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Boston is home to several historic and working ports. The city’s largest port, the Port of Poston, is one of the busiest and most-important seaports on the Eastern Seaboard. From cargo ships to cruise ships, large vessels depart from and arrive at Boston Harbor daily—carrying billions of dollars in cargo and hundreds of thousands of passengers each year.
Unfortunately, Boston Harbor’s high volume of commercial boat traffic also means that the City on the Hill also sees more than its fair share of maritime accidents. At Brais Law Firm, we represent crewmembers, passengers and families who have been injured and lost loved ones on the water. We handle cases involving ships departing from and arriving at all ports and marinas in Boston, including:
Cruise ship accidents are alarmingly common. From fall overboard to accidents involving onboard amenities such as swimming pools and climbing walls, many of these accidents present risks for serious and life-threatening injuries. But, falls on deck and other relatively “minor” accidents can result in severe injuries as well, and each year numerous cruise passengers find themselves in need of experienced medical care and legal representation.
Due to its geographical location, Boston is a hub for cruising to destinations on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Cruise lines, including Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, and Seabourn Cruise Line, currently visit or call the Port of Boston home. Cruises departing from Boston travel to locations including:
If you or someone you love has been injured on a cruise, it is important that you speak with a lawyer promptly. Our lawyers handle all types of cruise ship accidents, and we can represent you if you live in Boston or were visiting Boston as a port of call. Boston has a lot to offer, and its nearly 700,000 local residents welcome close to a quarter million visitors each year.
Working in any maritime occupation presents risks. Crewmembers onboard cruise ships, cargo ships, barges, charters and other commercial vessels can—and frequently do—suffer serious injuries on the job. If you have been injured in a maritime accident as a crewmember in Boston, you have clear legal rights, and you should speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. Longshoremen and other land-based workers in the maritime industry can pursue claims for on-the-job injuries as well.
If you have questions about your legal rights after a cruise ship accident or other maritime accident, we encourage you to contact us promptly for a free, no-obligation consultation. To speak with an attorney about your legal rights in Boston, call 800-499-0551 or tell us how we can reach you online now.