Accidents in Maryland Ports & Locations

Maryland is one of the oldest U.S. states, and the Port of Baltimore is among the longest-serving ports in America. From the Eastern Shore to the Inner Harbor, Maryland is known for its water access, and many workers in the maritime industry call Maryland home.  Maryland is also one of the East Coast’s prime cruise ship locations. Several cruise lines operate out of Maryland or visit Maryland’s shores on their trips along the U.S. East Coast. If you live in Maryland or were injured on a cruise ship that visited Maryland, our lawyers can help you assert your legal rights after an accident on the water.  We represent passengers, crew members, longshoremen, harbor workers, other individuals, and families after serious and fatal maritime accidents.

When You Need Results, You Need an Injury Lawyer with the Maritime Law Experience that Counts

Brais Law was founded by Keith Brais, an experienced marine engineer who later spent nearly 20 years representing “the other side” in defending cruise lines and other maritime companies against injury claims. Many of the tactics these companies and insurers use today were likely invented by Keith. He is a certified expert in maritime and admiralty law and was one of a relatively select few top legal professionals in his field. 

Everything changed, however, after he won a particular case in which an injured woman was not awarded anything but he felt the company involved should have taken some responsibility. At that point, he decided to focus solely on helping injured people get the compensation they deserve. He and our team have over 70 years combined trial experience and know what it takes to get results.

Choose the Firm that Stops at Nothing to Protect the Rights of Maritime Accident Victim

Contact the Brais Law Firm to schedule a free initial consultation if you are a Maryland resident, maritime worker, crewmember or visitor who was injured in while on the water. This includes accidents involving cruise ships, cargo ships, barges, and other vessels docking at:

  • Port Annapolis
  • Port of Baltimore
  • Port of Cambridge
  • Somers Cove Marina (Crisfield)
  • City Yacht Basin (Havre de Grace)
  • Naval Air Station Patuxent River (Lexington Park)
  • Solomons Island Harbor
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Cruise Lines and Destinations for Departures from Maryland

Maryland’s reputation within the cruise industry is growing quickly.

Currently, the cruise lines that have ships based in Maryland and visit Maryland cities as ports of call include:

  • AIDA Cruises
  • Carnival Cruise Lines
  • Royal Caribbean
  • MS Amadea

Even if Your Cruise Ship Accident Happened while away From a Maryland Port, You Can Get Help from Brais Law

Cruise ships departing from Maryland visit destinations along the U.S. East Coast and beyond. Regardless of the location of your ship when you were injured, we can help.  A maritime injury lawyer on our team has obtained positive outcomes in cases outside the Port of Baltimore in locations such as:

  • Bahamas
  • Bermuda
  • Panama Canal
  • Southern Caribbean (St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Maarten, St. Lucia)
  • Eastern Caribbean (Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos, Half Moon Cay Princess Cays)
  • Canada
  • New England (Bar Harbor, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Portland)
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Were You Injured on a Cruise Ship?

While cruising can be fun, it can also be dangerous. Unfortunately, despite several recent high-profile catastrophes, health and safety risk onboard cruise ships remain common. Embarking, disembarking, taking tenders to shore, and participating in shore excursions are all common causes of cruise-related injuries. 

We Proudly Represent Workers Injured in a Maritime Accident

Along with representing cruise passengers and their families, we also represent maritime workers in Maryland based both onshore and on the water. If you have been seriously injured in a maritime accident, our lawyers can help you file a claim under the Jones Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), or other applicable laws. Strict deadlines apply, so it is important that you speak with a lawyer as soon as possible.

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FAQs: Maritime Injury Claims in Maryland

My Accident Didn’t Seem Like a Big Deal at the Time but Now I Have Major Back Pain—Is it Too Late to Seek Compensation?

What Are Considered “Cruise Ship Accidents” in Maritime Injury Law?

I Was Sexually Assaulted While an Employee on a Vessel—Do I Need an Attorney?

My Accident Didn’t Seem Like a Big Deal at the Time but Now I Have Major Back Pain—Is it Too Late to Seek Compensation?

Some injuries may not show themselves immediately after an accident and back or spinal injuries are notorious for this. There are statutes of limitations on how long after an accident you can file a claim but you usually have anywhere from 30 days to a year. Call our office to discuss your specific case.

What Are Considered “Cruise Ship Accidents” in Maritime Injury Law?

Cruise ship accidents in injury cases typically involve a passenger or crewmember who was hurt during a cruise trip (or during employment in the case of crew). An injury attorney with us has handled cruise injury cases such as:

  • Slip and falls
  • Falls overboard
  • Shore excursion accidents
  • Onboard pool accidents
  • Contagion
  • Food poisoning
  • Sexual Assault

I Was Sexually Assaulted While an Employee on a Vessel—Do I Need an Attorney?

Rape and sexual assault cases can be emotionally difficult as well as legally complicated. You are dealing with a criminal perpetrator and an employer who is responsible for your safety. Your chances of having the responsible parties held accountable for compensation is greatly increased by having a lawyer from our firm on your side.

We Are Here to Help 24/7 and No Matter Where Your Accident Occurred

Do you have questions about filing a claim for a cruise ship accident or other maritime accident? If so, we encourage you to contact us promptly for more information. To speak with an experienced maritime lawyer at Brais Law Firm in confidence, call 800-499-0551 or tell us how we can help online today.

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