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Seattle is the hub of the maritime industry in the U.S. Northwest. Along with its close proximity to Alaska and Vancouver Island, Seattle also serves as a gateway to destinations abroad. Every day, container ships and cruise ships come into and leave Seattle through Puget Sound, carrying cargo and passengers from around the world.
Beyond its geography, Seattle is a popular cruise destination for several other reasons as well. The Space Needle and Pike Place Market are both instantly recognizable, and Seattle is as well-known for its professional sports teams as it is for its natural beauty. On any given day, it is not unusual to see orcas, dolphins and whales not far off Seattle’s shores.
Due to the high volume of traffic in Puget Sound, the Salish Sea, Elliott Bay, and other waters surrounding Seattle, maritime accidents are common. Many land-based workers in the maritime industry face daily injury risks as well. At Brais Law Firm, we represent cruise ship passengers, ferry passengers, maritime workers and families in cases involving all types of maritime accidents. This includes accidents occurring at, in transit to and after departing from:
Whether you were injured at the Cruise Port of Seattle, at one of Seattle’s many harbors or marinas, on a cruise ship or other commercial vessel, or during any other trip into the Puget Sound or the Pacific Ocean, our lawyers can explain your legal rights and seek just compensation on your behalf. We have decades of experience, and we have recovered millions of dollars for maritime accident victims and their families.
Much of our maritime law practice is devoted to representing cruise passengers and crewmembers. Accidents during cruises—both onboard and onshore—are alarmingly common, and far too many passengers suffer injuries that could (and should) have been avoided. We handle cruise ship accident cases against all cruise lines with ships based at the Cruise Port of Seattle, including Norwegian Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Holland America, Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, and Seabourn Cruise Line. These cruise lines travel from Seattle to destinations including:
We also represent passengers, crewmembers, and families in accident claims involving cruises that visit Seattle as a port of call. No matter where you live, if you were injured in (or on your way to) Seattle, our lawyers can represent you.
If you need to know more about your legal rights after a cruise ship or other maritime accident in Seattle or throughout Washington, we encourage you to contact us promptly. Call 800-499-0551 or contact us online to arrange a free and confidential consultation 24/7.