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Award-Winning Maritime Lawyers, Specializing in Admiralty, Maritime and Cruise Ship Accident Cases in All 50 States and Around the World
Focusing on maritime and admiralty personal injury claims against cruise lines and other boat owners, our lawyers represent passengers and crew injured on ships worldwide.
Representation may be available for passengers and crew injured in accidents, assaults, or by reason of illnesses on cruise ships, tankers, motorboats, personal water craft or many other type of vessels.
Through outstanding legal work and advice, our cruise ship lawyers seek justice for accident victims with an emphasis on admiralty and maritime matters including cruise lines.
Practice Highlight: Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina and Winkleman, P.A. Recognized Nationally as a "Best Law Firm" by US News & World Report for 2018. If you need an experienced maritime attorney, turn to our award-winning team with confidence.
AV Rated Maritime Attorneys
Since its founding in 1971, Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A., has represented clients around the globe in maritime and personal injury cases. With over a century of combined experience, our team has brought over one hundred trials to verdict in state and federal court.
Our cruise ship attorneys represent passengers and crewmembers injured in accidents, assaults and illnesses on cruise ships, tankers, motor vessels, personal watercraft and other seagoing vessels. We also practice in the areas of commercial torts, product liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, class action, aviation and motor vehicle accidents. Although our firm is based in Miami, we serve an international client base. We have the capability to represent clients in legal matters worldwide and can work with clients in any language.
Each maritime lawyer at the law firm of Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A., has extensive experience litigating admiralty and ...Read More
At Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A., our cruise ship lawyers have extensive knowledge of maritime law as it applies ...Read More
Top Crime on Cruise Ships We effectively represent victims assaulted or raped on a cruise ship by crew members or ...Read More
Seaman, Seafarer & Crewmember Claims Work with a maritime lawyer who will fight for your rights. We will determine your ...Read More
Offshore workers are susceptible to a variety of accidents and injuries. You and your family are entitled to certain rights ...Read More
Each Jones Act lawyer at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A has extensive experience defending the rights of seamen who ...Read More
Recreational boating and water sports can be fun but serious injuries can result. The majority of marine accidents involve people ...Read More
Victims and their families have certain rights under the law. Let our experienced team assist you if you have been ...Read More
We have successfully handled a range of commercial tort cases involving ships, as well as other land-based corporations and contracts. ...Read More
Our firm has extensive experience in bringing class action lawsuits against maritime corporations as well as land-based companies. Class action ...Read More
Hear What Our Clients Have To Say
My experience with LMAW, P.A. was nothing but positive. I worked mostly with Mr. Winkleman with his wonderful staff. Mr. Winkleman is of the utmost integrity. His honesty, professionalism, and kindness is refreshing.
8 Steps to Take If You Are Injured or Assaulted on a Cruise Ship
- Immediately report, in writing, the incident to the security department on the ship.
- Document who you reported the accident or crime to, when you reported it and who was with you.
- Obtain a copy of your written report.
- Take photographs of the scene of the incident before it changes, if possible. Even if the scene has changed, take photographs.
- Write down the name, address, and telephone number of each person who was a witness to the incident.
- Visit the ship’s doctor to seek treatment for your injury.
- If necessary, visit a shore-based doctor at the next port of call.
- Contact an experienced maritime lawyer to discuss the incident as soon as possible.
Meet the Attorneys
Charles R. Lipcon is our firm’s founding maritime lawyer and has been handling personal injury, cruise line sexual assault and ...Read More
Jason R. Margulies is a board certified admiralty and maritime lawyer and shareholder of Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. ...Read More
Ricardo V. Alsina is an active trial lawyer and maritime attorney at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. Mr. Alsina ...Read More
Late last week, a 24-year-old man aboard the Anthem of the Seas took his own life when he jumped overboard. This is the second intentional overboard accident this month, raising concerns over the safety of cruise ships and the potential need for mental health counseling at sea.Read More
While many accidents and injuries at sea can be prevented, there are some situations when an extremely unexpected accident takes place. That is exactly what happened this week, when a woman was washed overboard the Pacific Dawn, into rough waters, as the ship sailed 150 nautical miles off the coast of New Caledonia. Due to dangerous weather conditions, other rescue teams were unable to help the cruise, forcing the ship’s crew to conduct their own search. After more than 12 hours, hopes faded and the efforts were called off.Read More
This month, crewmember Yusmaidys Ortiz Perez from the MSC Opera was found safe in the Cayman Islands, after she was reported missing from the ship. The MSC Opera stopped in the Cayman Islands on March 23rd, but Perez’s disappearance was not reported until March 27th. At this time, it is unknown why it took four days to notify investigators of her disappearance.Read More
While no one anticipates needing an emergency rescue out of paradise, that is exactly what happened this week, when a 70-year-old Australian woman was medevaced from her cruise as it sailed off the coast of Maui, Hawaii. The woman was experiencing severe abdominal pain. She was last reported in stable condition.Read More
Unfortunately, cruise ship rape and sexual assault continue to be a problem at sea. This week, charges were dropped against a Elias Azzi, who was accused of sexually violating a woman aboard the Ovation of the Seas. The courts cited lack of evidence as their reason for throwing out the charges.Read More
Are passenger falls from cruise ships common? A cruise ship injury lawyer offers insight into how frequently cruise ship passengers fall overboard and explains what happens when there is a passenger overboard.Read More
No one ever wants to experience a medevac ride from their cruise vacation. Especially as a child, there is probably nothing worse than having to leave the excitement of a cruise due to a medical emergency. However, that is exactly what happened this week, when a three-year-old boy had to be medevaced from the Norwegian Dawn with his mother, due to intestinal issues.Read More
No one ever expects to find themselves in a health emergency at sea. However, for many, this is exactly what happens when their condition exceeds what is possible to be treated in a cruise ship infirmary. This week, a 76-year-old man suffered a stroke and possible internal bleeding while aboard the Norwegian Breakaway. He was medevaced to a hospital on shore, where his current condition is unknown.Read More
Although most people set out on a cruise vacation to relax, it is not uncommon for drug rings to attempt to smuggle millions of dollars worth of illegal substances across borders, using the cruise as a cover for an otherwise normal vacation. As it turns out, this is not a foolproof plan, as a trio in 2016 discovered when they attempted to smuggle $16 million of cocaine into Sydney, Australia. This week, the second woman involved in the incident appeared in court for her sentencing hearing. She will receive her official sentence next week.Read More