Seattle Maritime Injury Attorneys

Experienced on Deck and in the Court Room   Protecting the Rights of Those Injured at Sea

Seattle Maritime Attorneys is made up of some of the most experienced attorneys engaged in the practice of maritime law in the United States.  

Two of our attorneys, John Merriam and Gordon Webb, have handled an extensive number of maritime cases in Alaska, Washington and across the nation, and most probably have represented more cruise ship claims in the State of Washington than any other firm.  Combining both of their experiences of having worked on ships with their courtroom knowledge gives them the practical and professional skills it takes to successfully handle the unique complexities involved in maritime claims.  

John Merriam has been selected and is recognized as a Super Lawyer who has attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Gordon Webb has been selected and is recognized by the American Society of Legal Advocates as one of the top 100 Ligation lawyers in the State of Washington.  

Please feel free to email and or call Seattle Maritime Attorneys for a free case evaluation.  

The attorneys at Seattle Maritime Attorneys provide skilled representation on behalf of nearly everyone who has been injured while on a vessel -- cruise ship passengers, pleasure boaters, tug and barge workers, ferry workers, oil rig workers, seafood processors, commercial fishermen, merchant seamen, sailors working with the military Sea-lift Command and many others.

The cruise ship accident lawyers at SMA regularly handle Jones Act and maritime injury cases originating from all over the globe and from all parts of the North American continent, including the Gulf of Alaska, the Bering Sea, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico.

Whomever you are and however or wherever you were injured, our attorneys will work closely with you to identify your unique needs and to aggressively pursue the compensation you are entitled to receive. Our practice focuses on two general types of claims:

  • Jones Act Claims — These cases involve wage claims or injuries to people who work on tugs, ferries, barges, cargo vessels, oil platforms, commercial fishing boats, offshore seafood processors, cruise ships and other marine vessels.
  • Passenger claims — These cases include cruise ship passenger injury claims, accidents involving yachts and other pleasure boats, and injuries to passengers on ferry boats or fishing and sightseeing charters.
  • FTCA Claims - These cases include claims on behalf of sailors working for the Department of Navy and the Military Sea-Lift.
We Put the Wind Back in Your Sails

You've been through enough and shouldn't have to spend any more time dealing with difficult legal problems, insurance companies or employers. Let us take care of these troubles for you. Contact us today for a free initial consultation with a highly skilled and experienced cruise ship accident attorney.

Our nationwide toll free number is 877-800-1007.

Our local numbers are 425-454-3800 (Bellevue) and 206-729-5252 (Seattle).

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