Port Everglades & Fort Lauderdale Maritime Attorneys
The Ft. Lauderdale maritime lawyers of Brais Law Firm routinely handle cruise ship passenger and crew, boating, yachting, scuba diving, personal injury and death claims in and throughout Florida. With Ft. Lauderdale and Port Everglades being just minutes North of our Miami office, our firm is well situated to represent clients who have sustained serious injuries in all types of accidents that have taken place in the seaports and navigable waters of the South East Florida region.
Fort Lauderdale Maritime Attorneys Handling Yachting and Recreational Boating Accidents
Our lawyers have decades of collective trial experience in cruise ship accident and boating injury lawsuits and Attorney Keith Brais is a Florida board certified maritime lawyer. Known as the “Yacht Capitol of the United States” and “Venice of America,” Ft. Lauderdale is also the county seat of Broward County. As you might expect, the city and surrounding area offers some of the world’s best boating, yachting, sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing. In addition, each October, Ft. Lauderdale is the home of one of the biggest international boat shows in the world.
Unfortunately, the sheer number of yachts and other recreational boats populating the waters of Ft. Lauderdale means that accidents and injuries are a common occurrence. When a yacht crashes into another vessel, a boat capsizes, or any other type of maritime accident takes place, both passengers and crew members can sustain serious and often life-threatening injuries. These types of cases tend to be very complicated, particularly for yacht crew members whose claims may fall under maritime law and the Jones Act. At Brais Law Firm, our admiralty and maritime attorneys are well equipped to handle boat accident cases involving both crew members and passengers. We know what boat accident victims are entitled to under the law, and we do everything in our power to ensure that our clients recover the financial compensation they deserve.
Cruise Lines and Cruise Ships Leaving From Port Everglades
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|
|Pearl Seas Cruises||Pearl Seas|
|Regent Seven Seas||Seven Seas Mariner
Seven Seas Navigator
Seven Seas Voyager
|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
While a cruise is supposed to be a relaxing experience filled with good times and fun, far too often passengers are injured because of a cruise company’s negligence. While there are many different types of cruise ship accidents, some of the more common things that can go wrong on a cruise include collisions with other vessels or objects, groundings, fires, slip and falls, and 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 their past and future medical bills, pain and suffering, lost income, loss of future earning capacity, loss of companionship, funeral expenses and other damages. Because cruise ship accident cases can involve very complicated laws and legal principles, it is critical to consult Fort Lauderdale maritime attorneys who have specific experience handling cruise ship accident lawsuits.
Injured in Fort Lauderdale or at Port Everglades? Discuss Your Injury Claim With Our Fort Lauderdale Maritime Attorneys
If you are a passenger or a crew member who has been injured in a yacht, recreational boating, cruise ship or other maritime accident at Port Everglades or anywhere else is the Ft. Lauderdale area, the attorneys at Brais Law Firm can help. Our lawyers are seasoned professionals who have the knowledge and resources to help you obtain maximum compensation for your injuries. Call our law offices today at 800-499-0551 or complete our online contact form to schedule a free consultation with our Fort Lauderdale maritime attorneys.