Verdicts & Settlements
Experienced Alaska, Washington and Oregon maritime injury and death lawyers. Millions of dollars in damages recovered for injured Seamen, Fishermen, and Fish Processors. Million dollar Jones Act Claims.
Experience does matter when it comes to selecting a maritime injury law firm to represent you. Maritime lawyer James Beard has been representing injured commercial fishermen and seamen for over 30 years. He has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for his injured clients located throughout the United States. He has successfully handled a number of cases that others lawyers thought could not be won.
Beard has been obtaining million dollar results for his clients for over 30 years. He has sued the biggest fishing companies and towing companies and taken on the largest insurance companies in the world. Beard has been willing to take on the challenges of big cases involving difficult liability and damage issues. Obtaining a million dollar settlement requires serious injuries, and it requires hard work and preparation from your lawyer to establish your right to damages.
Beard’s past results demonstrate his experience in handling major maritime injury cases. He can put his success in those cases to work for you whether your case is big or small. Not every case is a million dollar claim, and Beard has successfully represented hundreds of injured seamen and fishermen who have claims ranging from a few thousand dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Obtaining a fair result for an injured fisherman with an injured shoulder or back who is suffering from chronic pain can be far more difficult that obtaining a million dollar settlement for a catastrophically injured crewman. Beard strives to get a fair result for all of his clients, whether their cases are big or small.
Nearly 20 years ago Beard, began building a law firm that was experienced in handling major million dollar personal injury and death cases. In 2016, Beard began another phase of his career. He now accepts a few select cases each year, giving his clients personal attention, and applies his 30 years of experience to attempting to get fair compensation. His new offices are located on Lake Washington a few minutes from downtown Seattle.
Some of Beard’s past results include:
|6.8 Million||Alaska Fishing Boat Sinking|
Wrongful Deaths Settlement
|3.5 Million||Negligent Medical Treatment Aboard Fishing Vessel|
Alaska Fish Processor
|3.3 Million||Deckhand Closed Head Injury|
Defective Crane On Barge
|2.5 Million||Fish Processor Hand Injury|
Failure to Guard Fish Header
|2.1 Million||Attempted suicide – medical negligence wrongful death|
|1.7 Million||Alaska Factory Trawler – Defective Construction of Deck|
|1.7 Million||Maritime Wrongful Death|
Lack of Safety Training
|1.6 Million||Attempted Suicide Following Head Injury|
Alaska Crab Boat Deckhand
|1.5 Million||Alaska Fishing Boat Sinking|
|1.35 Million||Alaska Deckhand Fishing Accident|
Lack of Safety Procedures To Protect Crew
|1.3 Million||Alaska Crab Fisherman – Back and Internal Injuries|
Negligent Operation of Fishing Equipment
|1.2 million||Alaska Crab Fisherman - Deckhand Injury|
Jones Act Negligence - Pain and Suffering
|1 Million||Alaska Fish Processor|
Low Back Lifting Injury
|1 Million||Alaska Salmon Fisherman Concussion|
|1 Million||Neck Injury Fusion|
Deck Hand On Barge
|1 Million||Fish Processor Suicide|
|1 Million||Wrongful Death|
Alaska Crab Boat Deckhand
|1 Million||Oregon Crab Boat Sinking|
|1 Million||Maritime Wrongful Death|
|1 Million||Fish Processor Head Injury|
|1 Million||Oregon Deckhand Head Injury|
Beard represents clients on a contingency fee basis and advances the costs associated with litigation. If there is no recovery, you owe Beard no fees. If you have suffered a serious injury working aboard a vessel at sea, contact Beard to discuss your claim. Beard is always on the side of the injured worker and never represents vessel owners or their insurance companies. Call toll free 1-800-621-1091 to talk with Beard about your case.
Past results are no guarantee of what result we may obtain in your case. Each case has unique facts, applicable laws and available defenses that affect outcomes on a case by case basis.