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Admiralty and Maritime Law Admiralty and maritime law is made up of federal statutes, international treaties, and federal common law that governs accidents occurring on navigable…Read more
Eric Ewing, while traveling as a cruise passenger onboard the Carnival Ecstasy, suffered a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). Eric’s journey to justice was difficult…Read more
Our maritime, cruise ship, watersports, boating, resort vacation, and personal injury lawyers have decades of experience representing crewmembers, cruise passengers – victims of negligence or sexual assault – marine workers, recreational boaters, and resort guests.
Brais Law has secured many millions of dollars in settlements and trial verdicts on behalf of our clients. We’re a team of active trial lawyers. We thrive in the courtroom before judges and juries and invest time and money to secure experts, both medical and liability, needed to prove up our clients’ life-changing injuries and award for monetary damages.
Firm Founder, Keith Brais, is one of only a handful of maritime attorneys with actual hands-on real-world experience and appreciation for the dangers of working offshore. During his seven-plus years working aboard ships and offshore oil rigs, he sailed under and acquired sea time under three U.S. Coast Guard Licenses. Our law practice is more than a job, it’s fueled by a passion for helping individuals and families rebuild their lives after a devastating loss or life-changing injuries and a desire to hold corporations with a “profit versus safety first mantra” accountable for their wrongdoings.
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I was in pain for a good 6 months, it was just a nightmare…It wasn’t until I got Mr. Brais that I really started getting the help I needed from the doctors. You need somebody you can trust, somebody to give you some guidance. They stuck in there with me the whole way.
I just thought he [Mr. Brais] was the man to do it. I felt comfortable with him being by my side. The pain my family has suffered has been immeasurable, but he was there with me. It’s not just him, it’s his team also. Keith really stood up for my son. I know I made the best choice.
As we worked with Keith, I realized what would have happened had we just selected an attorney in town…I realized that the outcome would have been probably entirely different, and not as successful as it was. I felt very comfortable going through with the whole process. I would say Keith is a superhero.
I highly recommend Brais Law Firm. Their professionalism and expertise were top notch. My slip and fall injury case involved a well known cruise ship and was nerve racking to me. They calmed all my fears and walked me through step by step. In the end they helped me obtain a favorable recovery. Look no further, call them with your Maritime case!!!
I was in an accident where I was struck by a boat and boat propeller. The Brais Law Firm represented me in a very professional manner. I am very satisfied with the service and support I received from the firm and happy with the results they achieved. I recommend Keith Brais and his firm to anyone needing representation related to a maritime personal injury.
Having graduated with a B.S. degree in Marine Engineering from Massachusetts Maritime Academy, acquired three U.S. Coast Guard licenses and worked on offshore oil drilling platforms for more than seven years, Keith Brais brings an uncommon degree of real world experience to his clients’ personal injury and wrongful death claims.
Michelle has concentrated in the area of plaintiffs’ civil trial practice since the beginning of her legal career. Her experience includes land-based and admiralty/maritime personal injury, wrongful death, and class action litigation.
Eliot T. Brais is the sole and managing shareholder in his North Attleboro, Massachusetts office. He began his law career in 1988, joining his father, Ronald A. Brais, who had enjoyed a 40 year practice primarily concentrating on estate planning and small business law.
Brais Law Firm is a nationally recognized maritime law firm and Miami-based personal injury law firm helping men and women. If you were injured on any type of boat while at sea, we urge you to call our Personal Injury & Cruise Ship Accident law firm risk-free to learn about your rights as a victim. You may be entitled to compensation for a cruise ship, watersport, or boating accident, which can help you move forward with your life.
If you were injured while working as a Jones Act seaman, crew member, offshore oil rig worker, commercial fisherman, long liner, shrimper, merchant marine, longshoreman dock worker, or a similar role, you may have a maritime claim for compensation.
Our cruise ship injury attorney team can help if you suffered an injury or sexual assault while traveling as a cruise ship passenger, yacht guest, ferry passenger, or airplane passenger. We see accidents related to automatic doors, food poisoning, improper medical care, shore excursions, and more.
A maritime lawyer handles injury claims arising out of personal watercraft accidents (like jet-skis), defective watercraft, boating accidents, yacht accidents, ferry boat accidents, charter vessel accidents, dinner cruise accidents, and scuba diving accidents.
Our award-winning legal team works with many clients who were injured on land in car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, due to medical malpractice and, as well, injuries to invitees (e.g., resort guests) and vacationers on the property of another, including hotels and resorts for an unsafe property, including negligent security.
Every maritime lawyer and cruise ship injury attorney at Brais Law Firm represents only people like you – individuals. We never represent insurance companies, cruise lines, corporations, or marine employers. We’re on your side, always.
After litigating in these areas of law for decades, we know that there is almost never a true “accident.” Rather, injuries are far more often caused by carelessness, indifference, corporate “penny pinching” or outright greed. As a consequence, safety is compromised. The reality is that corporate “bean counters” accept the inevitability of accidents but all too often decide it is cheaper to pay a deductible and turn the defense of a claim over to attorneys hired by an insurance company than to proactively implement safety measures to prevent an accident in the first place. Sadly, corporations place profit ahead of people. In these circumstances, we fight on your behalf to hold the defendant individuals or corporations financially accountable for the injuries you have suffered.
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May is National Water Safety Month. Coordinated by the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) with support from the American Red Cross, National Recreation and…
Keith Brais becomes Board Certified by the Florida Bar in the area of Admiralty and Maritime Law. Read more
Keith Brais achieves “AV Preeminent” rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings are the Gold Standard in attorney ratings, and have been for more than…
Propeller strikes (or “prop strikes”) often result in serious injuries. Even when spinning at relatively low speeds, propellers on outboard motors can cause severe cuts,…
Eric Ewing, while traveling as a cruise passenger onboard the Carnival Ecstasy, suffered a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). Eric’s journey to justice was difficult…
When you get injured offshore, it can be hard to know what to do next. Should you report the accident? Should you see the ship’s…
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