Maritime Injuries Attorneys
Maritime law, also known as admiralty law, is the body of authority that governs maritime disputes and activities. It is a hybrid between domestic law and private international law, though it has been shaped by international law and multilateral treaties. Maritime law determines the boundaries and influences the activities of private entities that operate vessels on the high seas. Some of the legal matters associated with maritime law are marine commerce and navigation, shipping, seamen, towage, insurance, maritime liens, recreation, and even piracy. It applies to any navigable waters within the United States for interstate or foreign commerce, and extends to matters not involving interstate commerce, such as the use of domestic waters for recreational activities. At SKWC, we have pursued claims on behalf of injured seamen, longshoremen, ferry boat workers, processors, and various other maritime workers.
Partner Kevin Coluccio leads our firm’s work in maritime injuries. Kevin is an active member of the maritime sections of both the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and Washington State Trial Lawyers. He is also a Proctor in Admiralty and regularly publishes articles about maritime law.
$885,000 for two brothers who were shipwrecked in the Bering Sea
$675,000 for a seaman whose arm was crushed by a boom on a vessel.
$675,000 on behalf of the estate of a seaman who was killed when he fell off a crab vessel in Alaska.
$400,000 to a longshoreman who broke his hip during mooring operations on a vessel.
Confidential settlement for the wife of a seaman who died when the Arctic Rose commercial fishing boat sank in the Bering Sea on April 2, 2001.