Providing Legal Representation in Florida, Massachusetts & Texas
The maritime and admiralty law firm of Brais Law Firm brings to bear on your behalf two board-certified maritime attorneys with more than 28 years of combined trial experience. The lawyers with the law firm have vast experience with maritime claims involving personal injury or death on navigable waters, yacht & boat owner marine insurance disputes, and unsafe marine products. The attorneys at the law firm of Brais Law Firm with offices in Miami, Florida, and Boston, Massachusetts are here to help.
Admiralty and maritime law is a highly specialized area of the law so much so, that the Florida Bar established a board certification in this field. In 1996, Keith Brais qualified for and passed the first-ever Florida Bar certification examination in the field of admiralty and maritime law. In each of the five-year intervals following, Keith Brais again qualified and renewed his board certification which currently remains valid through April 31st, 2012. As such, Keith Brais has been a board-certified admiralty and maritime attorney in this highly specialized area of law for 15 years.
You may well have been completely unaware that maritime law governs your claim. If, however, you or a loved one suffered an accident or injury while traveling or working as any one of the following then you should contact a lawyer who specializes in the field of maritime and admiralty law:
- Cruise Ship Passenger
- Yacht Guest
- Ferry Passenger
- Airplane Passenger
- Commercial fisherman
- Long Liner
- Crew Member
- Jones Act Seaman
- Merchant Marine
- Brown Water Seaman
- Ship Worker or Repairman
- Offshore Oil Rig Worker
- Longshoreman Dock Worker
- Harbor Worker
Generally speaking maritime law also governs all accidents occurring on inland, coastal, and ocean navigable waterways, including injuries aboard sea-going vessels, cruise ships, yachts, ferries, tugs, barges, oil rigs, riverboats, pilot boats, and fishing boats.
Navigable waters mean waterways that have direct or indirect access to the ocean versus a land-locked lake. In certain instances, even an airboat accident in the everglades may be controlled by maritime law. “Admiralty and Maritime Law” is principally made up of Federal Statues, International Treaties, and federal common law, otherwise known as “general maritime law”. In certain instances, courts deciding a case based upon maritime law may even “borrow” state law to the extent it is not inconsistent with well-established principles of maritime law. A maritime practitioner will one day be in state court arguing a federal statute and the next to be in federal court citing to an international maritime treaty.
Hiring a law firm that specializes in the field of law governing your claim will give you a significant advantage and, more likely than not, a better outcome over hiring a “general practice firm.” Brais Law Firm was formed based upon the principle that clients in need of legal maritime expertise are best protected and served by attorneys who specialize in and have dedicated their professional lives to maritime law. We are not the answer to all clients’ problems. On the other hand, if your claim concerns admiralty and maritime law in the States of Florida, Massachusetts, or Texas then the law firm of Brais Law Firm is here to help. Your selecting the board-certified maritime lawyers at Brais Law Firm to represent your interests may well be the most important factor influencing a favorable financial resolution to your maritime claim.
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The attorneys at the law firm of Brais Law Firm have the experience to protect your rights, the compassion to serve your needs, and the skill to obtain the compensation you deserve. To reach our lawyers you may click email the firm, call 800-499-0551 from within the U.S., Skype BraisLaw worldwide, or click Contact Us to select and complete a form for a free evaluation of your case.
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