Accidents Involving Collisions at the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma
Port collisions between commercial trucks, rail-cars, straddle carriers, gantry cranes, reach stackers, mobile harbor cranes, trains, forklifts, light trucks and other vehicles on the docks can cause serious and catastrophic injuries to longshoremen working on the docks. Such injuries can have devastating effects on their livelihoods and families. At Kraft Davies Olsson PLLC, our Seattle and Tacoma port collision accident lawyers represent longshoremen and other workers who have suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of port collisions or other injuries caused by another's negligence. Over the decades, our longshore third-party injury attorneys have collected millions of dollars to help support injured workers.
If you or a loved one was injured in a port collision or other port accident in Washington or Alaska, contact us for the skilled and aggressive representation you deserve. Call our Seattle-based firm at 206.624.8844.Millions Recovered for Injured Workers.
Because many companies transport goods across state lines, out-of-state commercial drivers or other operators who are unfamiliar with rights of way, speed limits and other rules at the ports can cause serious accidents resulting in catastrophic injuries. Our experienced attorneys handle complex cases involving back and neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputation, burn injuries and traumatic brain injuries.
Our award-winning attorneys have extensive experience handling a variety of maritime injuries as well as dock and pier accidents. We are familiar with unique laws and procedures governing longshoremen rights, and work diligently to achieve maximum compensation for our clients.
We have a proud union tradition in the Northwest. Our firm is proud to represent members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) for decades, including members of:
- ILWU Local 19 of Seattle, Washington, and
- ILWU Local 24 of Hoquiam, Washington
Although longshoremen generally cannot recover additional damages beyond workers' compensation from their employer, in many cases we can help clients pursue third party claims against another company, including the owner of the vessel on which they were injured or for injuries caused by employees of other companies or equipment failures. In a third-party case, injured workers can collect additional compensation for pain, disability, loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, lost past and future wages, as well as other compensation depending on the specific case. If you have questions about what damages or compensation you can collect in a third-party case, contact our award-winning longshore third-party lawyers for a free consultation at 206.624.8844.Contact Our Seattle Port Collision Accident Attorneys
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer regarding dock or pier injuries, maritime injuries, admiralty law or workplace accidents, please contact us. We represent longshoremen throughout the state of Washington and Alaska.