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New York Maritime Attorneys

Recovering Fair Compensation for Maritime Injury Victims

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured while working in New York’s maritime industry or hurt in a recreational boating accident, you need to be sure that you have a skilled and qualified legal team on your side. These types of accidents and injuries are governed by a unique set of laws that differ from those used in traditional “shore-side” personal injury cases. These laws, which are known as admiralty and maritime law, involve complex legal principles and are best handled by an experienced New York maritime accident lawyer.

At Brais Law Firm, our attorneys are well-versed in all types of maritime injury cases. We leverage our understanding of both maritime law and marine industry operations to help people who have been hurt at sea and on shore get the compensation they deserve. Partner Keith Brais is certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in the field of admiralty and maritime law. Additionally, because he spent nearly 20 years working with large maritime employers, insurance companies and cruise lines before deciding to help only injured individuals, he has a firsthand understanding of the tactics that the opposition often uses to defend against accident claims. This means that whether you were injured on a cruise ship that departed from the New York area or were hurt while working on a ship, boat, dock or other maritime structure on or near the Port of New York and New Jersey, Brais Law Firm has the knowledge and experience to fully protect your rights and pursue maximum compensation for your injuries.

Port of New York and New Jersey

The Port of New York and New Jersey is the largest and busiest port on the East Coast and ranks as the third-largest port in the country. In 2016 alone, the port handled more than 3.5 million cargo containers valued at nearly $200 billion. Businesses associated with the port’s operations support 400,000 regional jobs and generate close to $25.7 million in annual wages.

The Port of New York and New Jersey is also home to three major cruise ship terminals: The Manhattan Cruise Terminal, which is owned by the City of New York and operated by Ports America; the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, which is located in the Red Hook section of the borough and operated by the New York City Development Corporation and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; and the Cape Liberty Cruise Port situated in Bayonne, New Jersey and operated by the Cape Liberty Cruise Port LLC. Not surprisingly, many of the world’s major cruise lines embark and disembark at these terminals, including Carnival Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Line, Crystal Cruises, Cunard Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Disney Cruise Line.

New York Maritime Lawyers Protecting the Rights of Injured People

With such extensive cargo operations and cruise ship activity, The Port of New York and New Jersey can be a dangerous place for both maritime workers, vacationers and other passengers. Accidents occurring at the Port or in nearby areas can result in severe injuries and, in worst case scenarios, fatalities. The reality is that many of these accidents are caused by the negligence and carelessness of shipping companies, cruise lines and other players in the marine industry. Maritime workers, cruise ship passengers and other individuals who have suffered at the hands of these large and powerful companies deserve to receive fair compensation for their injuries.

A New York Maritime Accident Lawyer at Brais Law Firm Will Fight for You

At Brais Law Firm, we fight solely for the rights of people who have been wrongfully injured by the actions of others. Our attorneys appreciate just how difficult and life-changing a serious accident can be and we will do everything we can to help you get the compensation to which you are entitled. We have vast experience handling all types of complicated maritime injury claims and we will walk you through every step of the process. Call our offices today at 800-499-0551 to schedule your free consultation with a skilled and dedicated New York maritime accident lawyer.

Client Reviews
After my accident I contacted them right away. I was able to see them the same day and was kept in contact throughout the process. Everyone in the office was very accommodating, polite and professional. I highly recommend Brais Law and think very highly of their lead attorneys. They helped me WIN my case, and I am forever grateful. They went above and beyond to assist me. Thank you all so very much. H.S.
The entire law firm of Brais Law were extremely helpful in handling my snorkeling accident. The firm takes customer service to a new level, not only being readily available, but courteous, respectful, sympathetic, and empathetic. The firm, especially Keith and Karla, were always quick to return calls, offer updates, and provide guidance and information. There is no comparison when it comes to firms. If you need legal advice or representation, especially concerning maritime events, contact Keith and his crew first and save yourself a lot of time and heartache! J.C.
I was looking to refer a client injured on a cruise ship and had the pleasure of speaking to Keith. Keith was extremely helpful and he took time out of his day to provide some guidance. If you're looking for a Admiralty & Maritime /Personal Injury Lawyer in Florida, I would highly recommend Brais Law Firm! T.C.