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Injury At Sea Stands Ready to Fight for You.

Injury at Sea provides legal representation in the Pacific Northwest for injured fishermen, deckhands, officers, merchant mariners, processors, long liners, factory trawlers, crabbers, ferry workers, longshoremen, cruise ship workers, oil rig workers, and recreational boaters. Maritime injury is all we do.

Jim Gooding

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As a native of the Pacific Northwest, Jim has a deep appreciation for all who work in the Maritime industry. He is passionate about delivering justice for his clients with the greatest level of empathy and respect while holding those negligent to the highest level of accountability.

Matthew Cole

Associate Attorney

Matt grew up working in the commercial fishing industry in Puget Sound, Southeast Alaska, and the coasts of Washington and Oregon. With over 15 years of commercial fishing experience, he understands the extreme circumstances professional fisherman face and can advocate effectively when they are injured doing their jobs.

About Our Firm

We offer over 80 years of combined experience in maritime injury legal representation and trial skills. Our legal teams work in association with highly qualified marine safety investigators, naval experts, injury experts, board-certified medical professionals, physical capacities experts, job experts, and economists. We have the resources to create a holistic approach to your case. In addition to our outside experts, your case will be reviewed in several roundtables with all of our attorneys to make sure we have covered all the angles to get compensation for your present and future losses.

If you have suffered a maritime injury, it is important you are represented by an attorney and a law firm with maritime injury experience. Maritime injuries are subject to unique, longstanding federal law — regardless of the state in which they occurred. Having someone on your side who understands the nuances of these laws is critical to your success and your recovery. All of Injury At Sea’s attorneys have experience in the area of maritime law and have represented maritime clients in a variety of states, including Washington, Oregon, California, and Alaska.

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Tom-Evans

About Our Founder

Tom Evans, Of Counsel

Tom Evans has been practicing maritime law since 1975 after spending over a decade working as a longshoreman on the docks of Seattle. With nearly 50 years of experience as a maritime attorney, Tom is a trusted advisor to—and fierce advocate for—our firm’s injured clients.

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Our Pledge

People who have suffered injuries due to the negligence of others should have compassionate counsel who will support them every step of the way. At Injury at Sea, you will be treated with dignity and respect. You are more than a number to us, and we stand ready to fight for you.

You can be confident your case will be handled with competence. You will receive proactive advocacy by an accessible and knowledgeable team that diligently works to achieve the best possible outcome for you. Our attorneys are committed to ensuring you get just recovery and offers a collaborative team to serve as resources for you. An attorney is always available to talk to you about any aspect of your case.

We provide immediate, no-obligation telephone consultation for maritime injury cases. Call 1-800-732-7258 to schedule a free appointment.

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Anyone who has suffered an injury knows that it is a traumatic experience. The recovery that follows can be equally as challenging — emotionally, physically, and financially.

The best thing you can do to protect your rights is to hire an attorney who understands the law and who is committed to providing you with the information, compassion, and advocacy you need to recover and move on with your life. If you or a loved one has suffered a maritime injury, speak with one of our experienced attorneys today for a free lawyer consultation to ensure that your legal rights are fully assessed and protected.

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