Since 1977, our law firm has worked hard on behalf of clients injured aboard ships of all sizes and classes. The members of our legal team at Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski share a lifelong love of the sea, including each of the attorneys.
If you were injured in an accident on a fishing vessel, tug, barge, oil rig, or another type of seagoing vessel, then you need an advocate on your side who has the experience to represent your rights against the largest of companies.
More importantly, you need a Seattle, Bellingham, Portland, San Francisco or Los Angeles admiralty lawyer who understands your way of life because they have a passion for the maritime industry. At Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski you will always be represented by a Washington, California, Alaska, or Oregon-licensed lawyer highly experienced in maritime law who has a strong track record of success.
Technology has done much to automate traditional worker roles throughout the decades, but it can never replace the hardworking men and women who work tirelessly on or around sea vessels. Maritime workers, including seamen and longshoremen, continue to bear the heavy and often hazardous burden of working in the maritime industry.
Safety training and proper equipment, when employed, can help minimize the occurrence of an accident, but human error, dangerous ship conditions, and the unpredictability of Mother Nature can quickly lead to a serious accident. What happens to the fish processor with constant pain from a repeated stress back injury? The deckhand who cannot handle lines anymore due to a ruptured disc? The grieving wife who lost her husband in a vessel sinking?
Our legal system in Washington, Oregon, California, and Alaska, allows victims of maritime accidents and their loved ones to pursue compensation after an accident. The seaman can bring a legal action against the employer. Longshoremen may also seek a third-party claim against the shipowner for injuries sustained aboard vessels.
Claims for money damages can also be brought against third-party vendors or contractors who can be held liable under the general maritime law for industrial accidents that cause injuries to maritime workers.
Pursuing the compensation you or your loved one need does not have to add to your already heavy burden. An experienced maritime lawyer in Seattle, Bellingham, San Francisco, Portland or Los Angeles can hold the employer and any other relevant parties accountable for the injuries you sustained.
Our attorneys can help you navigate through these difficult times and find a resolution that provides reasonable compensation in both the short-term and long-term. You have suffered enough – it’s time to let somebody else fight on your behalf.