Accidents in Australia’s Ports

Few countries in the world have more cruise ports than Australia. With more than 16,000 miles of coastline, pristine beaches, and world-renowned cities like Sydney and Melbourne, it isn’t hard to see why so many cruise passengers choose to visit each year. Regardless of where you want to go in Australia, or if you want to see as much of the country as possible, you can find a cruise that allows you to achieve your travel goals.

Injured in an Accident Connected with One of Australia’s Ports?

If you were injured—or if you have tragically lost a loved one—on an Australian cruise, it is important that you speak with a lawyer about your legal rights. When serious and fatal accidents happen, cruise lines must be held accountable. At Brais Law Firm, we handle cases against all cruise lines touring Australia on behalf of passengers, crewmembers, and their families.

Brais Law Has the Experience and Skill to Handle any Maritime Injury Case Anywhere in the World

Our firm’s founder, lawyer Keith Brais, has handled accident cases involving Australia ports and others all around the globe. Keith holds a degree in marine engineering as well as multiple marine engineer licenses and spent about 10 years working on offshore oil rigs and other vessels. This along with over 30 years’ experience as a maritime attorney, puts him in a unique position to effectively handle cases such as cruise ship injury claims involving passengers or crewman. Our team of lawyers has over 70 years combined trial experience and is passionate about helping individuals who have been injured due to another’s negligence or recklessness get the rightful compensation they need.

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You Don’t Need to Face Your Injury Claim on Your Own

We don’t back down when it comes to dealing with big cruise lines and their insurance companies. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation and find out what we can do to obtain damages on your behalf.

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Cruise Destinations in Australia and Departure Points in the U.S.

While Australia has more than 100 cruise ports along its coasts, some of the most popular cruise destinations in the country include:

  • Adelaide
  • Airlie Beach
  • Brisbane
  • Busselton
  • Cairns
  • Darwin
  • Hobart
  • Melbourne
  • Moreton Island
  • Newcastle
  • Perth
  • Sydney

Some of Australia’s other port locations are Albany, Broome, Cooktown, Cowes, Diamond Island, Eden, Esperance, Fraser Island, Hamilton Island, Kubi Bay, Macquarie Island, Norfolk Island, Port Douglas, Port Hedland, Portland, Robe, and Yorkeys Knob.

While many Australian cruise passengers fly to the country to embark on tours around the country’s cities, beaches, and coral reefs, others cruise to Australia across open water.

In the United States, cruises to Australia depart from cities such as:

  • Fort Lauderdale (Cunard Cruise Lines)
  • Honolulu (Celebrity Cruises)
  • New York (Cunard Cruise Lines and Princess Cruise Lines, among others)
  • Los Angeles (Princess Cruise Lines and Oceania Cruises, among others)
  • Miami (Seabourn Cruise Lines)
  • San Diego (Holland America)
  • San Francisco (Cunard Cruise Lines)

Cruise Ship Accident Cases We Have Successfully Represented

Cruise Passenger Claims

We represent cruise passengers in claims involving accidents onboard cruise ships and during shore excursions in Australia. We also handle cases involving outbreaks, sexual assaults, and other onboard incidents.

Cruise Crewmember Claims

We represent crewmembers in claims under the Jones Act. Crewmembers can pursue claims for illnesses and injuries resulting from most causes onboard.

Wrongful Death Claims

We also represent families in cases involving wrongful death. If you have tragically lost a family member who was a passenger or crewmember on a cruise, we strongly encourage you to speak with one of our lawyers about your family’s legal rights.

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FAQs: Maritime Accident Claims for Passengers and Crewmembers

What is My Legal Recourse If I was Sexually Assaulted While in Australia on a Cruise?

I Fell While Working and Thought it was Minor but Now I’m in a Lot of Pain—Can I Still File a Claim?

Isn’t It Expensive to Hire an Injury Lawyer for an Accident that Happened in Another Country?

What is My Legal Recourse If I was Sexually Assaulted While in Australia on a Cruise?

Besides pressing criminal charges against the perpetrator, an attorney with us has helped people through these highly emotional charged cases obtain substantial compensation through civil court. We also investigate the cruise line who had a responsibility to keep you safe. We may be able to seek compensation for physical and emotional damages you experienced.

I Fell While Working and Thought it was Minor but Now I’m in a Lot of Pain—Can I Still File a Claim?

Worker injuries caused by an employer’s negligence is covered by the Jones Act. You have up to three years to file a claim so speak with a cruise accident lawyer on our team as soon as possible to protect your rights and start the process for obtaining compensation.

Isn’t It Expensive to Hire an Injury Lawyer for an Accident that Happened in Another Country?

At Brais Law, our clients pay no upfront costs or fees at any time. A maritime accident lawyer our team is paid on a contingency basis which means you pay nothing if we don’t win your case and our fee comes from an agreed percentage of what we win for you.

Maritime Accident Cases involving an Australian Cruise Ship Can Be Complicated but We Know Exactly What to Do

For more information about how we help cruise passengers, crewmembers, and their families in cases involving Australia cruise trips, contact us to schedule a free and confidential consultation at Brais Law Firm. Our lawyers have decades of experience, and we have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. To speak with a lawyer as soon as possible, call 800-499-0551 or request an appointment online now.

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