The most prominent port, the Port of Boston, is one of the busiest and most-important seaports on the Eastern Seaboard. From cargo ships to cruise ships, large vessels depart from and arrive at Boston Harbor daily—carrying billions of dollars in cargo and hundreds of thousands of passengers each year.  Unfortunately, Boston Harbor’s high volume of commercial boat traffic also means that the “City on the Hill” also sees more than its fair share of maritime accidents.

Have You or a Loved One been Hurt in a Boating or Harbor Accident involving a Massachusetts Port?

At Brais Law Firm, we represent injured crewmembers and passengers as well as families who have lost loved ones on the water.

We handle cases involving ships departing from and arriving at all ports and marinas in Boston, including:

  • Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina
  • Boston Waterboat Marina
  • Constitution Marina
  • Flynn Cruiseport Boston
  • Paul W. Conley Container Terminal
  • Port of Boston
  • The Marina at Rowes Wharf

The Brais Law Firm Knows Maritime Law and Issues from Firsthand Experience

Brais Law was founded by Keith Brais who started his career as a Massachusetts Maritime Academy graduate with a degree in marine engineering.  He holds three US Coast Guard marine engineer licenses and worked for nearly a decade in the industry.  A serious injury while working onboard an offshore oil rig left him unable to continue that occupation and confused about his legal rights, he chose to go to law school.  Keith went on to spend nearly 20 years amassing wins and appellations for his work defending major maritime companies and insurers from personal injury claims. After one case he won, however, he had a change of heart as he felt that the company he represented should have taken some responsibility for the plaintiff. He changed course at that point and formed a team of compassionate, highly skilled lawyers who work solely on behalf of individuals who were hurt or lost a loved one in a maritime accident. 

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See What a Maritime Law Expert Can Do for You

Keith Brais is a board-certified admiralty and maritime law expert. He and his team of maritime accident attorneys have over 70 years of combined trial experience. Many of the tactics used by maritime insurance companies, cruise lines, etc. were likely invented by Keith during his career. We know exactly what to do to get the best outcome possible when seeking compensation on our client’s behalf. Contact our office now to schedule a free initial consultation.

What You Should Know about Cruise Ship Accidents

Cruise ship accidents are alarmingly common. From falling overboard to accidents involving onboard amenities such as swimming pools and climbing walls, many of these accidents cause serious and life-threatening injuries. But, falls on deck and other relatively “minor” accidents can result in severe injuries as well, and each year numerous cruise passengers find themselves in need of experienced medical care and legal representation.

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We are Well-Versed in Dealing with All Boston Area Cruise Line Destinations

Due to its geographical location, Boston is a hub for cruising to destinations on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Cruise lines, including Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, and Seabourn Cruise Line, currently visit or call the Port of Boston home. Cruises departing from Boston travel to locations including:

  • Africa
  • Bermuda
  • Canada
  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Greenland
  • Iceland
  • Panama Canal
  • A Variety of U.S. East Coast Ports

If you or someone you love has been injured on a cruise, it is important that you speak with a lawyer promptly. Our lawyers handle all types of cruise ship accidents, and we can represent you if you live in Boston or were visiting Boston as a port of call. Boston has a lot to offer, and its nearly 700,000 local residents welcome close to a quarter million visitors each year.

Know Your Rights to Maritime Industry Workers’ Compensation if You Were Injured While on the Job

Working in any maritime occupation presents risks. Crewmembers onboard cruise ships, cargo ships, barges, charters, and other commercial vessels can—and frequently do—suffer serious injuries on the job.

If you have been injured in a maritime accident as a crewmember in Boston, you have clear legal rights, and you should speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. Longshoremen and other land-based workers in the maritime industry can pursue claims for on-the-job injuries as well.

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FAQs: Your Rights and Massachusetts Maritime Accident Claims

What Are the Laws that Apply to Injured Maritime Workers?

I Got Food Poisoning while on a Cruise, But We Were Far from our Boston Departure Port When It Happened—Can an Injury Attorney Help?

How Do I File an Injury Claim for an Accident that Happened While I was Visiting a Massachusetts Port?

What Are the Laws that Apply to Injured Maritime Workers?

A couple of the laws that apply to injured workers in the maritime industry are the U.S. Longshore and Harbor Act and the Merchant Marine Act (the “Jones Act”). Speak with a maritime accident lawyer at our firm in a free initial consultation about your specific case.

I Got Food Poisoning while on a Cruise, But We Were Far from our Boston Departure Port When It Happened—Can an Injury Attorney Help?

Even if your cruise ship was in another state, country or international waters, the cruise line is responsible for ensuring high sanitation and safe food preparation standards for their passengers no matter where they are. An attorney with us can help you understand your rights.

How Do I File an Injury Claim for an Accident that Happened While I was Visiting a Massachusetts Port?

The specifics of your case determine what kind of claim will need to be filed. There can be differences in procedure for each type of injury claim so it is important to schedule a free case evaluation with a maritime accident lawyer at our firm as soon as possible.

Contact Us any Time from Anywhere if You Need a Maritime or Cruise Ship Accident Lawyer

If you have questions about your legal rights after a cruise ship accident or other maritime accident involving a Massachusetts harbor, we encourage you to contact us promptly to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Put a dedicated, experienced maritime injury attorney on our team to work for you. Call 800-499-0551 or tell us how we can reach you online now.

National and International All Ports of Call. Anywhere Offshore.Brais Law is here for you.

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