Accidents in Washington Ports & Locations

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.

Brais Law Specializes in Maritime Lawyers for Passengers, Workers and Families in Seattle, Washington

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:

  • Bainbridge Island
  • Bell Harbor Marina
  • Boatworld Marinas
  • Bremerton
  • Cruise Port of Seattle (Bell Street Cruise Terminal)
  • Fishermen’s Terminal
  • Harbor Island Marina
  • Salmon Bay Marina
  • Shilshole Bay Marina
  • Southworth
  • The Seattle Marina
  • Vashon Island
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Why Brais Law Should be Your Top Choice When You Need a Maritime Accident Lawyer

Our firm has extensive experience in maritime law and the maritime industry in general at an expert level. Founding attorney, Keith Brais, graduated the Massachusetts Maritime Academy with a degree in marine engineering and has several US Coast Guard marine engineering licenses.

After a career-ending injury while on an offshore oil rig left him pondering his rights and future, he chose to pursue a new career in maritime law.

After nearly 20 years building a name for himself as a board-certified expert in admiralty and maritime law while defending major companies from injury claims, a win in a particular case caused Keith to re-evaluate his legal career. He realized the company he represented should have shared some responsibility for the injured plaintiff, but instead, she got nothing. At that point he decided to form a team dedicated solely to representing individuals in need of compensation for accidents caused by another’s negligence.

When You Need Serious Legal Help, You Need the Brais Law Firm

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 recovered millions of dollars for maritime accident victims and their families thanks to our decades of experience. Do not face insurance companies on your own—schedule a free case evaluation at Brais Law right away.

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We Represent Passengers and Crewmembers of All Cruise Lines in Seattle

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:

  • Alaska (Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway)
  • British Columbia
  • Panama Canal

FAQs: About Washington Maritime Injury Claims

What If the Accident Was Partially My Fault?

What Are My Rights if I’m Not a Washington Resident but Was Hurt in a Boating Accident There?

What Compensation am I Entitled to after a Cruise Injury?

What If the Accident Was Partially My Fault?

Things can happen fast in a maritime accident so it’s important not to discuss fault with anyone but your injury lawyer. We conduct a thorough investigation to determine negligence in an accident and even if you were partially at fault, you may still have a right to some compensation.

What Are My Rights if I’m Not a Washington Resident but Was Hurt in a Boating Accident There?

Regardless of where your permanent residence is, if you were injured on a Washington waterway, an attorney with us can help. We are often able to represent clients in hearings and during litigation without the client’s physical presence being necessary. Contact us to discuss your specific situation.

What Compensation am I Entitled to after a Cruise Injury?

Despite the waiver you sign when purchasing a cruise ticket, the cruise line may owe you compensation if you were hurt during your trip due to their negligence. Costs can include:

  • Medical bills
  • Continuing treatment expenses
  • Lost earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Reduced ability to work

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No Matter Where You Call Home, We Know How to Help with Maritime Injury Cases Involving Seattle Seaports

We represent passengers, crewmembers, and families in accident claims involving accidents connected to Seattle maritime activities. Make sure you know everything about your legal rights after a cruise ship or other maritime accident by speaking with a dedicated, experienced maritime attorney at Brais Law. We encourage you to contact us promptly. Call 800-499-0551 or contact us online to arrange a free and confidential consultation 24/7.

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