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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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.