Seattle Seaport

Seattle, Washington, a seaport city located on the west coast of the United States and only about 100 miles from the Canadian border, is one of the largest ports in North America.  Seattle has nine piers at the center of its waterfront that offer a variety of maritime activities and adventures such as breathtaking Ferris rides, adventurous sailing and cruise trips, and rewarding employment opportunities in the maritime industry. 

Maritime Injuries in Seattle Can Be Devastating

Unfortunately, with such a high amount of maritime traffic in the Seattle seaport area, injuries associated with maritime activities occur each year requiring an experienced maritime attorney.

Admiralty and maritime law are highly specialized areas of law and the best way to ensure you get the results you need is by hiring a lawyer who is skilled in this area of the law.

Whether you are a tourist visiting the Seattle seaport area, a local resident enjoying the navigable waters, or a maritime employee working aboard a vessel, the board-certified maritime lawyers with decades of combined trial experience at Brais Law Firm can assist you with your maritime personal injury case to help you obtain the compensation you deserve for the injuries you sustained while taking part in offshore or shoreside maritime activities.

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Experience Matters When It Comes to Effective Maritime Law Representation

The Brais Law Firm was founded by Keith Brais who originally started his maritime career in marine engineering. After about 10 years in the industry and obtaining multiple USCG marine engineer licenses, a serious injury while working on an offshore oil rig prompted him to go to law school and become a maritime lawyer.  Keith proved himself during nearly two decades of defending major maritime companies and insurers against injury claims. One case he won, however, left him questioning how he should be applying his board-certified admiralty and maritime law expertise. He chose to shift gears and build a firm solely for delivering personalized representation on behalf of individuals who were injured due to another’s’ negligence in a maritime accident.

Choose Brias Law and Over 70 Years of Combined Trial Experience

Call our firm to speak with a maritime lawyer proudly serving those who have been hurt in a Seattle boating, watersport or cruise ship accident. The experienced team at Brais Law Firm have successfully pursued compensation on behalf of clients for injuries sustained in the following situations as well as others:

  • Boating and water sport accidents
  • Accidents involving yachts
  • Scuba diving and snorkeling accidents
  • Injuries sustained from being run over by a boat 
  • Offshore injuries involving an oil rig
  • Parasailing accidents
  • Injuries sustained from use of defective or unsafe marine products
  • Wrongful death that occurs on the navigable waters
  • Claims by injured workers under the Jones Act or Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
  • Coronavirus illnesses associated with maritime activities

Maritime Workers Who Have Been Hurt on the Job Are Protected by Specific Laws

Injuries sustained from a maritime-related accident can be extensive, and sometimes deadly.  Maritime workers may sustain serious work-related injuries while working both offshore and shoreside, some of which may be immediately obvious while others may not be noticed until days after the injury occurs (such as a back injury).  Accidents that occur on navigable waters are governed by a set of laws that are different from accidents that occur on land.  Employees that perform work aboard boats and vessels in the navigable waters or shoreside are typically covered under the Jones Act or the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.   Injured workers may be able to recover for medical bills, lost wages, cost of rehabilitation, economic loss, and pain and suffering.  A maritime attorney can advise you on the specific laws that apply to your case as well as explain what compensation you may be entitled to for your injuries.

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FAQs: Your Rights and Seattle Maritime Accidents

How Do I Get Compensation after I was Hurt on a Ferry?

Do You Represent Workers in Jones Act Cases?

I Can’t Afford an Attorney—What Are My Options for Filing an Injury Claim?

How Do I Get Compensation after I was Hurt on a Ferry?

We do the following on our client's behalf in cases involving ferry accidents:

  1. Investigate the incident
  2. Gather all evidence including photos, witness statement, medical reports, ferry boat maintenance records, etc.
  3. Submit a claim based on the evidence showing the negligence that resulted in your injuries

Do You Represent Workers in Jones Act Cases?

Our lawyers have a thorough understanding of the Jones Act and other maritime laws that apply in cases where a crewmember, longshoreman, harbor worker or other maritime employee is injured on the job. Schedule a free initial consultation with us today.

I Can’t Afford an Attorney—What Are My Options for Filing an Injury Claim?

A maritime attorney with us may be able to represent you without you paying a dime out-of-pocket. We work on a contingency fee basis and you pay nothing if we don’t win your case for you. Our fee only comes out of an agreed-upon percentage of the compensation we win for you.

See What a Difference an Injury Lawyer Specializing in Maritime Law Can Do for You

To speak with an attorney at Brais Law, schedule a free initial consultation. Contact us today via email or call 800-499-0551 from within the U.S., Skype BraisLaw worldwide or click “contact us” to select and complete a form for a free evaluation of your case.

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