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Fishing Accident Lawsuit Verdicts & Settlements

Seattle Lawyers Recover Millions for Injured Commercial Fishermen

Since 1982, the attorneys of Beard, Stacey and Jacobsen, LLP, have been standing up for the rights of injured fishermen, fish processors and Jones Act seamen and getting results, including:

  • $4 million: Fishing boat deckhand injured in engine room explosion
  • $3.35 million: Confidential Jones Act settlement for injured fish processor.
  • $2.35 million: Deck hand foot crushed by deck hatch.
  • $1.9 million: Lack of training and lack of safety guards around a bait chopper caused a crab boat deckhand to lose some fingers while others were mangled and disfigured.
  • $1.8 million: Deckhand shoulder and arm injuries caused by negligent operation of trawl net drum.
  • $1.5 million: Wrongful death of fish processor.
  • $1 million: An Alaskan crab boat sank, killing crew members, because of negligent safety measures. The crab tanks lacked check valves and high water alarms.
  • $1.2 million: Negligent operation caused the wrongful death of our client when a crab boat sank off the coast of Alaska.
  • $1 million: A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, found that negligence caused our client, a crab boat deckhand, to suffer leg fractures and compartment syndrome.
  • $1 million: An unseaworthy vessel and inadequate safety training combined to sink a crab boat and kill a deckhand. We represented his family in this wrongful death claim.
  • $1 million: A crab boat deckhand sustained permanent, career-ending injuries to his arm and shoulder because of the failure to properly guard the hydraulic controls of a crab block.
  • $1.2 million: A deckhand on a crab boat developed reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), a chronic pain syndrome, after a serious injury to his hand and leg caused by negligence in shipboard procedures and training.

If you have been injured in a commercial fishing accident, please contact our law firm. Located in Seattle, Washington, we represent clients in the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.

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Beard Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP
4039 21st Avenue W., #401
Seattle, Washington 98199
Phone: 206-452-1282
Toll Free: 1-866-974-9633
Fax: 206-282-1149