Norwegian Cruise Line Accident & Injury Lawyers

By:   Charles R. Lipcon

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Our maritime lawyers have successfully handled and resolved hundreds of cases against Norwegian Cruise Lines and its subsidiaries, Oceania and Regent — representing both crew and passengers for a wide range of injuries. With over 165 years of combined experience and dozens of precedent-setting cruise ship accident cases, we are some of the most seasoned maritime lawyers in the world. 

Our team of nationally recognized industry leaders and admiralty law experts have successfully handled over 3,000 cases and have recovered over 300 million dollars in damages for our clients. We are uniquely positioned to help you with your claim no matter where you are located. We understand the issues that can arise from an accident on a cruise ship and will do everything we can to get you the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one have been injured in a cruise ship accident, contact us for the representation you deserve.

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Types of Cruise Ship Accidents on Norwegian Cruises

Rapes, drownings, and many other types of accidents aboard Norwegian ships have caused substantial harm to crew members, young children, elderly passengers, and cruise passengers of all ages. Like all of the cruise lines, NCL has a significant number of rapes and sexual assaults. NCL has also created dangerous situations by encouraging excessive intoxication with the all-inclusive alcohol options available on some of its ships.

When Norwegian cruise ship accidents arise because of the company’s negligence or because of a failure to take reasonable steps to protect crew members and passengers from harm, a cruise ship injury lawyer should be sought to provide assistance to the victims seeking compensation for their losses. You may be able to recover compensation for a range of issues such as:

For many of these claims, you will have to demonstrate that the cruise line was negligent. This means that:

  • The cruise line had a duty to use reasonable care under the circumstances
  • It breached this duty
  • The breach caused an accident or injury
  • You suffered damage as a result of the injury

Additionally, there are some legal limitations on what a cruise ship can disclaim as a matter of public policy. An experienced cruise ship attorney can review the terms of your ticket and help you understand your options. Understanding your rights after a cruise ship accident, whether as a crewmember or passenger, can be confusing and overwhelming, but when you are partnered with our firm, you can stay focused on your recovery while we fight to get you the money you deserve.  We have successfully handled so many cases like yours, we know all the rights moves to make to maximize your chances of success.  

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What to Look for in a Norwegian Cruise Line Accident Attorney

Cruise ship injury cases are unique. They can involve a number of issues that aren’t present in most other types of personal injury cases. For example, cruise ships are subject to maritime law, so many of the principles that apply to injuries on land work differently when you suffer an injury on a ship. Even a highly experienced personal injury lawyer may find themself lost at sea when confronted with a cruise ship injury case.

Additionally, cruise lines have deep pockets. They have teams of lawyers ready to put down attempts by passengers and workers to obtain compensation for their injuries. To adequately confront the legal resources of a big cruise line like Norwegian, you need an attorney with a proven track record of success against such companies.

Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A., has worked for nearly 50 years to achieve positive outcomes for clients, build a national and international reputation of capability, and focus its experience on cruise ship cases and other maritime issues. You can trust that you are in good hands with LM&W.

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Successful Cases Against Norwegian Cruise Line

Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A., has pursued legal action against Norwegian in many cases. We have demonstrated that we are prepared and ready to take on Norwegian Cruise Line in litigation and that we can routinely be successful. Every case is different, and reviewing past cases does not necessarily tell you what to expect in your cases. However, cases such as the following demonstrate LM&W’s capabilities and our dedication to our clients.

  1. Igac v. Norwegian Cruise Line- $662,165 jury verdict

    A waiter slipped on the floor of a lifeboat and fell out into the water seven stories below
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  2. Wallace v. NCL

    Success helping hundreds of cabin stewards recover damages caused by NCL
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Our Reputation for Suing Cruise Lines

When selecting a cruise line attorney, their reputation can tell you a lot about their capabilities. A strong reputation can also go a long way in negotiations. When a cruise line sees Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A.’s name on your complaint, they will know you aren’t a plaintiff to be trifled with. They know they won’t be able to get away with a lowball settlement offer and that we will be able to see through ill-conceived defenses that may work with less capable attorneys.

LM&W has cultivated a reputation for excellence through nearly 50 years in the industry. Our partners are go-to contacts for major news organizations like ABC, NBC, FOX News, TIME, The Washington Post, and CNN. When one of these outlets wants to do a story about cruise line issues, they call our attorneys for commentary. With many cruise line incidents—such as the recent mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic on some ships—capturing national attention, news organizations rely on our expertise more and more frequently. In fact, our attorneys have been featured on over 100 nationally broadcast television programs.

We also receive numerous accolades every year recognizing the skills of our firm and our individual attorneys. U.S. News and World Report has named us as a Best Law Firm for the last five years running, and our attorney Charles R. Lipcon was named “Lawyer of the Year”® in Admiralty & Maritime by US News & World Report (2020)- Miami. Our firm has also received Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent rating—its highest peer rating standard—as well as recognition by organizations like Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and more.

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Years of Focused Experience in Suing Norwegian Cruises

Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A.’s practice focuses on maritime issues that affect clients all over the world. We have honed our expertise on cruise ship injuries and other maritime law issues over many years, and our clients benefit from our depth of experience and knowledge. Our knowledge and experience will work in your advantage as we fight to get you the money that you deserve after a Norwegian Cruise Line accident.

Our understanding of maritime law allows us to do things that other firms can’t. We aren’t afraid to tackle new and novel issues of law in pursuing our client’s best interests. In fact, we have been involved in numerous landmark cases that have helped to shape maritime and cruise ship law in Florida and around the country.

For example, we spent decades fighting to hold cruise lines responsible for sexual assaults at sea based on a failure to warn passengers. Despite resistance from the cruise ship industry, we relentlessly pursued justice for these passengers, obtaining a number of confidential monetary settlements. Then in 2019, we were instrumental in obtaining an appellate decision officially holding that cruise lines must warn passengers of sexual assault risks. We are extremely proud of our role in helping to prevent future cruise ship sexual assaults.

LM&W has the experience, resources, and skills necessary to obtain the best possible outcome in your case following a Norwegian cruise line accident. With our firm, you can feel confident that you are in capable hands.

The Norwegian Cruise Ships

The many passengers who travel aboard Norwegian Cruise Line ships each year have 18 different options for which vessel they wish to travel on, including the fleet’s newest ship and class, scheduled to be launched in Summer 2022: the Prima. Norwegian’s fleet includes:

  • Norwegian Bliss
  • Norwegian Breakaway
  • Norwegian Dawn
  • Norwegian Encore
  • Norwegian Epic
  • Norwegian Escape
  • Norwegian Gem
  • Norwegian Getaway
  • Norwegian Jade
  • Norwegian Jewel
  • Norwegian Joy
  • Norwegian Pearl
  • Norwegian Prima (coming Summer 2022)
  • Norwegian Sky
  • Norwegian Spirit 
  • Norwegian Star
  • Norwegian Sun
  • Pride of America

Norwegian has added increasingly larger vessels to its fleet over the past few years, culminating with its largest-ever ship, the Norwegian Encore, in 2019. The latest line of ships, the Prima Class, are smaller than the Encore and the rest of the Breakaway Plus Class, but boasts cutting-edge amenities including a glass bridge, expansive deck spaces, and the highest staff count of any new ship.

Frequently Asked Questions About Norwegian Cruise Ship Accidents and Lawsuits

After an accident aboard a Norwegian Cruise Line ship, you will certainly have many questions about your options and your rights, as well as what you can expect in the coming weeks and months as you fight to get the compensation that you rightfully deserve. Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. are happy to represent you as your Norwegian Cruise Line accident attorneys, and will be able to answer the following frequently asked questions in specific detail for you during our initial consultation and throughout the work that we do together.

After a Norwegian cruise ship accident, should I sign any paperwork or documents presented by the Norwegian Cruise Line staff?

What is the easiest way to find a cruise ship accident lawyer if I am still onboard the cruise ship?

Do I need a lawyer after a Norwegian Cruise Line accident, or should I be able to file a claim on my own?

How much is my case worth after a Norwegian Cruise Line accident and injury?

 

Contact LM&W If You’re Injured or Assaulted While Onboard a NCL Cruise Ship

Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A., has successfully pursued cases against some of the world’s largest cruise lines, including Norwegian Cruise Lines and both subsidiaries, Oceania and Regent. We are ready to provide assistance if you are the victim of a rape or sexual assault, accidental injury, or any of the many harms that can occur while traveling on major cruise ships. Crewmembers and passengers have different rights and legal requirements in the event of an injury or assault, but we are experienced in both of these processes and ready to help you get the money you are owed.

Find out more about your options for getting help from an experienced attorney who has handled cases related to sexual violence, as well as those arising from cruise ship injuries suffered by passengers or crew members. Call us now at (877) 233-1238 for a free consultation or contact us online to find out how we can help with your case.