Seattle Lawyers Recover Millions in Jones Act Wrongful Death Claims
If negligence of any kind causes the death of a of a seaman or fisherman, the immediate family members may be entitled to financial compensation under the Jones Act, the Death on the High Seas Act or general maritime law.
The attorneys of Beard, Stacey and Jacobsen, LLP, have decades of experience successfully resolving maritime wrongful death claims.
We have successfully represented clients in more than 50 maritime wrongful death cases.
No matter how complex the claim or how intimidating the opposition, you can rely on us to aggressively pursue the full amount of compensation you deserve.
Our past successes include:
- $2.9 million for the survivors of a deckhand who suffered a wrongful death aboard an oil response barge in Alaska
- $2.3 million in a case involving crew members who died in a factory trawler sinking in Alaska
- $1.5 million for the wrongful death of a fish processor
- $1.4 million for the wrongful death of a crewman who fell to his death from a Jacob's ladder because the crew had not been properly trained in man overboard procedures
- $4.65 million shore side truck accident
- $1.3 million for the family members of a crewman who died when a factory trawler sank off the shore of Alaska
- $1.2 million for the wrongful death of a fisherman on an Alaskan crab boat that sank due to improper operation of the boat in icy conditions
- $1 million for the wrongful death of a crewman in an Alaska crab boat sinking
- $1 million (insurance policy limit) for the wrongful death of crew members in an Oregon Dungeness crab boat sinking
- $1 million in a crab boat sinking wrongful death case involving an unseaworthy vessel and failure to train the crew in basic safety procedures
If you are the spouse, child, parent or sibling of a maritime worker who died at sea, you should contact an attorney at Beard, Stacey and Jacobsen, LLP, in Seattle, Washington. We offer a free consultation and case evaluation.