Catastrophic Injury Claims

Catastrophic Injury ClaimsWorking Hard to Obtain Full Compensation for People Who Suffer Catastrophic Injuries at Sea

Violent storms, powerful currents, hazards to navigation, ever-present human error, and other factors, have long combined to make for accidents at sea. These accidents often result in catastrophic personal injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries (TBI), spinal cord injuries, paralysis, nerve damage, burns and amputation.

In these cases, a fast, cheap and easy settlement will almost certainly never be enough. To give yourself the best chance of recovering full compensation, you will want to contact an experienced attorney who has had proven success with these types of maritime claims.

At Seattle Maritime Attorneys we know that when a person suffers a catastrophic injury their life and the lives of those who love them are profoundly and permanently changed. Because of that, we focus not only on the needs of the person injured, but also on the needs of the whole family. And in even the most challenging cases we have handled over the years, the experience we bring and the approach we take have combined to produce results that give our clients the resources they need to rebuild.

Accounting for All of Your Injuries and Losses

Whether you were injured in a cruise ship accident half way around the globe or while working on a Puget Sound ferry — our commitment to providing exceptional service means that we work closely with you, and also with medical and economic experts to ensure that all of past, present and future damages are adequately compensated for when the case is finally resolved.

Some of the specific types of damages we may be able to claim compensation for include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of wages, past and future
  • Past medical bills
  • Future medical care and treatment needs
  • Non-economic damages, such as loss of consortium or loss of enjoyment of life
  • Intentional or reckless disregard for your health and safety (punitive damages)

Washington Jones Act Lawyers ∙
Nationwide Maritime Catastrophic Injury Attorneys

Working together, and with other maritime law attorneys nationwide when needed, we have been effectively asserting the rights of injured cruise ship passengers for more than 50 years. Today, we regularly handle Jones Act and maritime injury cases originating from around 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.

Call or contact us online to arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer. Our nationwide toll-free number is 877.800.1007. Our local numbers are 425.454.3800 (Bellevue) and 206.729.5252 (Seattle).

Client Reviews
John has helped me get my pay. He REALLY went up to bat for me, I can't recommend him highly enough. Jamie
There are very few people I trust in this world but John Merriam is at the top of my list he not only is a man of outstanding character and morals as well as honest but he truly cares about his clients well being and situation… Matthew
I lost most of my vision from an accident at sea. Gordon handled my case with motivation and haste that I could imagine would have been the way he would have handled it if it had been him who was injured. I was ver impressed by how much he cared and especially his work ethic. Andrew
Gordon helped me and family get through a very hard time. I was severely injured, and Gordon was able to settle my case for more than i was hoping for. If anything else happens he will be the first person I call. Kerrey
I very much appreciated the sense of urgency that Gordon Webb demonstrated as he handled my case. Emails and phone calls were returned almost instantly, questions were answered and solutions were offered. Gordon's firm came highly recommended and I am very pleased that I made the right choice to hire him. Maureen