We Represent Passengers, Crewmembers and Families in Cases Involving Fort Lauderdale Cruise Ship Accidents

Cruise ship accidents are alarmingly common. Accidents during shore excursions, rapes and sexual assaults, and other incidents far more often than one might think. When passengers and crewmembers suffer preventable injuries, cruise lines can—and should—be held accountable.

Turn to Brais Law to Speak with an Experienced Fort Lauderdale Cruise Ship Injury Attorney

Brais Law Firm, founded by Keith Brais, is committed to making sure passengers, crewmembers and families receive the financial compensation they deserve. Keith has experience in the maritime industry you're not likely to find in a typical injury attorney. He holds multiple marine engineer licenses with the US Coast Guard, worked for nearly a decade on offshore oil rigs and then spent almost 20 years as a maritime lawyer defending cruise ship companies and their insurers against people's injury claims. After winning one particular case that caused a change of heart, he set out to create a law firm dedicated solely to protecting the rights of those who have been injured, such as workers or passengers on cruise ships.

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Put Our Decades of Combined Legal Experience to Work for You

Our attorneys have nearly 70 years of collective experience helping cruise ship passengers and crewman who have suffered serious injuries recover the monetary compensation they deserve. Whether your injuries occurred while you were aboard the ship or during an offshore excursion, an experienced cruise ship injury lawyer at our firm will help you pursue all available legal remedies. Contact us to arrange a free case evaluation.

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Do You Need a Maritime Lawyer's Help for an Incident that

Happened in Connection with a Fort Lauderdale Cruise Ship? Besides being a yacht Mecca, many cruise ships start their voyages from Ft. Lauderdale's Port Everglades. In fact, Costa Cruise Lines requires passengers who suffered an accident on its cruise ships to bring suit in Ft. Lauderdale. The following is a list of cruise lines and cruise ships that leave from Port Everglades:

Cruise Line Cruise Ship
Carnival Conquest
Magic
Triumph
Celebrity Equinox
Infinity
Silhouette
Constellation
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Costa Deliziosa
Crystal Cruises Serenity
Symphony
Cunard Queen Elizabeth
Queen Victoria
Discovery Sun
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Holland America Amsterdam
Eurodam
Massdam
Niew Amsterdam
Noordam
Prinsendam
Veendam
Westerdam
Zuiderdam
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Princess Caribbean Princess
Coral Princess
Emerald Princess
Island Princess
Ocean Princess
Pacific Princess
Princess Regal
Princess
Royal Princess
Ruby Princess
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MSC Divina
Pearl Seas Cruises Pearl Seas
Regent Seven Seas Seven Seas Mariner
Seven Seas Navigator
Seven Seas Voyager
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Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas
Independence of the Seas
Legend of the Seas
Liberty of the Seas
Oasis of the Seas
Vision of the Seas
Silversea Cloud
Spirit
Whisper

What Compensation Should You Seek for Your Damages?

While cruise ships are supposed to offer passengers an escape from day-to-day life, people aboard suffer injuries and illnesses all too often. This tends to occur when cruise lines fail to take the steps that are required to keep their passengers (and their crewmembers) safe. Some of the common things that can go wrong on a cruise include collisions with other vessels or objects, groundings, fires, slip and falls, assaults and sexual assaults. These types of incidents can result in significant injuries or loss of life. Depending upon the nature of accident and the extent of the injuries, victims may be entitled to recover compensation for:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost income
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Loss of companionship
  • Funeral expenses
  • Other damages
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What are Some of the Most Common Grounds for Claims Against Cruise Lines?

Broadly speaking, claims against cruise lines are rooted in the law of negligence. If you were injured in an accident resulting from cruise line negligence, you are entitled to just compensation. This includes common forms of negligence such as:

  • Hiring unqualified or inexperienced crew
  • Failing to conduct adequate background screenings on crew members
  • Failing to provide adequate security
  • Failing to provide adequate supervision around pools, roller coasters, and other high-risk areas
  • Inadequate cleaning or maintenance
  • Inadequate safety precautions onboard
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What are Some Examples of Cruise Ship Negligence?

There are several common grounds for claims against cruise lines. If you were injured in an accident resulting from cruise line negligence, you are entitled to just compensation.

  • Hiring unqualified or inexperienced crew
  • Failing to conduct adequate background screenings on crew members
  • Failing to provide adequate security
  • Failing to provide adequate supervision around pools, roller coasters, and other high-risk areas
  • Inadequate cleaning or maintenance
  • Inadequate safety precautions onboard

Types of Cruise Ship Injury Cases We Handle

We handle all types of injury cases involving ships departing from Fort Lauderdale and visiting the city as a port of call. No matter what happened, if you or a loved one was harmed onboard a cruise ship, we encourage you to contact us to discuss your legal rights.

Some examples of the types of cases we handle on behalf of passengers, crewmembers, and families include:

  • Assaults involving drunk and unruly passengers
  • Collisions with other passengers, crewmembers, or objects onboard
  • Embarking and disembarking accidents
  • Exposure to harmful bacteria, fumes, particulates, and viruses
  • Falls overboard
  • Medical malpractice in onboard medical facilities
  • Rapes and sexual assaults
  • Shore excursion accidents
  • Slips, trips, and falls onboard
  • Swimming, climbing, rollercoaster, playground, and other onboard entertainment accidents
  • Weather-related accidents
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FAQs: Injured in an Accident Involving a Fort Lauderdale or Port Everglades Cruise Ship?

Do I Call the Police if I’ve Been Sexually Assaulted on a Cruise Ship?

As an Injured Cruise Crewmember, do I Need to be Able to Understand the Jones Act in Order to Get Compensation?

I Got Severe Food Poisoning that Ruined My Cruise—Can I Get Compensation?

Do I Call the Police if I’ve Been Sexually Assaulted on a Cruise Ship?

Yes, ensure you receive medical attention, contact the authorities and then contact a lawyer with us. We help clients through emotionally difficult cases involving rape other forms of sexual assault onboard a cruise ship or in connection with a shore excursion. We offer a confidential, free initial consultation.

As an Injured Cruise Crewmember, do I Need to be Able to Understand the Jones Act in Order to Get Compensation?

Maritime law can be complicated, especially when it comes to the Jones Act and other laws pertaining to the rights of maritime workers and compensation. We offer a free case evaluation and are happy to lay out what you need to know.

I Got Severe Food Poisoning that Ruined My Cruise—Can I Get Compensation?

Cruise liners are responsible for correctly preparing food and maintaining high sanitary standards. If a cruise ship failed in their duty then you have a right to seek compensation for any medical expenses, pain, suffering and any other damages.

Get the Legal Help You Need Now from a Firm with Unparalleled Experience

If you have been hurt while traveling on a cruise, Brais Law Firm is committed to holding the cruise operator and all other responsible parties accountable for your injuries. Whether your injuries occurred while you were aboard the ship or during an offshore excursion, an attorney well-versed in cruise ship injury accident cases at our firm will help you pursue all available legal remedies. To discuss your legal rights in a free initial consultation, please contact today by calling 800-499-0551 or tell us how we can reach you online to schedule an appointment.

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