Maritime Injury Lawyer James Beard has a unique understanding and compassion for the clients he represents. For 30 years his legal career has been devoted to representing crewmen and commercial fishermen who have been injured while working at sea. He is widely recognized as one of the most experienced maritime injury lawyers in the Pacific Northwest in handling maritime wrongful death and personal injury cases. He has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for his clients located throughout the United States.
Beard begins each maritime injury case by making sure that his clients are getting the proper medical treatment and care they need. Ensuring that his clients obtain the maximum medical recovery possible is his goal. Unfortunately, in many cases full physical recovery is not possible. In those cases involving permanent injuries caused by negligence or unseaworthiness, Beard seeks damages for past and future lost wages, lost earning capacity, medical expenses, and compensation for pain and suffering that has been suffered in the past and will be suffered in the future.
Beard takes great pride in having successfully recovered compensation for catastrophically injured clients in difficult maritime cases that other lawyers thought couldn’t be won. He is not afraid of taking on a tough fight. He understands how to effectively explain how injuries at sea can be prevented. He utilizes respected medical experts and cutting edge medical technology to help explain his client’s injuries and get them the fair compensation they deserve.
Beard’s 30 years of maritime experience allows him to fairly evaluate his client’s claims. He feels it is important to advise his clients from the very start of their cases about the strengths and weaknesses of their claims.
Beard is admitted to practice law in the States of Alaska, Washington and Oregon. He is admitted to practice in The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Districts Courts of Washington.