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With its unique geography and status as the financial capital of the world, New York is home to several ports that serve numerous cruise ships, cargo ships, and other vessels daily. New York City’s reputation as a tourist destination brings cruise passengers to the city in droves, and workers who live both in New York and across the Hudson River work in all types of maritime occupations on New York’s shores.
In New York’s upstate region, ports on the shores of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario are also growing increasingly busy. Rochester and Buffalo are both hubs of maritime commerce, and these cities have their own unique attractions as well.
Unfortunately, New York’s high volume of ship traffic also means that maritime injuries are common. At Brais Law Firm, we have decades of experience representing passengers, crewmembers, longshoremen, harbor workers and their families. If you have been injured and you live in New York, work in New York, or were visiting New York on a cruise, our lawyers can help you fight for the financial compensation you deserve.
No matter where your accident happened, it is important that you speak with a lawyer as soon as possible if you think you may have a claim. At Brais Law Firm, we represent individuals and families following accidents occurring at all New York ports, including:
We also handle cases involving accidents in the Hudson River, Upper Bay, Lower Bay, Long Island Sound, Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and the Atlantic Ocean. No matter what happened—and no matter who you think may be to blame—you should speak with a lawyer promptly. Successfully pursuing a cruise ship accident or maritime injury claim requires experienced legal representation, and hiring a lawyer promptly can be critical for maximizing your financial recovery.
Several cruise lines operate out of New York. These include Carnival, Crystal, Cunard, Holland America, Norwegian, and Princess, among others. These cruise lines offer trips from New York to far-flung locations, including:
If you need help after a cruise ship accident or other maritime accident on or off the coast of New York, we encourage you to contact us for more information. To speak with a lawyer about your legal rights in confidence, please call 800-499-0551 or request a free consultation online today.