Disney Cruise Line Accident Lawyer

Disney Cruise Ship Accident Lawyer

Disney Cruise Line is a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company. The cruise line was first founded in 1996 and was initially called the Magical Cruise Company Limited. Disney had first negotiated with both Carnival and Royal Caribbean to no avail before founding its own cruise line company.

Today, Disney has just a small percentage of the world’s cruising market in terms of passengers, and total revenue earned by cruise companies worldwide. Nonetheless, many people embark on cruises with Disney each year for a unique, family-centric experience.  

Despite Disney’s best efforts, accidents and injuries still frequently occur on Disney cruise ships.  And when injury or tragedy occurs, we are here to help as we have successfully handled numerous passenger and crewmember injury cases against Disney cruises.  Importantly, all cases against Disney must be filed in Orlando, Florida per the terms of the passenger ticket contract.  Same goes for crewmembers because Disney’s headquarters is in Orlando.  

Like all cruise companies, the cruise line is supposed to provide a safe environment for passengers and crewmembers alike,  and Disney is supposed to take reasonable precautions to ensure neither crew nor passengers get hurt by dangerous conditions aboard its ships. Whenever the cruise line fails in its obligations to maintain a safe environment, those harmed can pursue a civil claim for monetary damages with help from an experienced maritime lawyer.  

Passenger claims must generally be filed within one year of the date of the incident or injury, and for crewmembers it is three years from the date of incident or injury. 

Disney Cruise Line’s Fleet

Disney Cruise Line currently operates four ships. These ships include:

  • Disney Magic
  • Disney Wonder
  • Disney Dream
  • Disney Fantasy

In addition to the four ships active in Disney’s fleet, the Disney Wish is scheduled to launch in Summer 2022. This ship boasts cinematic dining experiences where guests can interact with popular Disney characters, as well as kids’ clubs, a range of themed and interactive attractions, and much more.

Cases Against Disney Cruise Line

Disney must ensure that every passenger and crew member aboard every ship in its fleet is protected from an unreasonable risk of harm. Unfortunately, Disney has failed to provide a safe cruising environment in many past cases. From a sexual assault captured on a surveillance video to a four-year-old boy nearly drowning, reports of injuries, rapes, and crimes aboard Disney Cruise Line vessels are not an uncommon occurrence.

Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. has repeatedly, successfully represented victims who were raped, sexually assaulted, or injured in many different ways aboard Disney Cruise Lines and other major cruise lines. Our long list of companies sued demonstrates we are always ready to take on the biggest cruise lines and shipping companies worldwide to fight for victims’ rights everywhere.

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What To Do If You Or a Loved One Has Been Hurt Aboard a Disney Cruise

An accident that causes significant injuries can be a stressful, disorienting, and downright terrifying experience no matter where it happens. In addition to the pain and suffering you or your loved one will be enduring, the matter is further complicated by the fact that being at sea, sometimes in international or foreign waters, can be disorienting while far from home. At the same time that you will need to deal with this medical issue, there are countless legal complexities that you will need to make sense of as the cruise company tries to present liability waivers and statements for you to sign — all designed to limit liability and protect Disney’s legal interests more than your own financial needs.  That’s where we come in.  We have seen all the tricks and techniques the cruise lines use to try to protect themselves, at your expense.  This is why it is critically important to contact us as soon as possible.  

Get Medical Attention Immediately

After an accident, there is nothing more important than your health and safety. This starts by alerting cruise staff of your accident and demanding that you get comprehensive medical care from the medical team onboard the ship. This medical attention ensures that, most obviously, your injuries are cared for, but secondly, it will generate important medical documentation that lays out each of your injuries.  Failure to seek medical care while aboard the ship is certainly a fact that any cruise line will try to use against you.  

Document All Relevant Information

If possible, take photos and video of the accident scene and document your own experience with either written notes or a voiceover while filming. Regardless of how you choose to document these details, all of this information will be very helpful for your attorney as they gather all of the relevant facts about your accident and build a strong case. No matter how vivid these details may seem in your mind while you are still aboard the ship in the days after your accident, memories fade.   Concrete, immutable evidence will be a major benefit to your legal needs.  As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. 

Hire An Experienced Maritime Attorney

Our firm offers a free consultation for victims of cruise ship accidents, and we will be happy to have this consultation with you while you are still aboard your cruise waiting to disembark. The hours and days after an accident aboard a cruise ship can be harrowing for a victim and their family, but knowing that there is proven, award-winning support handling the legal details and providing you with real-time advice can help alleviate this pressure and help you stay focused on your health. We will be able to take over all of the legal-related interactions with the cruise line, advise you on your steps to take aboard the ship, and put you at ease so that you can focus on your medical issues. 

Contact LM&W If You’re Hurt Aboard a Cruise Ship

Disney is one of many cruise lines aboard which victims may sustain various types of harm. If you experience rape or sexual assault, accidental injury, or any of the many injuries that could occur while traveling or working aboard a cruise ship, an experienced maritime attorney can help. Contact Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. today to learn more about the assistance our experienced attorneys can offer you. Call 877-233-1238 to schedule a consultation or contact us online.