Wrongful Death Claims
Shock, confusion, emotional devastation and unanswered questions — these are the things that families and loved ones of people who die at sea are left with. Unfortunately, trying to cope with such an unexpected loss leaves many survivors vulnerable to employers and insurance companies that would like nothing better than to settle all potential claims for as little money as possible.
At Seattle Maritime Attorneys, we can provide answers that may give you some comfort in the wake of this tragedy, as well as the legal protection and advice that you and your family will need in the weeks and months to follow.
John Merriam and Gordon Webb, our two nationwide maritime wrongful death attorneys, have more than 50 years of combined experience with maritime injury and wrongful death claims. As a result, each has come to know and understand the complexities of the laws that apply to these cases, including the Jones Act and the Death on the High Seas Act. Working together, and with other dedicated maritime law attorneys from across the U.S. whom we can call on if needed, you can count on us to pursue the justice and financial security your family deserves.
Contact our Death on the High Seas Act lawyers today for a free consultation.
From our Puget Sound area law offices, we handle maritime wrongful death claims originating 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. Our wrongful death practice includes claims arising out of:
- Commercial fishing and seafood processing accidents
- Cargo ship accidents
- Cruise ship accidents, including accidents related to off-ship excursions
- Oil rig and oil platform accidents
- Tug and barge accidents
- Pleasure boat or yacht accidents
- Diving accidents
- Washington State ferry accidents
Washington Lawyers Experienced in Claims Arising From Death on the High Seas Act
We are sensitive to the pain our clients are going through and handle these cases in a compassionate, yet professional manner that previous clients have found reassuring and supportive.
We are ready to help you with your legal claims and concerns in this same way. To put your case in good hands, call our Seattle office at 206.729.5252, or our Bellevue office at 425.454.3800, or contact our maritime wrongful death law firm online to schedule a free initial consultation.