helps family members of those killed in maritime work accidents seek compensation. The law applies to accidents that occur more than three nautical miles out from U.S. land. It allows family members (specifically parents, spouses, children or other dependent family members) to hold an individual and/or entity civilly liable for their loved one's death if it was due to the defendant's negligence or actions.

At Manuel Gonzales, P.C., we represent clients in admiralty law claims who are having difficulty obtaining the money to which they're entitled under DOHSA and other maritime laws. The Jones Act, for example, covers actions against a seaman's employer for his or her injury or death. We also help clients who were injured while repairing a ship or working on a dock.

Our attorneys have helped injured workers and families of workers who have been killed in maritime accidents throughout Texas use the laws in place to protect these workers to get the money they need to cover medical bills, lost wages and other costs that can place a financial burden on a family. We offer a free consultation, so it costs nothing to determine whether we can help you.

Our firm has offices in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio for our clients' convenience. We also have a Spanish-speaking attorney at each of these three offices to better serve the people of Texas.

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