Located at the mouth of Galveston Bay, it is a preferred destination for cargo ships, commercial fishing, cruise ships and recreational boating alike. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the Port supports nearly 1,000 ship calls, five million tons of cargo and over a million cruise passengers annually. Additionally, residents and visitors alike enjoy fishing, whale watching, kayaking, canoeing and other water recreation off of Galveston Island and within its protected bay.

A Busy Maritime Industry Can Mean Serious Accidents

Each experienced maritime injury lawyer on our team has successfully obtained compensation on behalf of clients who were involved in an on-the-job or recreational accident. Common maritime accidents in the Galveston area include:

  • Collisions
  • Falls overboard
  • Slip and falls
  • Cargo accidents
  • Running aground
  • Steering errors
  • Navigational errors
  • Explosions
  • Sexual assault
  • Wrongful death
  • And others
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Experienced Maritime Legal Help for Galveston Employees, Residents and Visitors

If you have been injured in an accident involving any maritime activity then you need a lawyer who is well-versed in this specific area of the law. The Brais Law Firm was founded by Keith Brais, a graduate in marine engineering and a board-certified expert in admiralty and maritime law. Before becoming an attorney, Keith was working on ships and offshore oil rigs. A serious injury from an accident while aboard an oil rig resulted in him shifting course from marine engineering to maritime law. 

He represented cruise lines and other maritime companies for nearly 20 years, defending them against injury claims. Keith chose to “switch sides” to representing solely plaintiffs after winning a particular case made him re-assess his purpose in being an attorney. He never looked back and now he and his team of excellent maritime lawyers are doing what it takes to protect the rights of clients who were hurt in accidents caused by another party’s negligence.

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Michelle Y. Gurian, maritime injury lawyer

Choose a Maritime Lawyer on the Team that Goes the Distance for You

It is important that you speak with an injury attorney as soon as possible after an accident to make sure you are aware of your legal rights and don’t get pushed around by an insurance company. Many claims can be successfully settled out of court, but if you are offered a settlement that does not cover your actual damages, then it’s time to go to court. We have over 70 years of combined trial experience so call our firm now to schedule a free consultation with a maritime attorney at Brais Law.

FAQs: Your Rights under Maritime Law in Galveston

What Compensation Do I Have a Right To?

Do Maritime Workers’ Have a Right to Compensation?

Do I Need to Submit an Injury Claim Myself if I Can’t Afford a Lawyer?

What Compensation Do I Have a Right To?

The details of each case determine what damages an individual has suffered that need to be compensated for so you should contact us to see what you're entitled to in your case. We may be able to obtain compensation for you for:

  • Emergency medical care bills
  • Future medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage
  • And more

Do Maritime Workers’ Have a Right to Compensation?

Workers in the maritime industry have protections in place under laws such as the Merchant Mariner Act (or “Jones Act”) and the Longshoreman and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. Our lawyers are well-versed in the application of these laws to get clients compensation for their workplace injuries.

Do I Need to Submit an Injury Claim Myself if I Can’t Afford a Lawyer?

We represent clients on a contingency fee basis so you will never have any upfront costs. Our fee comes from a percentage of what we win for our client. Call us today to find out if we can help you get the compensation you are entitled to.

We Want to Help You Get Your Life Back on Track

Contact the Brais Law Firm now to schedule a time to speak with a maritime lawyer who understands what you are going through and knows exactly what to do about it. We are passionate about making sure our clients get the compensation they and their families need in order to get on with life as best as possible after an accident. See what we can do for your case.

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