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With over 80 years of combined experience representing the interests of those injured in a cruise ship accident, our lawyers will fight diligently on your behalf to ensure your rights are protected.
Accidents on the high seas can lead to severe injuries or even fatalities. In the event that a personal injury accident takes place while on a cruise ship, it is imperative for victims to know they have options and are entitled to seek legal help. If you or anyone you know has suffered an injury or lost someone as the result of an incident aboard a cruise line or other vessel, turn to a cruise ship accident lawyer from our firm for immediate assistance.
Cruise accidents can include slip/trip and falls, door slams, assault and battery by passengers and/or crewmembers, going overboard, and medical negligence. It also includes incidents that occur during shore excursions and accidents incurred while going ashore. Often, it can be difficult to document incidents when they occur at sea, but filing a case with a cruse accident lawyer is key to ensuring you and your loved ones obtain the damages you are rightfully entitled to for your pain and suffering.
While a vast majority of cruise ship accidents are the direct result of someone’s negligence or malicious intent, cruise lines aren’t always forthcoming about their mistakes. There are specific protocols that must be followed following an injury at sea and it is up to the cruise line to make sure the appropriate medical attention is provided for victims. Whether the injured person is a passenger or crewmember, cruise lines must afford care to the victim within a reasonable amount of time to ensure the safety and well-being of the individual. If they do not, they can be held entirely accountable for any subsequent complications that result from lack of medical attention or prompt and proper care.
Unfortunately, navigating the system following a cruise incident can be difficult and confusing – even for lawyers. Cruise lines try to evade taking responsibility for cruise ship accidents and include specific fine print on cruise tickets or within an employee contract to try and limit the time in which a claim must be filed, the location of where the claim must be filed, and the amount of compensation to those who are injured or killed in a cruise ship accident. With an experienced cruise ship accident lawyer on your side, you can ensure that your rights as a victim will be protected and that you obtain the maximum benefits you deserve, which may include money damages, medical care, lost wages, and other recoveries. Having successfully handled cruise accident cases since 1971, our lawyers will make sure you and your loved ones’ rights are fully protected.
Our lawyers dedicate their time to your case to ensure it receives the personal attention it deserves. We prepare and try all of the cruise accident cases we handle, so you can rest easy knowing you will be working with a skilled legal professional. Our attorneys will advise you on your specific rights under the law and will ensure your case is handled as prudently as possible. With the utmost integrity and dedication, our lawyers will make sure you receive the aggressive representation that you need and deserve to secure a favorable outcome for your claim. Call us today to schedule a free consultation and discuss your options with a lawyer from our firm.