Bering Sea Fisherman Injury Claims
Jones Act Lawyer For Alaska and Bering Sea Fishermen: Wrongful Deaths 6.8 million; fractured Ankle 1.6 million; Brain Injury 3.5 million; Neck Injury 1 million; Amputation 3.5 million; Psychological Injuries 1.6 million
Crewmen working aboard fishing vessels in the Bering Sea have the most dangerous jobs in the world. Each year the extreme weather conditions of the Bering Sea cause fishing boats to sink and fishermen and fish processors to be lost. Proper safety equipment and crew training is the key to survival when a fishing boat is in trouble and in danger of sinking. The reality is that most fishing vessel sinkings in the Bering Sea are preventable if proper vessel maintenance is followed and proper safety equipment and training is provided. The captain of a Bering Sea fishing vessel must constantly monitor the weather forecast to protect his vessel from severe weather that may lead to the vessel capsizing and sinking. The lives of Alaska fishing boat crewmen should never be risked fishing in heavy weather to make a few dollars more for a vessel owner. Alaska and Bering Sea fishing vessels unfortunately fail far too often to put safety first and take needless risks that expose their crewmen to death and injury.
For the past 30 years, maritime injury lawyer James Beard has been representing the families of crewmen lost at sea in fishing vessel sinkings. He represents his clients with compassion and understands the pain and suffering of losing a spouse, parent, or child. Beard is recognized as one of the most experienced maritime lawyers in the Northwest in representing the families of crewmen who have died while working in the Bering Sea. His experience includes representing the families of crewmen lost in Alaska fishing boat accidents such as the sinkings of the Aleutian Enterprise, Arctic Rose, Pacesetter, Amber Dawn, Pacific Apollo, Galaxy, Alaska Ranger, Katmai and others. Beard has recovered millions of dollars in maritime wrongful death damages for his clients located throughout the United States.
Experience matters when it comes to successfully representing the wives, children and parents of fishermen killed in Alaska Bering Sea fishing accidents. Beard hasn’t just handled a few maritime cases, he has handled hundreds. He will protect your rights under the Jones Act, the General Maritime law and the Death on the High Seas Act. His past experience gives him unique abilities and the understanding necessary to investigate and prove why a Bering Sea fishing vessel capsized and sank.
Beard believes it is important to begin investigating the cause of a fishing vessel sinking as soon as possible after the vessel sinks. Don’t trust the insurance company to deal fairly with you. The insurance adjuster is working for the insurance company and is trying to limit the amount of money that will need to be paid to you for compensation. If you have questions about your rights to compensation following the death of a crewman on an Alaska fishing vessel, consult with an experienced maritime injury lawyer to learn about your rights. Beard provides free consultations to help you understand the complex laws which may govern your claim (Call Toll Free 1-800-621-1091).
Complex Federal Maritime laws govern fishing vessel sinking cases in the Bering Sea. Where it can be shown that the vessel sank as the result of unseaworthiness, neglected maintenance and repairs, or negligent operation of the vessel, the families of Alaska fishermen killed working in the Bering Sea are entitled to compensatory damages. These damages may include compensation for predeath pain and suffering; loss of economic support; and loss of care, nurture and guidance to the deceased children. Beard understands how the death of an Alaska fisherman impacts the deceased crewman’s family for the rest of their lives. The family of every crewman who dies while working in the Bering Sea deserves to have an experienced maritime injury lawyer protecting their rights to fair compensation.