The high seas can be a source of relaxation and entertainment if you are going out boating for the day in your hometown or journeying to a foreign land aboard a cruise ship. But while the sea has its charms, it also has its dangers. Hundreds of accidents involving personal water crafts and vessels, including motorboats and jet skis, as well as larger cruise vessels happen each year, yet not many victims know they can obtain help from maritime lawyers when an injury or fatality occurs. While a great many of these victims might be American, many victims are not native to the U.S. and might not know where to seek help when a maritime accident takes place.
Last month, three children died as a result of a boat accident in Costa Rica. The incident occurred on Oct. 16, when the vessel they were passengers in capsized about 99 miles off the coast of San Jose. A total of nine people were aboard the boat, which was out on a fishing trip – five adults and four children, and while one of the children was rescued, three did not make it.
The cause of the accident was unknown, but this is just one of the many tragic accidents that can occur while out at sea. Other countries may not have legal representatives focusing on maritime law, and victims may never see the compensation that would have otherwise been rightfully theirs. However, persons injured or those who have lost loved ones at sea can turn to our law firm for assistance in filing a claim.
Our maritime lawyers represent passengers and crew injured on ships worldwide, including Costa Rica. We have representatives that speak Spanish and can help those involved in boat or cruise line accidents seek justice for their pain and suffering. We offer representation for passengers and crew injured in accidents, assaults, or who have become ill while on cruise ships, tankers, personal water crafts, and several other types of vessels in many countries around the world. We work closely with lawyers in other countries on many cases. We will endeavor to protect your rights and obtain the compensation you deserve, including money damages and medical care.
With over 165 years of combined experience in the field of maritime and admiralty law, our firm will give you a free consultation to see if you have a valid claim worth pursuing. For more information on filing a maritime claim if are from Costa Rica or any other Spanish-speaking country, contact Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. today to discuss your options and get started with your case right away.
PHOTO SOURCE: Costa-Rica-Cruises.com
Published on November 1, 2012
Categories: Cruise Ship Law