Cruise Injury Lawyer
Personal Injury Lawyer
Each year, millions of people will take a cruise to a new, exotic location. Most will make it home safely, but some will end up in the hospital with painful injuries and questions about what to do next. Unfortunately, for a small number of people, they will not make it home at all. Whenever an accident occurs on a cruise ship, it is advisable to speak to a cruise ship accident lawyer as soon as possible.
A personal injury lawyer represents those whose lives have been seriously impacted by the wrongful or negligent actions of cruise lines. If you don’t already know, cruise ship companies have a large amount of financial resources, as well as, teams of dedicated lawyers who will begin an investigation as soon as a claim is made. It is possible their own legal team, or insurance adjusters, will have an objective which is in line with benefiting the cruise ship company – not you. Don’t let yourself become a victim twice.
A cruise ship accident lawyer can protect your rights and interests. If you have a valid case, a personal injury lawyer such as Barry P. Goldberg can help to hold the cruise line financially accountable.
We Have Years of Representing Injured Cruise Line Passengers
Guided by decades of mediation, arbitration, and trial experience, we know the ins and outs of cruise ship accident claims, as well as, the common defenses cruise lines may assert. Not only are we well versed in personal injury law, but we also have a deep understanding of Maritime law, federal and state laws, international laws, and UN law. This knowledge can be vital to a case, which is why it is important to retain a cruise ship accident lawyer rather than a lawyer who is only familiar with land-based claims. The procedures are not the same as those of, for example, car accident claims.
Ticketing and Jurisdiction
Most cruise lines are based in South Florida. When you purchase your ticket, you are automatically agreeing to the terms of the ticket, also known as a ticketing contract. In general, anyone who has been injured on a cruise ship will be required to file a claim in Florida, usually Miami. This is often true even if the cruise ship never ported in Florida. In a small number of cases, international law or laws applicable to other countries may apply. A cruise ship accident lawyer will be able to identify whether or not this is true after reviewing the details of your case.
Common Injuries and Accidents on a Cruise Ship
- Slip and falls
- Trip and falls
- Gangway injuries
- Tender boat accidents
- Moving furniture accidents
- Automatic door accidents
- Sexual assault
- Physical assault
- Shore excursion accidents
- Medical negligence
- Overboard accidents