What is the Death on the High Seas Act?

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Posted: October 7, 2020

The DHOSA (Death on the High Seas Act) is an admiralty law that covers wrongful death occurring three or more miles away from the United States shoreline. Unlike other types of wrongful death cases, however, the DHOSA does not provide damages for pain and suffering, loss of companionship, and other non-economic considerations.

If you have lost a loved one and believe that you have cause to file suit under the DHOSA, please call Hickey Law Firm at 305-371-8000 to schedule a free consultation today. Located in Miami, our award-wining maritime attorneys serve families struggling with wrongful death throughout the United States.