Skip to Content

Accidents in New Jersey Ports & Locations

With its central East Coast location and proximity to the Big Apple, New Jersey is not only an increasingly popular place to live, but it is a top tourist destination as well. Cruise ships are a common sight in the Upper Bay, with cruises departing and arriving daily to and from far-flung locations around the globe.

The maritime industry on the New Jersey banks of the Hudson River is also booming. From container ships to barges, tugs and other commercial vessels, several of New Jersey’s ports on the Hudson River see a high volume of commercial activity as well. Unfortunately, while this is good for New Jersey’s economy, it also means that maritime accidents are becoming increasingly common.

Lawyers for Injured Cruise Passengers and Maritime Workers in New Jersey

At Brais Law Firm, we represent individuals and families following all types of maritime accidents in New Jersey. We also handle cases involving accidents occurring offshore. Our lawyers provide representation for accidents involving vessels departing from, arriving at, and being built and stored at all New Jersey ports and marinas—including:

  • Cape Liberty
  • Cape May Harbor
  • Cape May Terminal
  • Deepwater Point (Penns Grove)
  • Gloucester Marine Terminal
  • Port of Bayonne
  • Port of Camden
  • Port of Newark
  • Port of Hackensack
  • Port of Norris Harbor
  • Port of Paulsboro
  • Port of Pennsauken
  • Port of Perth Amboy

We represent land-based workers at these and other locations as well. All maritime occupations present health and safety risks, and crewmembers, longshoremen, harbor workers and other maritime employees all frequently suffer injuries on the job. If you live or work in New Jersey, we have the experience required to win the compensation you deserve.

Passenger and Crewmember Claims Against Cruise Lines in New Jersey

Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruise Lines are the two major cruise lines that operate out of New Jersey, specifically from the Port of Bayonne. Royal Caribbean and Celebrity cruises depart from the Port of Bayonne for destinations including:

  • Aruba
  • Bahamas
  • Curacao
  • Eastern U.S. and Canada
  • Europe
  • Bermuda
  • Greenland
  • Iceland
  • New York City (sightseeing cruises)

The Port of Bayonne (and specifically Cape Liberty) is also a port of call for many cruise lines that bring visitors to the Big Apple. If you were injured while visiting from another U.S. city or from overseas, our lawyers can handle your claim against the cruise line as well. We represent individuals and families in cases involving all types of cruise ship accidents—including everything from embarking and disembarking accidents to accidents during excursions and falls overboard.

Protecting New Jersey Maritime Workers’ Rights Under the Jones Act

For maritime workers who spend their time on the water, recovering just compensation after an accident typically involves filing a claim under the Jones Act. Our lawyers have decades of experience handling Jones Act claims, and we can use this experience to seek maximum financial compensation on your behalf.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation About Your Legal Rights

If you need to know more about filing a cruise ship accident or maritime injury claim in New Jersey, we invite you to get in touch. Call 800-499-0551 or contact us online for a free consultation today. 

Best Lawyers badge
America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators badge
Peer Review Rated badge
Multi-million dollar advocates forum badge
board certified in admiralty and maritime law from the florida bar
Best Law Firms badge
70 years of collective trial experience badge
United States Merchant Marine badge
United States Coast Guard badge
Florida Legal Elite 2016 badge
crane vessel badge