Maritime Injury Attorneys & Miami Cruise Ship Accident Lawyers
The firm’s cruise ship accident lawyers and maritime injury attorneys are Board Certified by the Florida Bar and most often represent cruise ship passengers who have suffered a personal injury or been a victim of sexual assault or rape, including molestation of children. We routinely represent crew members injured aboard cruise ships, cargo and tanker vessels, yachts, ferries, tugs and barges. We are frequently called upon to represent those injured in boating accidents and Jet Ski & Wave Runner (aka “Personal Watercraft”) collisions and accidents. Our Miami based attorneys also have vast experience handling diving accidents (both snorkeling and scuba), including those run-over by powerboats, often referred to as prop-strike cases.
HIRE THE BEST ATTORNEY FOR YOUR CASE
There are all types of attorneys who practice law, but not all attorneys are best suited to handle your cruise ship accident or maritime injury case. Certain cases require attorneys with particular expertise. If your claim involves a vessel of whatever type (e.g., cruise ship, tanker, cargo, ferry, tug and barge, yacht, pleasure boat, dive boat, Jet Ski, Wave Runner, etc.) or employment in the marine industry (e.g., crewmember, Jones Act seaman, longshoreman, cruise ship employee, etc.), then your claim is governed by Maritime Law. Maritime Law is a unique and esoteric body of law. It is very different from auto cases or other “shore-side” types of claims and requires the expertise of a skilled and experienced maritime practitioner."EXPERTS" IN MARITIME LAW
The Miami based cruise ship accident attorneys and maritime injury lawyers with Brais Brais Rusak are “experts” in the field of Maritime law. The Florida Bar permits very few attorneys to represent that they are “experts” in a particular field of law. Only after practicing a requisite number of years, providing proof of substantial relevant legal accomplishments and passing a board certification exam may an attorney ethically represent themselves as an “expert” in a certain practice area. Keith Brais was the first of a limited number of attorneys to become Board Certified in Maritime Law in 1996. Richard Rusak became board certified in 2010. The firm’s cruise ship accident lawyers and maritime injury attorneys are here to help and lend their expertise in support of your claim."PEOPLE" AHEAD OF CORPORATE "PROFIT"
The cruise ship accident lawyers and maritime injury attorneys with Brais Brais Rusak represent only individuals, not insurance companies, cruise lines, corporations or marine employers. All too often your injuries are the result of negligence caused by carelessness, indifference, corporate "penny pinching" or outright greed. As a consequence safety was compromised. The sad fact is corporate "bean counters" accept the inevitability of accidents but calculate the expense of additional safety measures is more than simply paying a deductible and turning the defense of a claim over to attorneys hired by an insurance company. Sadly, corporations place “profit” ahead of “people”. In these circumstances, the firm fights on your behalf to hold the defendant individual or corporation financial accountable for the injuries suffered.MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN CLIENT RECOVERIES
The cruise ship accident lawyers and maritime injury attorneys with Brais Brais Rusak are leaders in the field of maritime injury law with decades of Reported Cases, establishing new and favorable law, and a proven record of obtaining million and multi-million dollar recoveries (settlements or verdicts). In fact, since deciding to represent only individuals the firm’s recoveries exceed 43 million dollars in the last several years alone. Every personal injury case is different. Results will vary depending upon the facts of your case, governing law and injuries suffered. These important issues aside, your choice of a law firm in the highly specialized field of Maritime law will likely have the single greatest impact on the financial outcome of your claim. A sample of the firm’s recoveries are available for your review on this website by clicking Results.MARITIME PERSONAL INJURY AND WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIMS
While the firm assists in a wide array of Maritime personal injury and wrongful death claims, we most often assist in claims involving:
- Cruise Ship Injuries
- Cruise Ship Sexual Assaults
- Yacht Crew Injuries
- Crew Member Injuries
- Jet Ski & Wave Runner Accidents
- Tug & Barge Crew Accidents
The firm’s attorneys, both in-house and of counsel, offer more than seventy-five (75) years of combined trial experience and possess an impressive list of credentials and qualifications, including: Board Certification in the field of Maritime Law, “AV” Preeminent rated with Martindale-Hubbell, Member of Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Members of Super Lawyers, Member of Legal Elite, Three U.S.C.G. Marine Engineer Licenses (Inactive) and recoveries totaling more than 43 million dollars in the last several years alone. To see an entire list of the firm’s credentials and qualifications please click Credentials and Qualifications."PROTECTING RIGHTS” AND “RESTORING LIVES"
The firm’s mission statement is “Protecting Rights” and “Restoring Lives”. These are not merely words. Brais Brais Rusak has the experience to protect your rights, the compassion to serve your needs, and the skill to obtain the compensation you deserve.CONTACT US TODAY TO OBTAIN THE HELP YOU NEED – FREE EVALUATION
Our firm’s primary office is in Miami, Florida, although we routinely handle claims throughout the state of Florida and from satellite offices located in Houston, Texas and Boston, Massachusetts on an appointment basis. To reach our lawyers call (305) 416-2901 from within Florida, 1-800-499-0551 across the U.S., or click Contact Us to complete a form for a free evaluation of your case and learn how you can receive help today.