About Baltimore, Maryland’s Diverse Maritime Activities

Baltimore, a city located only 40 miles northeast of Washington, D.C, is the most populous city in the state of Maryland. Baltimore generates billions of dollars a year in wages and salaries for maritime workers, as well as billions of dollars each year in cargo shipped in and out of Baltimore ports. Millions of tons of cargo go through the area annually. Baltimore ports handle shipments of items such as automobiles, farm and construction machinery, aluminum, sugar, and more. Additionally, the local World Trade Center houses the Maryland Port Administration and the U.S. headquarters for major shipping lines. 

Baltimore is a Popular Destination for Tourists and the Cruise Ship Industry

Baltimore’s rich history and attractions bring millions of tourists each year. Some popular attractions are the National Aquarium, the USS Constellation (Civil War-era vessel) and other war ships and submarines, sporting venues, museums, and more.

The port also supports the cruise industry which offers a variety of different trips through various cruise lines. Baltimore’s cruise industry provides hundreds of jobs and brings in millions of dollars annually to support the state’s economy.

Cruise Ship and Maritime Injuries in Baltimore, Maryland Never Settle for Less than Excellent Representation by a Maritime Injury Lawyer

Because of the large volume of cruise ship activity, visiting tourists, maritime workers, and cargo shipped in and out of Baltimore ports each year, accidents and injuries inevitably occur. Unfortunately, injuries can be substantial and often invoke complex maritime and personal injury laws requiring the experience of a maritime attorney. Founding Attorney, Keith Brais has nearly a decade experience as a marine engineer and over 30 years in maritime law. In fact, he is a certified expert in admiralty and maritime law. He knows this area of injury law inside and out. With more than 70 years of combined trial experience, Brais Law attorneys can help you obtain the compensation you deserve for the injuries you sustained while visiting or working in the Baltimore seaport area. 

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Get the Legal Team on Your Side That Knows How Vital Obtaining Compensation Is to You

Contact the Brais Law Firm today to schedule a time to discuss your case in a free initial consultation. Our team believes in providing personalized representation so we operate on quality and not quantity. An injury attorney with us understands how important it is to you and your family to get rightful compensation for your accident.

We Handle Serious Injury and Wrongful Death Cases on Behalf of Baltimore Maritime Workers

Injuries sustained by a maritime worker can be extensive based on the dangerous work they perform. Common injury cases we have represented include serious work-related injuries such as:

  • Drowning
  • Hypothermia
  • Fractured and broken bones
  • Burns
  • Spinal cord damage or paralysis
  • Amputated limbs
  • Death
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Injured Workers Need an Injury Attorney Specializing in Maritime Law

Accidents that occur on or near the navigable waters are governed by a special set of laws. Maritime workers who perform work on vessels or offshore near navigable waters are typically covered under either the Jones Act or the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA). These are complex federal laws that provide compensation to a variety of different maritime workers who are injured from the work they performed aboard a vessel (such as a cruise ship or a cargo ship) or in loading or repairing a vessel. 

Injured workers may be able to recover for a variety of different damages including, but not limited to:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Cost of rehabilitation
  • Economic loss
  • Pain and suffering

Have You Been Hurt While Participating in Water Recreation in the Baltimore Area?

If you were injured while visiting Baltimore, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. For example, passengers injured while aboard a cruise ship may be entitled to compensation where the cruise ship owner was negligent, and may recover for items such as medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages, among other items depending on applicable law. The experienced cruise ship and maritime attorneys at Brais Law Firm can advise you of your rights to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

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FAQs: Baltimore, MD Maritime Injury Claims

I’m Overwhelmed by the Amount of Forms and Documents Involved in Filing an Injury Claim to My Maritime Employer—Can an Injury Lawyer Help with This Part?

What If I Can’t Afford to Hire a Maritime Lawyer?

My Baltimore Cruise Ship Was Away from Port When I Was Injured, Is That a Problem?

I’m Overwhelmed by the Amount of Forms and Documents Involved in Filing an Injury Claim to My Maritime Employer—Can an Injury Lawyer Help with This Part?

Absolutely, a lawyer on our team has helped clients effectively navigate this area of maritime law and file injury claims on behalf of workers. We may be able to get you the compensation you deserve without the need for trial.

What If I Can’t Afford to Hire a Maritime Lawyer?

An injury attorney with Brais Law may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve without you paying for anything upfront. We work on contingency which means our fee is paid by a percentage of the compensation we win from you.

My Baltimore Cruise Ship Was Away from Port When I Was Injured, Is That a Problem?

This is not a problem and you still can seek compensation for your injuries. This is part of why maritime law exists—vessels are often in the waters of other states, countries or international waters when an accident happens. You still have rights and a maritime lawyer with us can help protect them.

Don’t Try to Handle an Injury Case Involving Maritime Law on Your Own

Contact the cruise ship and maritime attorneys at Brais Law Firm for assistance with your maritime injury claim. Whether you are a local maritime worker or were visiting via cruise ship or other boating activity, we have the knowhow and extensive experience to get just compensation. To reach our lawyers you may click email the firm, call 800-499-0551 from within the U.S., Skype BraisLaw worldwide or click contact us to select and complete a form for a free evaluation of your case.

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