Welcome To Brais Brais & Rusak

Dedicated Cruise Ship Injury Lawyers Protecting You!


You are looking over this website because you or a loved one recently suffered a serious personal injury or worse. As a result, you have lost or are on the verge of losing, your health, mental and emotional well-being, a career, and perhaps even the ability to pay for needed medical care. These circumstances can lead to an inability to support yourself and your family, both near-term and sometimes for the remainder of your life.


All too often, your injuries are the result of negligence caused by carelessness, indifference, corporate "penny pinching" or outright greed, a consequence of which safety was compromised. The sad fact is Corporate "bean counters" accept the inevitability of accidents but calculate that the cost of preventative measures exceed the expense associated with a resulting lawsuit. While this thinking may not be true of every defendant, you need only turn on the evening news to be reminded how often individuals suffer due to corporate indifference and an emphasis upon “profit over people.” Our cruise injury lawyers represent only individuals, not insurance companies, corporations or marine employers.


No attorney can guarantee a large award in every case or that a particular case is a "sure winner." Each case is different and results vary. That said Brais Brais & Rusak is a leader in the field of maritime law with a proven record of obtaining six, seven and even eight figure recoveries (settlements or verdicts) on behalf of firm clients. In fact, the firm’s recoveries total nearly $40 million between 2012 and 2015 with millions more since. A sample of the firm’s recoveries, both settlements and verdicts, are available for your review on this website by clicking Results .


We dedicate our practice to helping individuals and loved ones left behind as a result of catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death , involving: cruise ship passengers , crew members , tug & barge crewmembers , yacht passengers, ferry and tour boat passengers , commercial fishermen , oil rig workers , longshoremen , as well as scuba divers & snorkelers . Our cruise ship injury attorneys are routinely called upon to represent victims of sexual assaults and rapes aboard cruise ships and private yachts. In a recent cruise ship sexual assault / rape case, the cruise line was required by court order to disclose the existence of 53 prior sexual assaults / rapes occurring aboard their vessels within a three year period.

For more than twenty-five years the firm has handled all types of Maritime and Admiralty related claims, including yacht and recreational boat collisions , personal watercraft (“Jet Ski” and “Wave Runner”) injuries from collisions and allisions (impact with a fixed object, e.g., fixed bridge), diving & snorkeling prop strike injuries , unsafe marine products and marine commercial disputes which often times lead to liens & vessel arrests of a yachts or commercial vessels by a Federal Marshall.


Your choice of a law firm in the highly specialized field of Admiralty and Maritime law will have the single greatest impact on the outcome of your claim and, in many instances, your financial future. In this regard, the firm’s attorneys possess an impressive list of credentials and qualifications, including: Board Certification in the field of Admiralty and Maritime Law, “AV” Preeminent rated with Martindale-Hubbell , Member of Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum , Member of Super Lawyers , Member of Legal Elite , three U.S.C.G. Marine Engineer Licenses (Inactive) and recoveries totaling nearly $40 million between 2012 and 2015 with millions more since. To see all an entire list of the firm’s credentials and qualifications please click Credentials and Qualifications .

Brais Brais & Rusak commits to providing each client with needed emotional support, zealous and aggressive representation, to obtain just compensation. No defendant ever willingly agrees to pay "just compensation" out of the kindness, a sense of morality or regret. Corporate Risk Management departments and insurance companies defend injury and death claims with two purposes in mind; to eliminate or greatly reduce compensation paid on any claim. Just compensation is extracted only when a defendant is in peril of likely suffering a worse outcome at trial. This is why our cruise ship injury lawyers prepare each and every case as if it were going to trial. Then and only then, will a defendant be inclined to offer “just compensation” failing which the case proceeds to trial.

With more than 70 years of combined trial experience, 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. The firm’s mission statement is “Protecting Rights” and “Restoring Lives.” These are not merely words.


Our firm’s primary office is located in Miami, FL, 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, call 1-800-499-0551 from within the U.S., or click Contact Us to complete a form for a free evaluation of your case and to learn how the cruise injury lawyers at Brais Brais & Rusak might be able to help you.

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