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 Why Choose the Brais Law Firm?

Our firm has a unique background which vastly benefits our clients. Brais Law’s founder, Keith Brais, started out as a marine engineer and holds multiple US Coast Guard engineering licenses. After working in that field for nearly 10 years, Keith suffered a career-ending injury onboard an offshore oil rig. Not knowing what his rights were led him to develop an interest in maritime law. He shifted gears and went to law school, becoming a board-certified expert in admiralty and maritime law. After a highly successful 20 years as a lawyer defending maritime companies against personal injury claims, once cases caused him to take pause and re-evaluate his purposes as an attorney. Keith then went on to form our team, putting over 70 years of combined trial experience to work solely on behalf of individuals seeking compensation for a maritime accident that was not their fault.

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Injured in a Cruise Ship or Other Maritime Accident? We Get Compensation for Passengers and Maritime Workers in New Jersey

Don’t hesitate to contact an injury attorney at the Brais Law Firm immediately after seeking medical care. We represent individuals and families following all types of maritime accidents occurring 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

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We Represent Land-Based Maritime Workers at All New Jersey Ports

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.

Are You a Cruise Ship Passenger or Crewmember with an Injury Claim?

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 as well as many international ports of call. If you were injured while visiting from another U.S. city or from overseas, an injury lawyer on our team 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.

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Even If You Were Away from Where Your Ship’s Port City, You Have Rights to Compensation Under Maritime Law

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)

We Protect 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 maritime attorneys have decades of experience handling Jones Act claims, and we use this experience to seek maximum financial compensation on your behalf.

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FAQs: You and Maritime Injury Claims in New Jersey

What Do I Need to File an Injury Claim in New Jersey?

Does Maritime Law Cover Sexual Assault Cases?

What if I Can’t Afford to Hire a Lawyer?

What Do I Need to File an Injury Claim in New Jersey?

Every case is different but if you were injured due to someone else’s negligence then you will need medical reports and evidence proving fault. Your chances of obtaining the compensation you need greatly increase with the help of a maritime injury attorney on our team.

Does Maritime Law Cover Sexual Assault Cases?

Rape and other sexual assault incidents that happen onboard a yacht, cruise ship or other vessel are covered by maritime laws. These criminal acts are taken very seriously by law enforcement and you can also pursue compensation from the perpetrator and vessel operator for physical and emotional damages.

What if I Can’t Afford to Hire a Lawyer?

We want you to have the excellent legal representation you need and deserve. We work on a contingency fee basis so there is no upfront cost to you at any time. Your attorney only gets paid from a percentage of what we win for you.

Get the Skilled Maritime Injury Legal Help You Need to Fight on Your Behalf

Maritime law is complex and you shouldn’t take chances with your case by going to a run of the mill injury attorney. We specialize in handling all aspects of maritime injury cases for workers and passengers and have a proven record of success.  We offer a free case evaluation where you can get your questions answered.  Call 800-499-0551 or contact us online from New Jersey or anywhere in the U.S. or the world to schedule a free consultation today.

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