Why We Tell You About Verdicts & Settlements

Past Settlements And Verdicts Are Important

A law firm's past verdicts and settlements establish the firm's level of experience in handling maritime injury claims. Any lawyer can promise their client that their case is worth a million dollars. The maritime lawyers of Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC have proven time and time again that they can recover damages for their clients in excess of a million dollars. The experience we have gained from litigating million dollar maritime injury claims is put to use maximizing all our clients' claims, big and small. We tell you about our past verdicts and settlements so that you can compare our firm to the experience of the lawyer you are thinking about hiring. You can trust our attorneys' judgment and advice when it comes to evaluating your claim.

For a fair, honest, and free evaluation of your case, please contact a maritime law attorney at Seattle-based law firm Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC today.

When a maritime lawyer from Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC tells you he thinks you have a good case, it is a statement based upon years of experience litigating maritime personal injury claims. It is not make-believe, and it isn't based upon a one-time settlement of some other lawyer in some other jurisdiction. We have won six figure and million dollar settlements over and over again for our clients.

Our skilled admiralty and maritime lawyers have recovered compensation for their clients that is now approaching one hundred million dollars. Fighting for the little guy against the big insurance companies is how we have built our reputation. We have a proven track record of being able to recover fair and reasonable compensation for clients. Compare each firm's results for their past clients before you choose a maritime law firm to represent you.

How We Evaluate The Value Of Your Claim

Not every case is a million dollar claim. Being able to evaluate what your case may be worth involves multiple factors. Some of the questions we will need answers to before we can evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your case are as follows:

  • How did your accident happen?
  • What is the nature of your injury?
  • Will you need future medical care?
  • Will your injury prevent you from doing heavy labor in the future?
  • Do you have a preexisting injury to this area of your body?
  • Were you hurt as the result of a fellow crewman's negligence?
  • Was there something wrong with the vessel's equipment?
  • Will you be able to return to work at your previous job?
  • What type of job will you be able to do with your injury?
  • What is your wage earning history?
  • Do you hold any Coast Guard licenses?
  • How old are you?
  • What is your educational background?
  • How long have you worked as seaman?
  • How could you have prevented your injury?

At Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC, our Jones Act lawyers pride themselves on being able to objectively and fairly evaluate the value of your injury case. We give our clients straight and realistic evaluations of the value of their cases. We compare your case to thousands of prior Jones Act and maritime personal injury claims we have handled. We don't simply tell our clients what they want to hear. We give them a realistic appraisal of the strengths and weaknesses of their claim, and provide them a reasonable evaluation of what they can anticipate to recover.

In determining how much your case may be worth, we take into account the nature and seriousness of your injury and how your accident happened. Before we can recover compensatory damages, we must prove the vessel, or your employer, was at fault for your injury. The lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC have past experience in thousands of maritime injury cases, which allows them to develop theories of negligence and fault that inexperienced lawyers will likely not think of.

Any Lawyer Can Promise His Or Her Client A Million Dollar

Many lawyers promise their clients inflated and unrealistic results to get them to sign a fee agreement. The injured client later finds out the attorney has no experience representing maritime injury victims, or that the attorney had not reasonably and fairly evaluated their claim. After a year of litigation, and sometimes thousands of dollars needlessly spent, the client is disappointed to learn their case is not as valuable as their inexperienced lawyer had originally promised. A client should not have to wait until at the courthouse steps to hear what the reasonable value of their case may be.

Unfortunately, some inexperienced lawyers attempting to handle maritime injury claims undervalue the claims, and may settle your claims for less than fair compensation. If you retain Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC to handle your claim, you can be sure that you have hired maritime injury lawyers experienced and committed to representing maritime injury victims. Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC will work hard and utilize the skills and experience learned through thousands of past cases to get you the fair compensation you deserve for your injuries. We are advocates for our clients. We don't represent insurance companies. Our verdicts and settlements let you know that we aggressively represent the interests of each and every one of our clients. Call us today at 866-974-9633 to get started on your case today.

Many states have established guidelines that prohibit a lawyer from communicating past successes or financial results obtained if that communication is likely to create an unjustified expectation about results the lawyer can achieve. We support those guidelines because no two death or personal injury cases are identical and because past success is not a guarantee of future success. While no law firm involved in handling difficult cases gets a successful result every time, over the years the lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC have successfully handled many diverse cases in many different courts. The verdicts and settlements included on this page are for informational use only. Nothing on this page should be construed as a guarantee of results. The results in any case relate to the particular facts and circumstances of the particular legal situation. Results can vary widely given similar facts and circumstances.