Accidents in New York Ports

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.

We Handle Accidents Involving All Ports and Harbors in New York

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. A maritime injury lawyer with us at the Brais Law Firm represent individuals and families following accidents occurring at all New York ports, including:

  • Greenport Harbor
  • Howland Hook Marine Terminal
  • Kismet Harbor
  • Ocean Beach Harbor
  • Patchogue Harbor
  • Port Jefferson Harbor
  • Port of Albany
  • Port of Alexandria Bay
  • Port of Buffalo
  • Port of Cape Vincent
  • Port of Kingston
  • Port of New York
  • Port of Newburgh
  • Port of Northport
  • Port of Ogdensburg
  • Port of Oswego
  • Port of Poughkeepsie
  • Port of Rochester
  • Port of Troy
  • Port of Yonkers
  • Red Hook Marine Terminal
  • Sodus Point Harbor
  • United Riverhead Terminal

What Sets the Brais Law Firm Apart?

Our firm is built upon a unique set of professional skills and experience, not only in maritime law, but in the maritime industry overall. The Brais Law Firm was founded by Keith Brais, a marine engineering graduate from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. He holds multiple US Coast Guard licenses in marine engineering and worked in the industry on offshore oil rigs and the like for nearly a decade. A severe on-the-job accident effectively ended his engineering career and he turned to a study of maritime law to learn about his rights. From there, he decided to attend law school and the result was a standout 20 years representing major Maritime companies and injurers against injury claims. After a particular case he one left him conflicted, he resolved to start his own firm with a team dedicated to only helping those who were hurt in maritime accidents caused by another’s negligence.

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Hurt in a Cruise Ship or Other Vessel Accident on a New York Waterway? We Can Help

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.

Destinations for Cruises Departing from New York

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:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Bermuda
  • Canada
  • Caribbean
  • Chile
  • China
  • Dubai and the UAE
  • Europe
  • Hong Kong
  • Miami
  • New England
  • Rio de Janeiro
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FAQs: Your Rights and Maritime Accident Claims

What Do I Do If I Was Sexually Assaulted while Working on a Yacht?

Can I Still Seek Compensation If I Signed a Waiver as Part of the Purchase of My Cruise Ticket?

How Do I File a Workers’ Compensation as a Maritime Worker?

What Do I Do If I Was Sexually Assaulted while Working on a Yacht?

First step is notifying the yacht’s captain, and/or local police if you have been the victim of sexual assault. Next seek medical care with a doctor who will collect crucial evidence. Contact our firm to speak with a lawyer in a confidential consultation to find out what we can do to hold the perpetrator and your employer responsible for what has happened to you.

Can I Still Seek Compensation If I Signed a Waiver as Part of the Purchase of My Cruise Ticket?

Cruise ships are responsible for the health and safety of their passengers and a waiver doesn’t exclude them from doing their duty in that regard. An injury attorney with us can go over your case and determine what compensation you are entitled to for a cruise line’s negligence.

How Do I File a Workers’ Compensation as a Maritime Worker?

New York maritime workers are protected by specific maritime laws such as the Merchant Mariner Act and the US Longshoreman and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. We can help you navigate this complicated area of the law and ensure your rights to compensation are protected.

Talk To a Lawyer About Your Legal Rights in Confidence

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 an injury lawyer serving New York maritime accident cases about your legal rights in confidence, please call 800-499-0551 or request a free consultation online today.

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