How a maritime accident resulted in death, injury and compensation for our clients

The attorneys at Waks and Barnett have handled a variety of Jones Act, maritime law and personal injury law claims.

One case handled by the firm involved two police officers who assisted in the rescue of crew members trapped in the hold of a ship which was filled with carbon monoxide.

One of the police officers died while the other officer suffered serious injuries. After a trial in which the ship owners were held to be liable, Waks and Barnett was able to obtain settlements on behalf of our clients in the millions of dollars.

Cases like this illustrate some of the hurdles and complexity of working with ship owners and their attorneys. These cases are difficult to prosecute successfully and require experienced and focused attorneys.

*Each and every lawsuit is different. The circumstances and details surrounding the incident and the process of filing and continuing the lawsuit through the legal system is also unique with every case.

This information contains information about our lawyers and our firm’s past results.

You should know that:

  • The facts and circumstances of your case may differ from the matters in which results and testimonials have been provided.
  • All results of cases handled by the lawyer/firm are not provided and not all clients have given testimonials.
  • The results and testimonials provided are not necessarily representatives of results obtained by the lawyer/firm or of the experience of all clients or others with the lawyer/firm.
  • Every case is different, and each client’s case must be evaluated and handled on its own merits.

Injured while working on a ship or commercial vessel? Need to speak with a maritime attorney about your injury? Call Waks and Barnett at 1-800-905-2891.