Ferry Boat Accident Lawyer

Ferry boat & charter boat injuries and even death claims do unfortunately occur due to accidents caused more often than not by negligence on the part of the ship’s operator or crew. Having previously represented ferry boat and charter boat operators for 19 years, the board-certified maritime attorneys at the law firm of Brais Law Firm are in a unique position to protect guests and passengers who have suffered personal injury or death due to an accident while aboard a ferry or charter boat. Contact an experienced ferry boat accident lawyer today to help with your claim. 

The lawyers at the law firm of Brais Law Firm with offices in Miami, Florida are here to help ferry and charter vessel guests and passengers injured as a result of an accident aboard any one of these vessels.

Our firm is experienced in handling cases involving a wide range of claims occurring on private ferries and charter boats, including:

  • Physical or sexual assault (“rape”) by a crew member or intoxicated passenger.
  • Slip and fall accidents on wet decks or foreign substances.
  • Trip and fall injuries over uneven decks, raised thresholds or foreign objects.
  • Accidents caused by intoxicated passengers, guests or crew member.
  • The consumption of contaminated food resulting in severe illness.
  • Amputation due to swinging doors and hatches due to heavy seas.
  • Broken bones and fractures due to heavy seas.
  • Head traumas and other Injuries due to collisions, groundings and improper docking.
  • Deaths and lesser injuries due to improper boat operation/handling, i.e., collisions.
  • Man overboard and disappearances.

A ferry boat or charter vessel passenger or guest who has suffered a serious injury may be eligible to recover compensation for past and future medical bills, rehabilitation expenses, lost past and future wages, as well as pain and suffering. Hiring an experienced charter boat accident attorney that is knowledgeable of this specialized area of law can mean a difference in the outcome of your case.

How Much Is My Ferry Boat Accident Injury Worth?

Determining the amount in compensation that you are entitled to for your injuries requires the collection of follow-up opinions from medical and occupational experts to serve as evidence in your claim. You can only collect compensation for damages that you can prove with evidence that would be admissible in court, which means it must come from respected, expert sources.

For example, if the only evidence you have of your damages is an emergency room bill immediately following your ferry boat accident and a single week of missed wages proven with a pay stub, that is all you can collect. If your injuries end up requiring additional medical care or prevent you from making the same amount of money as before the accident, you and your family will end up being responsible for those costs.

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Why Should I Hire a Ferry Boat Accident Lawyer from Brais Law?

The dedicated maritime lawyers at Brais Law have decades of combined experience helping clients like you who have been injured while on the water collect the compensation that they deserve. We will gather evidence and schedule appointments to prove your damages, make sure that your claim is filed in the time allowed by law and contract, and negotiate the highest possible settlement or case outcome on your behalf. 

If we take your case, we only get paid if we win, and your initial consultation is risk-free and cost-free. There is no reason not to reach out to us for a case review to determine your best options under the law. 

Can I Accept an Insurance Settlement Without a Lawyer?

While it is possible to accept a settlement for your injuries, working with a ferry boat accident lawyer will help ensure that you are able to collect the full amount of compensation to which you are entitled. The insurance company that is paid by the ferry company does not work for you or even the ferry company, they work for profit. Profits for the insurance company are increased when costs like payments to injured parties like yourself are reduced or avoided altogether. 

Accepting a settlement without having it reviewed by an experienced ferry boat accident lawyer who has worked on similar cases and knows what yours is worth puts you at risk of recovering less than you deserve. Insurance companies have also been known to wrongfully deny claims in the hopes that the injured person does not appeal or will accept less than they deserve as a counter-offer.

If you are unable to achieve a fair resolution with the insurance company, you’ll have to file a lawsuit in the appropriate court. Filing a lawsuit requires a thorough knowledge of local court procedure and how the law applies to the unique facts of your case, and a ferry boat accident lawyer from Brais Law can help. Reach out to us over the phone at 800-499-0551, or visit our site to schedule your free consultation.

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 ferry boat accident lawyer or charter boat accident attorney, 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.

Who Will be Handling my Case?

Your case will be handled by an experienced personal injury attorney who knows what it takes to get the results you deserve. The practitioners at our firm have over 70 years of collective trial experience. Our credentials and qualifications are extensive, including an “AV” Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell and membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. More importantly, we have a first-hand understanding of how insurance carriers operate because we represented clients insured with major insurance companies for nearly 20 years before we made a choice to change sides so that we could help the people who need us most – individuals just like you. Learn more.

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