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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
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Each Jones Act lawyer at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A has extensive experience defending the rights of seamen who ...Read More
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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
If you are preparing to depart on a cruise, you may be wondering if cruise ship rape and sexual assault are real problems? While these are certainly very real problems at sea, there are steps you can take to keep yourself and your traveling companions out of harm’s way.Read More
Late in December, concerns were raised over the safety of shore excursions after a tour bus crash in Mexico left many dead and many more wounded. Now, a second shore excursion incident has occurred. In this latest accident, a tour boat carrying cruise passengers to a dive site off the coast of Mexico sank just moments after arriving at the site. Fortunately, all 10 passengers were rescued and brought to safety.Read More
By Chabeli Herrera, The Miami Herald A boat carrying 10 tourists from Royal Caribbean Cruises sank off the coast of ...Read More
When a storm is projected to interfere with a cruise line’s itinerary, most people would assume that the cruise line would re-route the ship in order to keep passengers and crewmembers out of harm’s way. Unfortunately, this was not the case with the Norwegian Breakaway, which spent two days sailing directly through winter storm Grayson. Conditions aboard the ship were dire, with many wondering if they would make it to dry land.Read More
Recreational boating is a wonderful activity many people enjoy as a hobby. Unfortunately, while going out on a boat or ...Read More
When you set out on your cruise vacation, the last thing you want is to require serious medical attention that necessitates an airlift rescue. However, that is exactly what happened to one woman late last month who was airlifted from the Vision of the Seas after displaying signs of internal bleeding.Read More
When you set out on a cruise, you expect that your cruise line will keep you safe, from beginning to end. Unfortunately, there are far too many times when human error leads to accident or injury on the water. Just this week, 25 individuals were injured on a river cruise in Germany, when the vessel collided with the pillar of a bridge.Read More
When you set out on your cruise vacation, the last thing you expect is to fall victim to rape or sexual assault. However, these continue to be the two most common crimes at sea. As a result, it is important to know how to report these incidents, should tragedy strike. Our cruise ship rape lawyer explains everything you need to know.Read More
Drug traffickers often look to cruise ships when attempting to subvert customs officials. However, the authorities are becoming increasingly skilled at detecting drugs and other illegal substances. This week, a 26-year-old man was arrested and charged with smuggling 24 kg of cocaine into New Zealand. This is one of the largest drug busts of its kind.Read More
Jones Act Representation
We focus a majority of our practice on admiralty and maritime claims against cruise line operators and private boat owners. We have represented clients in numerous precedent-setting, high-profile maritime cases such as the Costa Concordia grounding. Our attorneys were the first to certify a class action lawsuit raised in admiralty in the United States.
We represent a wide range of plaintiffs including seafarers’ unions, cruise line employees, passengers and seamen within the United States and around the globe. We provide legal representation with regard to legal and administrative rights, medical treatment, wages and other matters of boating accident compensation available under the Jones Act and United States maritime law. We have represented clients against most major cruise lines, including Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Cape Canaveral Cruise Lines, Costa, Disney, Norwegian and Princess.
Cruise Ship Assault & Rape
Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A., also represents passengers and crew members who have been sexually harassed or assaulted on a cruise line. We have litigated sexual assault and rape cases against most of the major cruise lines and represented many clients in this complex and sensitive area of law.
Award-Winning Legal Team
Our premier group of eight attorneys has received accolades and recognition from peers, clients and legal organizations. We have been recognized as Super Lawyers and named Top Law Firm Protecting Seafarer Rights. We have also been named among America’s Best Lawyers and are members of the Million Dollar Associates Forum, the Multi-Million Dollar Associates Forum and the American Association for Justice.
A number of our lawyers have been awarded a Martindale Hubbell “AV” Preeminent rating, the highest possible rating in terms of ethical standards and legal ability. This rating represents the pinnacle of legal professional excellence, as reviewed by peers in the legal community. We have also received top ratings on Avvo.com, one of the Internet’s leading attorney rating websites.
Our maritime lawyers are thought leaders and have published numerous reference and educational texts in the field, including legal guides for seamen and passengers. We instruct classes of present and future legal professionals, and are frequently invited to lecture at international conventions, law schools and other venues. We have received international radio, Internet and television coverage for our multi-million dollar judgments and high profile representations. We have also been featured on national television on over 80 occasions.
Download Our Free Cruise Ship Injury App
Our legal team has developed a unique iPhone and Android-compatible application designed to help you when you need a maritime lawyer the most. Download our exclusive application and bring it with you on your smartphone or tablet on your next cruise vacation. Our app allows you to easily store and retain everything you might need to present to a lawyer:
- Capture and record data and photos about your accident or injuries
- Input and track injury-related expenses
- Review incident response checklists to help you in a cruise accident
- Find the closest medical facility
- Place Skype calls from your device if you are injured at sea
- Submit a free case evaluation form to our team
Designed and launched exclusively by our firm, the app offers every feature you need if you are injured on your next cruise ship excursion – even a built-in flashlight if you are caught in the dark. Download it for free today.
Contact Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A., today for a free, no-commitment consultation with a maritime lawyer. You can contact us by completing the submission form on our home page or by calling our toll-free number at 1-877-233-1238.