Tampa is nestled on the shore of Tampa Bay, a large natural harbor along the Gulf of Mexico that offers wonderful boating and fishing opportunities to residents and tourists alike. Blue skies, endless sunshine and warm waters make this region a very popular destination for water enthusiasts. From canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding to yachting and speedboat adventures, people flock to the area to take advantage of the many water activities that are available year-round. In addition to recreational boating and water sports, Tampa has also become a favorite hub for cruise ship passengers.
With a 5,000-acre footprint, Port Tampa Bay has the status of being the largest port (in terms of physical size) in Florida. The port handles over 37 million tons of cargo each year and is one of the most diversified ports in the nation, handling virtually all commodity categories from cement, granite and coal to petroleum, scrap metal and steel products. Port Tampa Bay is also one of the largest shipbuilding and repair ports in the southeastern United States. Together with AMPORTS (one of the largest auto processors in North America), Port Tampa Bay has developed a dedicated terminal to accommodate automobile imports and exports.
Heavy traffic and commercial activity in and around Port Tampa Bay can result in serious accidents and injuries. From slip and falls on uneven and slippery vessel decks to dock and pier injuries attributable to the loading and unloading of cargo, workers in the maritime industry are at risk for injuries every day that they are on the job. In many instances, these injuries could have been prevented if marine employers, shipping companies and vessel owners had taken the time to provide proper training and a safe working environment for their employees.
The attorneys at Brais Law Firm are highly skilled in fighting for the rights of maritime workers who have been injured on the job. We have an in-depth understanding of the Jones Act and other general maritime laws that are designed to protect seamen, longshoremen dock workers, harbor workers and other maritime employees. Our legal team includes Partner Keith Brais, a Florida Bar board certified maritime and admiralty attorney with extensive experience handling virtually all types of maritime injury and accident claims.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a maritime industry accident at or near Port Tampa Bay, our attorneys are prepared to battle the big corporations and insurance companies to ensure that you get the full compensation and benefits that you deserve.
In addition to its cargo operations, Port Tampa Bay serves as a major cruise hub. The port is in close proximity to the Tampa airport and offers cruise passengers easily accessible, state of the art terminals. There are several cruise lines and cruise ships that leave from Port Tampa Bay, including:
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Holland America (HAL)
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)
Brilliance of the Seas
Majesty of the Seas
The lawyers at our firm routinely handle cruise ship passenger and crew personal injury and maritime accident cases occurring in and around the Tampa Bay area. Our lawyers have a complete understanding of the legal nuances associated with these types of injury claims, and we will do everything in our power to help you recover fair compensation for your losses and damages.
Whether you are an injured cruise ship passenger, recreational boater or maritime industry worker, the attorneys at Brais Law Firm are committed to helping you get the compensation you deserve. Our lawyers know that you are in a very difficult situation and will work with you to identify all legal avenues that may be available in your case. Call our offices today at 800-499-0551 to schedule a free consultation with a Tampa maritime injury lawyer.