What is the Death on the High Seas Act?

September 18, 2019

What is the Death on the High Seas Act?

  If someone you love has been killed while at sea, or due to an accident that occurred at sea, you need to know the laws that govern whether or not you can secure compensation for your loss. The Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA), applies when “the death of an individual is caused…

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September 8, 2019

What is General Maritime Law?

One of the most confusing aspects of law revolves around the waterways. Most people assume that the laws of the high seas are just like regular laws, but that is not the case. There is a rich history behind the making of maritime law. Unfortunately, few of these laws are actually in the federal or…

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January 14, 2019

Deadly Crash on I-75: Will Sudden Medical Emergency Defense Apply?

Earlier this week, audiences across Florida watched in horror as news channels showed the fiery remains of the vehicles involved in a head-on collision on I-75, near Gainesville, FL. The recent accident involved a semi-tractor trailer suddenly veering sharply left, striking another vehicle, and then both vehicles ending up in oncoming traffic. Colliding with another…

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January 14, 2019

Work-Related Deaths in the US

Fall, slip, fire, exposure to harmful substances, struck by equipment, and caught in, or compressed by an object. These are all categories the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) uses to neatly accomplish the grisly task of tallying and categorizing workplace-related deaths in the U.S. each year. According to the BLS’s annual report, 5,147 workers died on…

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January 7, 2019

Uber’s Autonomous Vehicle Death Case Settlement

This year, Uber has become the first peer-to-peer ride-sharing company to be sued and to have settled for a death involving an autonomous vehicle. Uber’s self-driving vehicle struck and killed Elaine Herzberg, a 49-year old Arizona woman, as she attempted to cross a street with her bicycle. While the autonomous vehicle had the redundant safety…

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August 2, 2016

Children Die in Hot Cars Every Year

It’s a shocking statistic, but every year in America, an average of 38 children die from being left in hot cars. What kind of person, let alone a responsible parent, would leave their child in a hot car long enough to die? A Washington Post article looks at some of those people and the aftermath…

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