Accidents in Georgia Ports & Locations

Georgia’s ports are at the center of the Peach State’s commercial activity. According to the Georgia Port Authority (GPA), port-related operations provide more than 440,000 jobs statewide and generate more than $100 billion in revenue annually. This includes revenue from cargo, fishing, shrimping, and other commercial operations, as well as revenue from cruise lines and passengers departing from and visiting the Port of Savannah as a port of call.

Choose the Firm with Unique, Extensive Maritime Law Experience

When it comes to maritime accidents, you need an attorney who knows how to navigate this complex area of law like the back of one’s hand; that’s exactly the level of skill you’ll find in an injury lawyer at Brais Law Firm. Founding partner, Keith Brais graduated from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy with a degree in marine engineering. He went on to obtain multiple marine engineering licenses and worked in that field for nearly 10 years.

A career-ending injury aboard an offshore oil rig caused him to change course and pursue a law degree. Keith now has over 30 years’ experience in handling maritime accident cases and is a board-certified expert in admiralty and maritime law. Together with his team, they share over 70 years trial experience and are focused on helping clients like you ensure their rights are protected.

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We Protect the Rights of Georgia Visitors, Residents and Workers Injured in a Maritime Accident

Cruise ships, cargo ships, and other vessels play an important role in Georgia’s economy. Unfortunately, they present many health and safety risks as well. As a result, accidents are common. At Brais Law Firm, we represent individuals and families who have been affected by maritime accidents on Georgia’s coastal and inland waterways, at GPA ports, and in the Atlantic Ocean. Contact us today to schedule a time to discuss your case in a free case evaluation.

The 5 Major Ports in Georgia

The GPA operates five major ports on Georgia’s coastal and inland waterways. These ports serve numerous cruise lines and cargo lines, as well as many smaller maritime operations. Georgia’s five major ports are located in the following areas:


The Bainbridge port is located on the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Waterway, also known as the Tri-Rivers System.

It primarily handles dry bulk cargo and routinely sees traffic from container ships, barges and other commercial vessels.


The Port of Brunswick is Georgia’s second-largest port. It is most well-known for handling automotive cargo. Automakers around the world send cargo ships to Brunswick to offload vehicles for sale across the United States. Its Colonel’s Island Terminal and Mayor’s Point Terminal are both extremely busy, and with easy access to I-95, it is a prime destination for shipping companies in the U.S. and abroad.


The GPA’s Port Chatsworth is another inland port that sees a high volume of commercial traffic. Like workers at other locations, workers here face various risks of anything from being struck by a container to serious slip-and-fall injuries.


Located on the Chattahoochee River, Port Columbus is located in close proximity to the National Civil War Naval Museum. This port is dedicated to handling liquid bulk cargo and sees a high volume of traffic from the Gulf of Mexico.


Georgia’s largest port is the Port of Savannah. With its central East Coast location, the Port of Savannah is quickly growing into one of the busiest and most important ports in the entire country. Cargo and cruise ships pass through the Port of Savannah daily, bringing cargo and visitors from around the world to this historic city on the water.

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Maritime Passengers and Workers Have a Right To Pursue Compensation for Boating Injuries

Cruise passengers who live in and visit Georgia have clear rights under U.S. maritime law. We help individuals and families pursue claims for all types of cruise ship accidents and injuries. Crewmembers onboard cruise ships, cargo ships, and other vessels have clear legal rights as well, and we handle maritime injury claims under the Jones Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), and other applicable laws.

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FAQs: Injured in a Maritime Accident on Georgia Waters?

What Damages Can I Claim When another Boater Caused the Accident?

What if I Can’t Afford to Hire a Lawyer?

Do You Represent Georgia Maritime Workers?

What Damages Can I Claim When another Boater Caused the Accident?

Boating accidents can cause serious injuries which can have far-reaching effects. A maritime injury attorney at Brais Law has helped get compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Future medical expenses
  • Property damage
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning ability
  • Pain and suffering

What if I Can’t Afford to Hire a Lawyer?

We want everyone to be able to have an excellent attorney on their side. We work on a contingency fee basis so you will never pay a dime out-of-pocket. Instead, our fee is collected on an agreed percentage of what we win for you. If we don’t win, you don’t pay anything.

Do You Represent Georgia Maritime Workers?

Yes. A maritime injury lawyer on our team is well-versed in the Jones Act as well as any local workers’ compensation laws that would apply to your case. Contact us today to schedule a time to discuss the specifics of your on-the-job accident case and the process of submitting a claim for your injuries.

Make Sure You Know Your Legal Rights after Suffering a Maritime Injury

If you have been injured in a cruise ship accident or other maritime accident in Georgia—or if you are a Georgia resident who has been injured in an accident offshore—Brais Law Firm can help you assert your legal rights. For a free, no-obligation consultation, call 800-499-0551 or contact us online today.

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