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For those in the Pacific Northwest, including Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and California, the ocean carries particular importance. Many people work at sea. Ports and harbors in Seattle, Portland, Anchorage, San Francisco, and other cities along the seafront are major employment centers. Many Pacific Northwesterners work in the commercial fishing industry. The ocean also serves as a major conduit for both transportation and leisure, with ferries and cruise ships.
With such a strong economic presence, the maritime industry has many employees who might get injured on the job or passengers who might be injured on their trip. When this occurs, they have rights to recovery, and an attorney can help them exercise those rights.
After an injury on a ship or while working in a harbor, the maritime lawyers in Seattle at Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski can fight for your recovery. With offices in Seattle and Bellingham, we represent clients throughout the State of Washington. We also have offices in Portland, Oregon, and San Francisco, California.
We are experienced in the practice of admiralty law or the law of the sea. If you've been injured, you have a right to justice. Call us today at 1 (800) 262-8529 or send an online message for a free consultation to discuss the details of your case.
We help an injured seaman can bring a claim in state or federal court for personal injury damages under the Jones Act, 46 U.S.C. § 30104, and for maintenance and cure under general maritime law.
We serve clients coast-to-coast and throughout the Pacific Northwest, including in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and California.
Many laws affecting maritime employees are federal laws, brought in federal or state court. In fact, many maritime employment contracts require any action to be brought specifically in the U.S. District Court or King County Superior Court in Seattle. Some important areas of law include:
If you are a passenger on a ferry or cruise ship, you have a right to expect a certain level of safety. The owners and operators of the ship you are on must implement measures to protect their passengers.
Not every injury or accident can be helped, but you have paid for services, which demands a high degree of care. If injured, you may be able to recover. Seattle maritime passenger injury lawyers can help you fight for what you're owed.
The sea is a dangerous place, but if you're been a maritime employee or passenger who has been injured in the North Pacific, Bering Sea, or Gulf of Alaska, you might be able to recover with the help of a Seattle maritime lawyer.
Our maritime lawyers have offices in Bellingham and Seattle, Washington, and in Portland, Oregon. Let us put our experience to work for you.
Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski will fight for you. Call us today at 1 (800) 262-8529 for a free consultation with a top maritime lawyer for the State of Washington and Oregon.
This article was last updated on Friday, February 17, 2017.