Boston, MA Cruise Ship Injury Attorneys

Boston, Massachusetts is famous for its seafood, in addition to a wide variety of water-based adventures including whale-watching, deep-sea fishing and yachting. If you’ve been injured as a passenger or while working on a vessel in Boston or along the coast of Massachusetts, a Boston, MA cruise ship injury attorney can help you put together the strongest possible case.

Popular Cruise Ships and Destinations From Boston

There are a broad variety of cruises that depart from Boston, with both local and exotic destinations, including:

  • Bermuda
  • The Caribbean
  • Canada
  • New England

These cruises generally last from 7-14 nights, and the types of adventures for passengers can range from passive whale-watching and fine dining on seafood-centered fare to interactive activities like deep-sea fishing, windsurfing, sailing, water-skiing, and other vessels- and water-based activities.

Cruise lines that depart from the Port of Boston include: 

These cruise lines and others provide hospitality for thousands of guests each year while likewise employing a great many crew members. When anyone is injured aboard cruise vessels departing Boston, they may be entitled to compensation for related costs and damages through a personal injury lawsuit rooted in maritime law.

Where Do I File My Claim for a Boston Cruise Ship Injury?

All major cruise lines include, within the ticket contract issued to you, many clauses intended to limit their liability, or minimally increase the difficulty with bringing suit. One such clause is the “forum selection clause” found within your contract of carriage, which for many Cruise Lines requires a suit be brought in a forum of the Cruise Lines’ choosing. Contact Brais Law today, and our expert lawyers can help direct your next move. 

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Why Should I Hire a Boston, MA Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer to Help on My Claim?

Maritime law is different from the kind of law that traditional personal injury attorneys practice, as there are often overlapping federal and local laws that apply, in addition to related contracts concerning both employees and passengers on the water. The contents of your ticket agreement may limit the amount of time that you have to file your claim, while the local laws regarding the statute of limitations or expiration date of your right to bring a claim can also be impactful. Choosing to work with a dedicated maritime law attorney from Brais Law ensures that you have a legal advocate who knows how to take advantage of the overlapping laws, statutes, and legal precedents that apply to your case to support the best outcome through an insurance settlement or in court through a lawsuit, if necessary.

FAQs: Boston Port Cruise Ship Injury Claims

What Maritime Laws Apply to Injured Cruise Ship Workers?

What If My Cruise Accident Happened away from the Boston Port?

The Injuries from My Cruise Accident Resulted in Expensive Medical Bills—Is the Cruise Line Responsible for These?

What Maritime Laws Apply to Injured Cruise Ship Workers?

A cruise injury lawyer with us can help you navigate the Merchant Marine Act (or “Jones Act”) to help you get workers’ compensation. If you lost a loved one in an accident while working for a cruise line then the Death on the High Seas Act may apply.

What If My Cruise Accident Happened away from the Boston Port?

This is not a problem and is part of why maritime law exists. Boston cruise ship destinations include other ports on the U.S. East Coast and Canada and southern ports in Florida, New Orleans and the Caribbean, and even across the Atlantic in Greenland.

The Injuries from My Cruise Accident Resulted in Expensive Medical Bills—Is the Cruise Line Responsible for These?

If there was negligence involved in ensuring your safety then it is very likely that an attorney on our team, well-versed in cruise ship accident claims, can help you get the compensation you are entitled to. Damages in such cases include medical expenses and more.

Explore the Options Related to Your Boston Cruise Ship Injury with a Maritime Attorney at Brais Law

Injured while working or as a passenger on a Boston-based cruise ship? Learn what your options are by discussing your case with an attorney at Brais Law. Reach out to us over the phone at 800-499-0551, or visit our site to schedule your free consultation.

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