Helping Injured Victims in Boston, Gloucester and Throughout Massachusetts

If you have been hurt in a maritime accident, it is critical to seek guidance from an experienced Boston, MA maritime lawyer. These types of accident and injury cases involve complex federal and state laws, and hiring an attorney knowledgeable in the field of maritime and admiralty law can make a substantial difference in the outcome of your case. With offices in Boston, Massachusetts, Brais Law Firm assists clients in Boston, Gloucester and other regions of the state who have been injured on or near navigable waters. The attorneys at Brais Law Firm litigate a wide range of maritime claims in state and federal courts throughout Massachusetts and in Rhode Island (with the permission of the court). Our team has an in-depth understanding of Jones Act claims, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act claims and other injury claims stemming from maritime workplace accidents. We regularly represent individuals in the Massachusetts area and beyond who have suffered personal injuries on:

  • Cruise ships
  • Ferries
  • Yachts
  • Motorboats
  • Sailboats 
  • Other recreational watercrafts 
  • Other Vessels
  • Ports
  • Docks
  • Shipyards 
  • And other maritime environments
Michelle Y. Gurian, maritime injury lawyer

Port of Boston and Boston Harbor Support a Bustling Maritime Economy

Located in Boston Harbor, the Port of Boston is the largest port in Massachusetts and one of the major ports on the East Coast of the United States. The Paul W. Conley Terminal serves as the port’s container facility moving nearly 1.5 million metric tons of cargo each year. The Boston Fish Pier, which is located in South Boston, opened in 1915 and serves as a central site for the region’s fishermen and seafood processing companies.

Are You a Crewmember or Passenger Who was Injured on a Cruise Ship?

Beyond container and fishing operations, Boston Harbor is home to the Flynn Cruiseport. This cruise ship hub is in the middle of South Boston’s Seaport District and more than 300,000 passengers travel through this port each year. Cruise lines and ships that sail out of Boston Harbor include:

Cruise Line Ship
Norwegian Dawn
Holland America Veendam
Holland America Maasdam
Holland America Rotterdam
Royal Caribbean International Serenade of the Seas
Royal Caribbean International Grandeur of the Seas
Seabourn Seabourn Quest
Windstar Cruises Star Pride

Massachusetts is Home to Historic Gloucester Harbor and the Port of Gloucester

Situated on Cape Ann in Essex County, Gloucester is home to the United States’ oldest seaport. The town began as a shipbuilding center and currently serves as a principal center of activity for the fishing industry. Beyond its commercial fishing activities, Gloucester Harbor is also recognized as a premier recreational destination for residents and visitors to the region. From sailing and whale watching excursions, to paddle boarding, canoeing and other water sports, Gloucester Harbor offers many opportunities to get out and explore the water. When accidents occur, however, the fun ends and there can be multiple parties that are liable. A boating injury attorney with us knows exactly how to navigate these complex cases.

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Unparalleled Representation for Gloucester’s Commercial Fisherman and Other Maritime Workers

Commercial fisherman, tuna fleet crews, longshoremen, harbor and dock workers and other employees in the maritime industry operate in some of the most dangerous work environments. 

Shipboard and pier side accidents, vessel collisions, boat sinkings and other maritime incidents can result in serious personal injuries or death. The legal team at Brais Law Firm fights to protect workers who have been injured in all types of maritime accidents. 

These types of accident claims are often governed by maritime and admiralty law, which operates far differently than land-based workers’ compensation law.

The Brais Law Firm Helps Injured Victims in Boston, Gloucester and Throughout Massachusetts With Unmatched Experience in Maritime Law

Brais Law Firm founding attorney, Keith Brais is a Massachusetts Maritime Academy graduate with a degree in marine engineering and multiple USCG marine engineer licenses. He worked in the maritime industry for about 10 years until suffering a career-ending injury onboard an offshore oil rig. Keith chose to become a lawyer and became one of a relatively select few maritime lawyers helping major companies defend against injury claims. After nearly 20 years of success in this area, a particular case he won caused him to have a change of heart and form a firm dedicated solely to helping individuals injured in maritime accidents get the compensation they need and deserve.

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Get the Help of a Firm Dedicated to Personalized Client Care

Our firm assists Boston passengers and crewmen who have suffered personal injuries on cruise ships, ferries, yachts, motorboats and other vessels. Regardless of whether you were injured on the job or while relaxing and enjoying the waters of Massachusetts, we can help. Our maritime attorneys in Boston, MA know how to properly investigate maritime accidents and injuries.

When you hire us, our team will work to gather all the evidence necessary to build your case so that you can get the compensation you deserve. You’ll never feel like your case is unimportant or just one of dozens being handled—we just don’t operate that way. Call us today to schedule a free case evaluation.

Time is of the Essence in Maritime Injury Cases and We Stand Ready to Get Our Client Real Results

At Brais Law, we understand how important it is for you to get compensation for your injuries. Contact our Boston office now if you or a loved one has been hurt while on or near navigable waters. We have obtained excellent results for local maritime workers as well as passengers who were hurt or killed due to another’s negligence. 

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FAQs: Maritime Accident, Injury and Wrongful Death Claims in Boston, MA

What Compensation is the Cruise Line Responsible for?

How Do I Pursue a Wrongful Death Claim?

What Can Be Done When the Boat Operator who Hit Me Leaves the Scene?

What Compensation is the Cruise Line Responsible for?

If you were injured while on a cruise ship due to the negligence of a crewmember, inadequate safety or maintenance, or because of another passenger, you may be entitled to compensation for:

  • All medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Impaired earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • And more

How Do I Pursue a Wrongful Death Claim?

The key element in an injury case and especially in one involving a fatal accident, is a thorough investigation for determining the cause of the accident. Once it is determined who caused the fatal accident that your loved one suffered, we pursue a wrongful death claim against those liable.

What Can Be Done When the Boat Operator who Hit Me Leaves the Scene?

It is illegal to leave the scene of a boating accident and you should contact the authorities as soon as possible. These cases are taken very seriously by law enforcement and any pictures and witness statements can help locate the negligent party.

Contact a Maritime Attorney at Our Boston Offices Today

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury or fatality on the waters of Massachusetts or a surrounding area, you need the help of an injury lawyer who specializes specifically in maritime law.

Our legal team offers free consultations to accident victims and their family members. Call our Boston law offices now at 800-499-0551 or complete our online contact form to schedule your case evaluation.

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