Case Results

Our lawyers are proud to have a long and successful track record of helping injured persons and their families obtain significant verdicts and settlements that allowed them to begin to put their lives back to together after devastating injuries. By holding the negligent accountable for the injuries they cause, our lawyers have made our communities and workplaces safer for everyone. The following are some examples of verdicts and settlements our lawyers have obtained for our clients over the years:

Verdict/Settlement AmountCase Description
$12,327,883

Verdict for scalping injury in a premises liability case. Another $1,000,000 in pre-trial settlements.

$10,720,077Verdict in premises liability case. Another $4,300,000 in pre-trial settlements.
$7,500,000Settlement for cardiopulmonary injury resulting in product liability claim.
$4,580,000Settlement for quadriplegia from a Jones Act / maritime injury.
$4,000,000Settlement for cardiopulmonary injury resulting in product liability claim.
$2,400,000Settlement after two days of trial for the family of a chief mate who drowned after falling into an unmarked opening on a barge.
$2,372,323Verdict in favor of Washington State Ferry vessel oiler who developed fibromyalgia as a result of injuries suffered while attempting to transfer bags of sand up a vertical ladder out of the vessel's bilge. It is believed to be the largest fibromyalgia verdict in the nation.
$1,600,000Settlement in maritime case involving loss of arm below elbow.
$1,600,000Settlement for commercial truck driver who sustained a below-the-knee amputation of his leg at a port when a load of pipe collapsed on him as his truck was being unloaded.
$1,415,743Verdict in maritime personal injury case for loss of eyesight in one eye.
$1,156,000Settlement for stroke resulting in product liability claim.
$1,100,000Verdict in favor of three Washington State Ferry employees who had suffered occupational asthma as a result exposure to chlorine gas. This is believed to be one of the largest verdicts in the country for occupational asthma.
$1,000,000Settlement for cardiac injury resulting in product liability claim.
$1,000,000Settlement in construction negligence case involving electrocution.
$900,000Settlement of bad faith claim against insurance company for failing to pay policy limits on behalf of its insured who had negligently injured clients in automobile collision.
$825,000Settlement for injured tug seaman who sustained a career-ending injury to both wrists after the tug ran aground.
$806,361Settlement for cardiac injury in product liability claim.
$800,000Settlement in construction equipment failure case involving femur fracture and spinal compression fractures.
$780,991Verdict in favor of Washington State Ferry ordinary seaman who suffered disabling back injury as a result of a defective buffer she was required to operate.
$750,000Brain injury to an iron worker when a steel truss fell from overhead due to unsafe erection techniques.
$750,000Settlement in pedestrian injury case involving closed head injury.
$740,000Settlement in favor of fishing processor who had cargo fall onto in cargo hold resulting in pelvic fractures and other serious injuries.
$705,000Settlement for tug seaman who injured back while attempting to untangle boom chains while working on a log raft.
$675,000Settlement in favor of tugboat engineer injured as a result of defective cable and work methods used aboard a barge.
$656,786Settlement for cardiac injury in product liability claim.
$650,000Settlement in construction site negligence case involving cervical discectomy, rotator cuff repair, and post-traumatic stress disorder
$611,243Settlement for cardiac injury in product liability claim.
$580,759Settlement for cardiac injury in product liability claim.
$572,692Settlement for cardiac injury in product liability claim.
$570,000Settlement on behalf of tugboat deckhand who had developed psychogenic tremors as a result of traumatic shoulder and neck injuries while hauling in trailing line on a barge.
$567,000Settlement in favor of a crab fisherman who suffered serious leg fractures as a result of an 800 crab pot falling on him.
$558,654Verdict in favor of tugboat chief mate who had fallen between two barges into Puget Sound as a result of vessel owner and employer's violation of 46 U.S.C. § 8104(h)(12-hour rule) and developed post-traumatic stress disorder
$551,721Settlement for cardiac injury in product liability claim.
$550,000Settlement for shoulder injury and collar bone fracture after a motorcycle injury in a crash on Interstate 5.
$550,000Shoulder injury to iron worker when the worker fell through a roof due to improper procedures and lack of adequate fall protection.
$500,000Injury to shoulder of Washington State ferry employee from slipping on ice on stairs.
$500,000Settlement in favor of Alaska Marine Highway assistant engineer who had fallen into an unmarked opening on a city dock and suffered a knee injury which prevented his return to marine employment.
$500,000Settlement in favor of a Washington State Ferry quartermaster who suffered disabling injuries after falling into an open hatch. A lawsuit had been filed against the Washington State Ferry system and the vendor who was working in the hatch.
$500,000Settlement for woman who sustained mild traumatic brain injury in a motor vehicle collision.
$477,000Injury to seaman after falling from an unsafe ladder resulting in urethral transection, scrotal contusion, and erectile dysfunction.
$450,000Shoulder injury and multiple fractures caused by head-on motor vehicle collision.
$450,000Settlement in construction equipment failure case involving cervical burst fracture.
$450,000Settlement in favor of construction worker who fell off roof and sustained back and ankle fractures.
$450,000Settlement for injured chief engineer on tug after fell down defective tug ladder and sustained injuries that led to a cervical fusion.
$420,000Knee injury to barge tankerman after slipping on a oily mat.
$420,000Settlement for injured barge tankerman who slipped on oil and injured his knee and lower back.
$400,000Injury to the shoulder of a tug deckhand when a towing line was pulled in an unsafe manner.
$400,000Wrongful death of truck driver caused by accidental overdose of pain medication.
$400,000Settlement for woman injured in the produce section of a large grocery retailer when a defective produce sprinkler sprayed water on the floor. Plaintiff sustained severe knee injury that led to multiple surgeries.
$400,000Settlement for severe ankle and foot fractures from a fall off an unsecured ladder while attempting to board a fishing vessel in dry dock.
$400,000Settlement for injury to cruise ship passenger when cruise line failed to monitor sauna and passenger lost consciousness.
$399,496Verdict in favor of a construction worker in Eastern Washington for knee injury that resulted from the unsafe operation of a forklift.
$380,799Verdict for chief engineer on tug following lower back injury while repairing an unseaworthy appliance on the tug.
$380,000Settlement in favor of injured Washington State Ferry employee who was hit in the chest with a mooring line.
$350,000Injury on a tugboat caused by an unsafe fixed ladder resulting in hip replacement.
$305,000Verdict in favor of fish processor for knee injury sustained when a box fell off a conveyor belt in Dutch Harbor.
$300,000Settlement in unguarded ladder claim involving cervical and thoracic burst fractures.
$300,000Settlement in maritime / Jones Act injury claim involving loss of three toes.
$300,000Verdict in favor of an oil barge tankerman who suffered injury as a result of barge owner's failure to adequately mark an angle iron which supported spill rail on the oil barge.
$295,226Verdict in favor of Washington State Ferry concessionaire who suffered lumbar spine injury with resulting fusion as a result of attempting to loosen beer keg tap which was frozen in closed position.
$290,000Settlement for injured construction worker who fell through an unmarked hole in the floor that was covered with an unsecured piece of plywood.
$289,000Verdict against American Seafoods Company for knee injury to fish processor caused by unsafe conveyor belt.
$280,621Verdict in premises liability case involving meniscus tear in the knee.
$260,000Settlement for electrical death caused to concrete pump truck driver on a construction site.
$255,000Back injury to tug worker attempting to correct an unsafe condition caused by a hydraulic fluid leak.
$255,000Injury to shoulder of Washington State ferry employee from unsafe tie-up line.
$250,000Arm fracture to deckhand working on factory trawler in the Bering Sea.
$250,000Head and neck injury to a cruise ship employee hit by an object falling from an upper deck.
$250,000Back injury to fish processor when he slipped and fell down defective stairs on vessel.
$250,000Settlement with Washington State ferries for injury to able- bodied seaman's shoulder, neck, and upper back while attempting to pull a stuck car block out from a vehicle on the car deck.
$230,000Settlement for driver who sustained a mild traumatic brain injury following a head-on collision
$225,000Shoulder injury to ferry worker after slipping on oil.
$220,000Settlement for injured tug chief engineer who was hit with a parted tow wire and sustained a mild traumatic brain injury.
$200,000Settlement against U.S. Navy for injury to welder who stepped into an unguarded hole in the flight deck of a naval destroyer.
$200,000Fractures to the foot of a deckhand working on a factory trawler when object fell on foot.
$200,000Settlement for bicycle rider who sustained pelvic fractures when dog knocked him off bicycle.
$200,000Settlement for tug mate who sustained a lower back injury while attempting to pull a line stuck in a bow pud.
$200,000Settlement for combi on a fishing vessel who sustained severe foot fractures when a large engine part was negligently dropped on his foot by co-workers.
$186,514Verdict in favor of Washington State Ferry ordinary seaman who suffered knee injury tripping on a mat which had corner curled upward resulting in trip hazard.
$175,000Settlement for wrist fracture caused by head-on motor vehicle collision.
$175,000Settlement for a passenger on a cruise ship who sustained a serious knee and neck injury when she fell on broken plates that were not properly secured in bad weather.
$162,500Settlement in favor of fisherman injured when he was stabbed by another member of the crew.
$150,000Settlement for engineer on a tender vessel who sustained eye injury when a marine battery exploded in his face.
$135,000Settlement for ankle fracture in motor vehicle collision.
$125,000Settlement with Washington State Ferries following right shoulder injury while attempting to secure a rescue boat.
$100,000Multiple rib fractures sustained by motorcyclist in a motor vehicle collision.
$88,000Settlement for leg fracture involving an unguarded conveyor belt.


Disclaimer: The cases and results are a sampling of results achieved. This does not constitute a promise, guarantee or warranty of any kind. Results differ from case to case depending on the facts