Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. are the nation’s leading maritime lawyers, and have significant experience handling cases against Disney Cruise Lines. With over 165 years of combined experience, over $300 million in damages recovered, and numerous awards including being named to “Best Law Firms”® by US News & World Report since 2016, and 3 having attorneys named to “Best Lawyers”®, we have the proven experience with all aspects of maritime and cruise ship law.
Maritime law is complicated, and the unfortunate reality is that cruise companies use these complexities to their advantage as they work to settle claims against them as cheaply as possible — or avoid paying at all. However, when injured passengers are being represented by one of the award-winning attorneys at our maritime law firm, Disney knows they are in for a fight against an experienced adversary.
Take a look below to get a better understanding of your rights when you embark on Disney Cruise Lines, how to handle a maritime injury, and learn about the importance of working with an experienced law firm to fight for the money you deserve after an accident or injury. Contact us right away to request a free consultation and to get started on your case as soon as possible.
Cases Against Disney Cruise Line
Disney has a legal duty to 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.
Some of the types of cruise ship passenger injury cases we handle include:
- Cruise ship passenger injuries
- Crewmember injuries
- Cruise ship rape and assault
- Passenger disappearances
- Passenger overboard accidents
- Passenger drowning incidents
- Shore excursion injuries
- Cruise ship medical malpractice
- Flowrider accidents
- Cruise ship class actions
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.
About Disney Cruise Line
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 crew member 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 crew members 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.
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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.
Contact LM&W If You’re Injured or Assaulted Aboard Disney Cruise Lines
If tragedy strikes and you were a victim of rape or sexual assault or any of the many injuries that could occur while traveling or working aboard a cruise ship, an experienced maritime attorney can help.
Our firm has been operating for over 50 years, and has recovered over $300 million dollars on behalf of our clients, handled landmark cases that have changed the landscape of maritime law, made hundreds of guest appearances on the world’s biggest news programs as experts on maritime and cruise law, and have received countless accolades and awards, including being named to “Best Law Firms”® by US News & World Report since 2016.
When you’re working with Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A., you can be confident that there is a team of aggressive, experienced attorneys who are fighting for the compensation and justice you rightfully deserve. 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.
Other Companies Sued
- American Seafoods
- Antillean Marine Shipping Corp.
- Azamara Cruise Lines
- Carnival Cruise Lines
- Celebrity Cruise Lines
- Costa Cruise Lines
- Crowley Maritime Corporation
- Crystal Cruises
- Cunard Line
- Holland America Line
- Icicle Seafoods, Inc.
- Island Queen Cruises
- Maersk Lines Limited
- Mediterranean Shipping Cruises USA
- Norwegian Cruise Line
- Ocean Drilling & Exploration Company (ODECO)
- Oceania Cruises
- P&O Cruises
- Princess Cruise Lines
- Pullmantur Cruises
- Radisson Seven Seas
- Royal Caribbean Cruise
- Seabourn Cruise Line
- Silversea Cruises
- Starboard Cruise Services
- Steiner Transocean
- Tote Maritime & Sea Star Line (El Faro)
- The CMA CGM Group
- Tropical Shipping
- Virgin Voyages
- Windstar Cruises