Princess Cruise Lines Accident Lawyers

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Princess Cruises is a well-known subsidiary of Carnival Corporation based in California that offers a wide range of cruise options and a variety of trip experiences. While the majority of passengers enjoy these cruises without incident, there are countless other examples of people suffering severe injuries or wrongful death due to negligence by Princess.  Our firm has successfully resolved hundreds of injury cases against Princess Cruises, representing both crew and passengers. Our firm also has attorneys licensed in California to handle cases against the company.

Since Princess is based in California, Princess requires injured passengers to file any lawsuit in California, per the terms and conditions of the cruise passenger ticket contract.  However, crewmember cases must generally be filed as arbitrations in Bermuda.  Our firm has limitless experience in successfully handling Princess passenger and crew injury claims.   

Contact Our Firm Today To Get the Maritime Law Representation You Deserve

When you file a claim against Princess Cruises with representation from the team at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A., the lawyers representing the cruise company know that you mean business and have hired world-class attorneys. Filing a claim against a major cruise company like Princess or Carnival is complicated for several reasons, but as our valued client, you can remain focused on your recovery while we fight to get you the money you deserve, whether through an out-of-court settlement or an award at the end of a trial.  

Princess Cruises is perhaps best known for its ship called the Pacific Princess, which was the ship that was featured on the television series The Love Boat. However, Princess Cruises is not just a cruise line featured on a TV show. It is owned by the world’s largest cruise ship operator. Princess Cruises is one of three Carnival Corporation & PLC brands based on the West Coast of the United States and is under the control of The Holland America Group. Princess Cruises is based in Santa Clarita, California, although the company is incorporated in Bermuda.

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Princess Cruises is based in Santa Clarita, California, although the company is incorporated in Bermuda. This distinction is important depending on the nature of the case filed against the company, as crewmember cases must generally be handled in arbitration in Bermuda. In contrast, passenger cases must be filed in California per the passenger ticket contract. This is just one example of the complicated nature of a maritime case that we can help you make sense of while we fight for fair compensation.  We handle these literally every day.  Let us put our experience to work for you!

Princess is one of 10 total cruise brands owned by Carnival Corporation & PLC. Both American and international passengers travel on ships operated by Princess Cruises, and the company celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015.

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The Princess Cruise Fleet

While the famous Pacific Princess from The Love Boat was retired in 2013 and no longer sets sail, there are still many ships in Princess Cruises’ fleet for passengers to choose from if they wish to take a Princess Cruise. The company’s fleet includes:

  • Caribbean Princess
  • Coral Princess
  • Crown Princess
  • Diamond Princess
  • Emerald Princess
  • Enchanted Princess
  • Grand Princess
  • Island Princess
  • Majestic Princess
  • Regal Princess
  • Royal Princess
  • Ruby Princess
  • Sapphire Princess
  • Sky Princess

Princess Cruise Lines currently operates 14 cruise ships, each of which offers different amenities, experiences, and focuses depending on the type of cruise that passengers are hoping to embark on. Regardless of which ship you were on if you were injured or harmed while a passenger aboard a Princess cruise ship, we can help!   

Princess Cruise Lines has recently retired the Star Princess, the Sun Princess, and the Sea Princess, but if your accident took place on any of these ships, we can still help.   

Of critical importance, any passenger injury claim must be filed within one year of the date of the incident.  This shortened statute of limitations is routinely enforced.  That is why is key to immediately contact an experienced maritime attorney.  

As to crewmembers, generally speaking, they have 3 years to bring a claim from the date of the incident, with some limited exceptions that may allow for a longer period of time to file.  

And remember, our consultation is always free.  So if you have a question, don’t be afraid to ask!

Types of Princess Cruise Ship Accidents

On many of the ships operated by Princess Cruises, problems have occurred that have put passengers in harm’s way. From an incident in which an 8-year-old nearly drowned to passenger evacuations to passengers going missing, there have been many different situations where those aboard a Princess Cruises ship were put in peril.

When a cruise line fails to provide a safe environment or fails to use reasonable care and passengers or crew members are put in jeopardy, injured victims wishing to pursue legal action should consult a maritime lawyer to assist them in navigating the complexities associated with holding the cruise line accountable. Contact a lawyer if you or a loved one has suffered any of the following as a passenger or crew member on a Princess cruise ship:

The laws regarding each type of accident are different. For example, different rules depend on whether you are a passenger or a crew member. The standard of proof also varies: most injuries require you to prove negligence, but some damages may be available to injured workers even if the accident was no one’s fault.

For passengers, the disclaimers on the ticket you purchased may affect your ability to bring a claim.  We are well versed in dealing with all of the fine print.  Furthermore,  if you were one of many people who suffered the same accident or incident, it may make the most sense for you to join in a class action.  We have successfully handled numerous maritime class actions.  

An experienced cruise ship attorney can evaluate your unique circumstances and advise you about the type of claim you should pursue, the time limits on your claim, and anything else you should be aware of.

 

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What Should You Look for When Choosing a Princess Cruise Line Attorney?

If you have suffered an injury or lost a loved one due to a cruise ship accident, you deserve compensation. Cruise ship cases are highly complex because they involve maritime law, which most lawyers are unfamiliar with. You will have a much better chance of success if you select a lawyer with a proven track record in this area of the law. 

Furthermore, it is essential to stay mindful of the fact that while working through any personal injury claim, whether it falls under maritime law or tort law, the defendant will be working aggressively to settle your claim for as little as possible.   When you focus on recovering from your injuries, trying to handle an injury case on your own can feel nearly impossible. The added stress can significantly impact your ability to recover from your injuries.  As your trusted advocate,  we will fight to get you the maximum compensation you deserve while you stay focused on your recovery.  

So how do you know when you’ve found the right lawyer? A little research can make a big difference in selecting the right lawyer. If you can find a lawyer with an established reputation in the industry, successful case results, and demonstrated experience, you can feel confident that they can protect your interests. The team at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. is highly decorated and boasts many awards and other acknowledgments for our unprecedented work in maritime personal injury. Our case history speaks for itself, and as our client, you can be confident that you have selected a world-class team to fight for your rights as a victim of a cruise line accident.

Reputation for Suing Cruise Lines

Our firm has received many of the highest forms of recognition available in our industry. Some of our awards include:

  • Charles A. Lipcon named 2020 Admiralty & Maritime Lawyer of the Year by U.S. News & World Report;
  • Named to Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report for five consecutive years (2016–2020);
  • Only cruise ship law firm in the U.S. to have four attorneys named as “Best Lawyers”; and
  • Named by Thomson Reuters as “Super Lawyers” every year since 2008.

These represent only a sample of our numerous accolades.

Because of our stellar reputation, news outlets from around the country frequently consult our lawyers as expert analysts to talk about cruise line issues on their programs. We have been featured on all major broadcasting networks, including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, and CNN. Our many high-profile cases also frequently receive national attention from outlets like The NY Times, The Washington Post, and TIME.

Successful Results Against Princess Cruises

Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A., has recovered over $300 million dollars for injury victims. We have experience taking legal action against Princess Cruises, as well as other cruise lines operated by its parent company, such as Carnival. We are ready to fight for you against this cruise company or any other cruise line that does not live up to its obligations to provide a safe work environment or safe and secure traveling environment.

We have a strong track record of successful results in hundreds of cases against cruise lines like Princess. These include a number of multi-million dollar verdicts. Examples of our successes include:
$3.6 million verdict for a shipboard electrician who developed lung cancer as a result of asbestos exposure while working on a cruise ship;

  • Confidential settlement related to cruise ship drowning aboard a Princess cruise ship
  • $3,500,965 verdict for a woman who suffered an eye injury in a cruise ship gym;
  • $662,165 verdict for a cruise ship employee who suffered injury during a lifeboat drill; and
  • Confidential monetary settlements for victims sexually assaulted by cruise ship employees.

Every case is different, and the results of past cases can’t tell you much about the specific result you can expect in your case. But what these results can tell you is that Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A., is a firm that knows how to get things done. We fight for our clients every step of the way, and we aren’t afraid to take high-stakes cases to court.

You can feel confident that your case is in good hands with LM&W.

Demonstrated Experience Suing Princess Cruises

Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A., has been practicing cruise ship law for nearly 50 years. Our firm focuses specifically on maritime law, and we have handled hundreds of cruise ship cases. Our lawyers’ combined 165 years of experience can put your mind at ease regarding our ability to seek the best possible outcome for your case.

Although we are based in Florida, our clients come from all over the world. We speak multiple languages, and we have even appeared in foreign courtrooms. You don’t have to be an American citizen to benefit from our services—we are here to help everyone. You can trust us to hold Princess Cruises accountable for their negligent or wrongful behavior.

Not only is our experience unparalleled among cruise ship firms, but we know how to leverage that experience even in the face of difficult legal questions. We aren’t here to simply settle slam dunk cases and move on. We will use our skills and resources to take on the hard questions. In fact, we have brought a number of landmark cases to the attention of appellate courts. These cases have helped shape cruise line law on matters such as the need for cruise ships to warn of the risk of sexual assault and what types of evidence can be used in cruise ship cases.

These examples merely scratch the surface of LM&W’s accomplishments. You can feel confident that our attorneys have the skills and knowledge to successfully litigate your cruise ship claim.

Contact LM&W If You’re Injured Aboard a Princess Cruises Ship

Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. has the extensive maritime law experience you need to fight for the compensation you deserve, whether filing as a crewmember or passenger. If you have suffered from an accidental injury, work-related injury, sexual assault,  a slip and fall, an accident while on an excursion, pool injuries, bungee jumping accidents, or any other type of harm while on a cruise ship, you deserve aggressive and experienced representation. 

Our attorneys are ready to build a strong case on your behalf and fight to get you the compensation you deserve. We are confident that after a free consultation with our team, you will be able to look to the future with confidence in your decision to hire our firm.

Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. Is Here To Help

Personal injury claims are complicated regardless of the specifics, but working through an injury claim or lawsuit stemming from a cruise requires additional expertise in maritime and admiralty law, of which our team has litigated thousands of successful cases since our founding as a law firm in 1971.

Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. has helped many crew members and passengers pursue cases against Princess Cruises and take legal action after being harmed while on any cruise. Our attorneys provide representation to victims of rape or sexual assault, accidental injury, and many other types of harm. Give us a call today at (877) 233-1238 or contact us online to speak with a lawyer if you or someone you love was hurt or killed while working or traveling aboard a cruise ship. You do not need to do this alone, and we are here to help.