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To many people, Texas Gulf Coast is the center of the maritime industry—not just in the United States but around the world. With several of the world’s largest oil companies headquartered in Houston and the Panama Canal not far away, Texas’s ports handle an extraordinary volume of commercial traffic. Texas’s Gulf ports are common departure points and ports of call for cruise lines as well.
In fact, the Port of Houston is one of the busiest ports in the world, and it recently ranked #1 in the United States for total waterborne tonnage. With this, Texas’s role in the global maritime industry is only continuing to grow. But, while this growth brings jobs and prosperity, it also means that maritime accidents are becoming increasingly common on Texas’s inland waterways and off of Texas’s Gulf shores.
At Brais Law Firm, we represent cruise ship passengers, crewmembers, longshoremen, harbor workers, other individuals, and their families following all types of serious and fatal accidents. We handle claims against cruise lines and claims against maritime employers under the Jones Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), and Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA). We serve individuals and families in all Texas communities, including:
Our lawyers provide experienced legal representation for accidents occurring at all ports, harbors, and marinas in these cities, among others. We also handle accidents occurring on Texas’ inland waterways, in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, and in other waters around the world. This includes accidents occurring at (and on ships departing from):
While cruising can be a great way to explore the world, the dangers of cruising are becoming increasingly well-known. From outbreaks to falls overboard and from onboard sexual assaults to accidents during shore excursions, cruise ship passengers face several risks during their vacations. When passengers suffer serious or fatal injuries, the cruise lines deserve to be held accountable. Our lawyers handle all types of cruise ship injury claims.
Working in the maritime industry is dangerous as well. Far too many workers suffer serious and fatal injuries each year. We regularly assist Texas-based maritime workers and their families, and if you believe you may have a claim, we encourage you to contact us promptly for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Do you need to speak with a lawyer about your legal rights after a cruise ship or maritime accident? If so, we invite you to get in touch. Call 800-499-0551 or contact us online to schedule an appointment today.