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Palm Beach & West Palm Beach Maritime Attorneys

Palm Beach Palm Beach and West Palm Beach have nearly 50 miles of coastline and the Intracoastal Waterway meandering though the county is lined by mansions and yachts of the rich and famous. As you might expect, the city and surrounding area offers some of the world’s best boating, sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking and fishing.

The Port of Palm Beach itself is located in Riviera Beach, 80 miles north of Miami and 135 miles south of Port Canaveral. The port plays a major role in the local economy, contributing $260 million in business revenue and generating approximately 2,400 jobs directly and indirectly. The Port of Palm Beach processes more than 7 billion in commodities and ranks as the 18th busiest container port in the continental United States. The majority of the cargo passing through the Port of Palm Beach is exported, with the port supplying 60 percent of all products consumed in the Bahamas.

In addition to cargo shipping, the Port of Palm Beach also serves as the home port for the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Lines. Each day of the week, the cruise line offers passengers a 2-day trip to Grand Bahama Island aboard its ship, the Grand Celebration.

Accidents and Injuries in and Around the Port of Palm Beach

Although the Port of Palm Beach is a major contributor to the economies of Palm Beach and West Palm Beach, serious accidents and injuries take place in and around the port every year. Many of these accidents involve maritime workers who were injured due to employer negligence or while working on unseaworthy vessels. Jobs in the maritime industry are very physically demanding and put workers at risk for serious injuries. Some of the more common dangers that harbor workers, seamen and other maritime workers are exposed to include slip and falls, drownings or near-drownings, crane and forklift accidents, ship fires and electrocutions.

Cruise ship passengers departing from the Port of Palm Beach, along with boaters, jet skiers, scuba divers and other individuals enjoying the beautiful waters of Palm Beach County, are also at risk for being involved in serious accidents. Unfortunately, when you are injured in this type of accident, it can be extraordinarily difficult to obtain the compensation and care you need to deal with your injuries and recover to the fullest extent possible. These cases tend to involve complex legal principles and are best handled by a team of lawyers with specific experience handling maritime accident claims.

At Brais Law Firm, we are very familiar with the many obstacles that maritime workers, cruise passengers, recreational boaters and other people who have been injured on or near the water face when making an accident claim. Our Miami law office is located one hour north of the Port of Palm Beach and our attorneys routinely handle cruise ship passenger and crew, boating, yachting, scuba diving and other maritime-related claims occurring in the Palm Beach and West Palm Beach area. We are a highly respected team of maritime lawyers who are dedicated to helping clients get the compensation they deserve for their injuries.

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation With a Palm Beach Maritime Injury Lawyer

If you have been injured in an accident at the Port of Palm Beach or in and around the waters of Palm Beach County, the attorneys at Brais Law Firm can help you understand your legal options. Our firm offers free case evaluations to people who have been hurt in all types of maritime and personal injury cases. Call us today to schedule an appointment with a lawyer experienced in handling maritime industry, cruise ship, boating and other accident cases in the Palm Beach County region.

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.