Accidents in Louisiana Ports & Locations

With dozens of ports, harbors, and marinas, Louisiana’s Gulf Coast is a hub of maritime activity. New Orleans is a popular cruise destination as well, and several cruise ships call the Port of New Orleans home.From its unique and rich cultural history to its professional sports teams, Louisiana is known for many things. As the state’s population continues to grow, so too does its annual visitor count. Unfortunately, this means that accidents are on the rise as well. At Brais Law Firm, we regularly help individuals who have suffered serious injuries and lost loved ones in cruise ship incidents and other maritime accidents.

The Legal Help You Need after a Maritime Accident in Louisiana or on a Cruise

What makes Brais Law unique is the history of how our firm was founded. Keith Brais graduated the Massachusetts Maritime Academy with a degree in marine engineering. He went on to gain multiple US Coast Guard marine engineering licenses. After nearly a decade working in the industry, Keith suffered a career-ending injury while working on an offshore oil rig. Not knowing his rights as an injured maritime worker, he became interested in that area of the law.

He went to law school and became a topnotch, board-certified admiralty and maritime law expert. After nearly two decades representing big maritime companies and insurers to fight against injury claims, one case he won resulted in a change of heart and thus, a change of course as he switched sides and established a firm dedicated to personalized client care for those who have been injured.

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Make Sure Your Rights are Tenaciously Protected after a Maritime Accident

At Brais Law Firm, we handle all types of cruise ship accident cases, and we can use our experience to fight for just compensation on your behalf. We handle claims involving accidents on the water and during shore excursions as well. No matter what happens, if you are coping with the effects of a cruise ship accident or maritime injury, we strongly encourage you to speak with one of our lawyers right away—contact our offices to schedule a free case evaluation.

We Help Louisiana Visitors and Workers Who Were Injured on a Cruise Ship

Cruise ship passengers, maritime workers and their families have clear legal rights following serious and fatal accidents. We have decades of experience helping individuals and families assert these rights following accidents in Louisiana and around the world. We handle claims involving accidents at all Louisiana ports, harbors, and marinas—including:

  • LOOP Terminal
  • Plaquemines Parish Port, Harbor, and Terminal District
  • Port Fourchon
  • Port of Alliance
  • Port of Avondale
  • Port of Bellevue
  • Port of Burnside
  • Port of Geismar
  • Port of Gramercy
  • Port of Greater Baton Rouge
  • Port of Gretna
  • Port of Iberia
  • Port of Krotz Springs
  • Port of Lake Charles
  • Port of Morgan City
  • Port of New Orleans
  • Port of Ostrica
  • Port of Shreveport-Bossier
  • Port of South Louisiana
  • Port of Terrebonne
  • St. Bernard Port
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No Matter Where in the World Your Cruise Ship Is After Leaving Louisiana, You Have the Right to Seek Compensation for Your Injuries

The Port of New Orleans (also known as Port NOLA) is Louisiana’s prime cruise destination. Within walking distance of the French Quarter, Port NOLA welcomes cruise ships from all over the world.  Included in the ships that call this popular port home are the Carnival Glory and Valor, Norwegian Breakaway, Disney Cruise Line Magic, and Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas. These ships cruise to a number of locations such as:

  • Bahamas
  • Belize
  • Caribbean
  • Cayman Islands
  • Jamaica
  • Key West
  • Mexico
  • Panama Canal

American Cruise Lines, American Queen Steamboat Company, and Viking also operate Mississippi River cruises out of Port NOLA. These cruises travel from New Orleans to Memphis on 7, 8, and 21-night itineraries.

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FAQs: Louisiana Maritime Injury Law

What Do I Do If I Was Sexually Assaulted During a Cruise?

How Do I Obtain Compensation for an Injury that Happened During a Shore Excursion?

What Does the Jones Act Mean to Me as an Injured Louisiana Port Worker?

What Do I Do If I Was Sexually Assaulted During a Cruise?

After contacting ship security and/or local law enforcement as applicable and seeking medical care, you should contact our offices to make sure your rights are protected. Both the perpetrator and the cruise line could be liable for significant physical and emotional damages.

How Do I Obtain Compensation for an Injury that Happened During a Shore Excursion?

No two cases are identical but it can be said that a cruise line is responsible for providing a safe, enjoyable trip for their passengers. A cruise injury lawyer with us has helped clients with these types of cases obtain compensation—no matter where in the world the ship was when it happened.

What Does the Jones Act Mean to Me as an Injured Louisiana Port Worker?

The 1920 Merchant Marine Act, brought to Congress by Senator Wesley Jones, includes clauses for the protection and rights of maritime workers. An attorney on our team can help you navigate the Jones Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) and any applicable state workers’ comp laws to help you get rightful compensation for your injuries.

We Help People Like You through Dedicated, Experienced Legal Representation in Maritime Law

If you have been injured, or if a loved one has tragically died on a cruise departing from or visiting Louisiana, you should contact a maritime injury lawyer on our team promptly. We are passionate about helping people understand their legal rights and get the compensation they need. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation. Please call 800-499-0551 or contact us online to request an appointment today.

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