MARITIME AND RAILROAD INJURIESMaritime Lawyers | FELA Railroad Injury Attorneys
Portland and Seattle are two of the West Coast’s leading cities for shipping products out of Puget Sound and the Columbia River. Seattle is home to the country’s largest ferry fleet, the Washington State Ferry System. Along our coasts and waterways, fishing fleets, cargo vessels and barges move thousands of tons of product inland and out to the Pacific Ocean every day. Ferries and passenger vessels in the Pacific Northwest move thousands of people every day. Seamen working on these ships and vessels face some of the most dangerous working conditions in the United States, risking serious injury on a daily basis.
At the Savage Law Firm, we focus on helping injured seamen and their families secure the compensation they need to move forward after a serious work-related injury. We recognize maritime law is unlike any other kind of personal injury litigation. Our Tacoma boat accident attorneys have experience working with the courts and insurance companies who insure the vessels and boats.
For more than 25 years, we have represented the needs of people injured while working in the maritime industry, on the country’s largest ferry fleet or while employed on an Alaskan fishing vessel. Contact us to speak with Carol Hepburn, a knowledgeable Seattle maritime injury lawyer.
Protection Under the Jones Act
In 1916, the United States Congress enacted the Jones Act to allow seamen to obtain compensation, from their employers, captains and fellow seamen, for injuries suffered during the course of their employment. Under the Jones Act, working seamen have advantages for recovering their full damages for injury, illness, maintenance and cure that arise from their work on a vessel.
We are prepared to assistant you with your Jones Act claims stemming from acts of negligence, such as:
- Improper maintenance or operation
- Inadequate training or instruction
- Inadequate equipment or safety devices
We also represent families who have lost a loved one in an accident covered by the Death on the High Seas Act.
Railroad accidents generally involve injury to employees of railroad companies or patrons of passenger trains. Either type of case can involve a complex number of insurance parties and a host of confusing legal requirements.
At the Savage Law Firm, we recognize railroad accidents require knowledge of unique areas of the law. We have handled many cases involving railroad injuries, wrongful death claims and the Federal Employer Liability Act (FELA). We have the experience necessary to professionally handle your case.
While no amount of money can replace the loss of a loved one or repair severe injuries, we can provide you with the legal and emotional support necessary in your case. We promise you will receive the personal attention you deserve throughout your case as we fight to help you obtain the compensation necessary to continue on with your life.