Cruise Ship Gangway Accidents

Cruise Ship Gangway Accidents

Under Maritime Law, cruise operators owe the duty to provide a reasonably safe means of egress and ingress to the vessel. When a cruise ship is in its home port, its home turnaround port, getting aboard the cruise ship and getting off the cruise ship is very, very easy. When that cruise ship leaves its home port, sometimes these smaller ports of calls have difficult steep ramps.

Sometimes they're double wide, sometimes it's not possible to have a hold of each hand rail on the side. Sometimes they're left out in the rain, sometimes they're wet, sometimes they don't have non-skid or if they have non-skid they're not in good shape. A poor passenger comes along and they fall. They can have fairly serious injuries. These are claims we've been handling for nearly 30 years.

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After my accident I contacted them right away. I was able to see them the same day and was kept in contact throughout the process. Everyone in the office was very accommodating, polite and professional. I highly recommend Brais Law and think very highly of their lead attorneys. They helped me WIN my case, and I am forever grateful. They went above and beyond to assist me. Thank you all so very much. H.S.
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The entire law firm of Brais Law were extremely helpful in handling my snorkeling accident. The firm takes customer service to a new level, not only being readily available, but courteous, respectful, sympathetic, and empathetic. The firm, especially Keith and Karla, were always quick to return calls, offer updates, and provide guidance and information. There is no comparison when it comes to firms. If you need legal advice or representation, especially concerning maritime events, contact Keith and his crew first and save yourself a lot of time and heartache! J.C.
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I was looking to refer a client injured on a cruise ship and had the pleasure of speaking to Keith. Keith was extremely helpful and he took time out of his day to provide some guidance. If you're looking for a Admiralty & Maritime /Personal Injury Lawyer in Florida, I would highly recommend Brais Law Firm! T.C.