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Boston, Massachusetts is famous for its seafood, in addition to a wide variety of water-based adventures including whale-watching, deep-sea fishing and yachting. If you’ve been injured as a passenger or while working on a vessel in Boston or along the coast of Massachusetts, a Boston, MA cruise ship injury attorney can help you put together the strongest possible case.
There are a broad variety of cruises that depart from Boston, with both local and exotic destinations, including:
These cruises generally last from 7-14 nights, and the types of adventures for passengers can range from passive whale-watching and fine dining on seafood-centered fare to interactive activities like deep-sea fishing, windsurfing, sailing, water-skiing, and other vessels- and water-based activities.
Cruise lines that depart from the Port of Boston include:
These cruise lines and others provide hospitality for thousands of guests each year while likewise employing a great many crew members. When anyone is injured aboard cruise vessels departing Boston, they may be entitled to compensation for related costs and damages through a personal injury lawsuit rooted in maritime law.
Given the overlapping nature of maritime law and local law, you will often have to file your claim in the Federal Court in Boston, Massachusetts. The unique facts and circumstances surrounding the accident or incident that led to your injuries will determine what court or courts have jurisdiction and what laws and outcomes of similar claims in the relevant court will be applicable in your specific case.
Maritime law is different from the kind of law that traditional personal injury attorneys practice, as there are often overlapping federal and local laws that apply, in addition to related contracts concerning both employees and passengers on the water. The contents of your ticket agreement may limit the amount of time that you have to file your claim, while the local laws regarding the statute of limitations or expiration date of your right to bring a claim can also be impactful.
Choosing to work with a dedicated maritime law attorney from Brais Law ensures that you have a legal advocate who knows how to take advantage of the overlapping laws, statutes, and legal precedents that apply to your case to support the best outcome through an insurance settlement or in court through a lawsuit, if necessary.
Injured while working or as a passenger on a Boston-based cruise ship? Learn what your options are by discussing your case with an attorney at Brais Law. Reach out to us over the phone at 800-499-0551, or visit our site to schedule your free consultation.