Accidents in Texas Ports

To many people, Texas’s 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. The state’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. As Texas’s role in the global maritime industry is continuing to grow bringing jobs and prosperity, it also means that maritime accidents are becoming increasingly common on Gulf shores and inland waterways.

What Sets Our Law Firm Apart from the Rest?

Professional, hands-on experience in maritime law and the maritime industry make all the difference when it comes to successfully representing those who have been injured. Our firm was founded by Keith Brais who started his career as a marine engineer, holding multiple USCG marine engineering licenses. After working nearly a decade in that industry, his engineering career was cut short when he was seriously injured in an offshore oil rig accident. In seeking an understanding of his rights, he decided to go to law school and became a certified expert in admiralty and maritime law during his over 30-year career as a maritime attorney. Keith and his team share over 70 years of combined trial experience and know exactly what it takes to protect the rights of people who have been injured and deserve compensation.

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Injured Texas Workers and Cruise Passengers Deserve a Highly Competent Maritime Accident Lawyer—We Deliver

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). Speak with a maritime injury lawyer on our team today.

We Serve Individuals and Families in all Texas Communities, including:

  • Beaumont, TX
  • Corpus Christi, TX
  • Galveston, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • Port Arthur, TX
  • Texas City, TX
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Were You Hurt in an Accident Involving a Texas Port, Harbor or Inland Waterway?

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):

  • Matagorda Harbor
  • Jacintoport
  • Point Comfort
  • Port Freeport
  • Port Lavaca
  • Port Neches
  • Port of Bay City
  • Port of Beaumont
  • Port of Brownsville
  • Port of Corpus Christi
  • Port of Galveston
  • Port of Houston
  • Port of Orange
  • Port of Palacios
  • Port of Pasadena
  • Port of Port Arthur
  • Port of Port Isabel
  • Port of Texas City
  • Sun Marine Terminals

Do You Need a Cruise Ship Lawyer?

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 visiting and departing from Texas 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.

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FAQs: Seeking Compensation for a Maritime Accident

What Types of Cruise Ship Accidents Can Result in an Injury Claim?

Do I Need to Come to Texas to File an Injury Claim?

What Are My Rights after a Loved One Was Fatally Injured While Working in the Texas Maritime Industry?

What Types of Cruise Ship Accidents Can Result in an Injury Claim?

An injury lawyer with us has helped clients obtain compensation by proving cruise line negligence in cases involving:

  • Onboard amenities accidents
  • Drownings
  • Shore excursion accidents
  • Slips and falls
  • Illness due to contagion or food poisoning
  • Sexual assault
  • Wrongful death

Do I Need to Come to Texas to File an Injury Claim?

If you live outside of Texas but were injured while enjoying water recreation during a visit, we may be able to file your claim on your behalf without you needing to return. Speak with a maritime lawyer on our team in a free case evaluation to find out more about your specific circumstances.

What Are My Rights after a Loved One Was Fatally Injured While Working in the Texas Maritime Industry?

You may be able to file a claim for wrongful death if you lost a loved one on-the-job. Many maritime jobs are inherently dangerous but employers have a duty to ensure workers’ safety as much as possible. A maritime accident lawyer with us can investigate the incident and file a claim on your behalf.

Contact Us 24/7 for a Free, No-Obligation Consultation

If you believe you have a claim, we encourage you to contact us promptly for a free case evaluation. An injury can have a huge impact on your life and the lives of your loved ones—your best chance at getting the compensation you truly need to recover is greatly increased by having a maritime lawyer on your side. To speak with a lawyer about your legal rights after a cruise ship or maritime accident, call 800-499-0551 or contact us online to schedule an appointment today.

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