Wrongful Death Claims

Wrongful Death ClaimsObtaining Justice and Compensation for Your Loss

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.

Our Practice

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:

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.

Client Reviews
John has helped me get my pay. He REALLY went up to bat for me, I can't recommend him highly enough.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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