At Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A., we are the nation’s leading maritime lawyers handling cases against Princess Cruise Lines. As such, our team of maritime lawyers has a wealth of experience in handling cases against them. Our firm, headquartered in Miami, FL, 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 because all passenger injury cases are required to be filed in California. When you need an experienced maritime lawyer, contact our team to get the representation you deserve.
Our extensive experience with cruise ship accident cases has resulted in a long list of satisfied clients. In fact, we have helped over 3,000 people successfully recover damages that total over 300 million dollars. This work has earned us several prestigious awards for our work nationwide, — including our main Miami office —, such as being named “Lawyer of the Year” in Admiralty and Maritime for Miami in 2020, one of the “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report for eight consecutive years and four of our lawyers are named Best Lawyers® in America for 2024.
We understand the unique challenges that come with these types of accidents, and we will do everything we can to get you the compensation you deserve. If you or someone you love has been injured in a cruise ship accident, contact us today for the Miami, FL representation you need and deserve.
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 an experienced Miami-area lawyer if you or a loved one has suffered any of the following as a passenger or crew member on a Princess cruise ship:
- 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
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.
A Miami, FL 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.
What Should You Look for When Choosing a Princess Cruise Line Accident Lawyer?
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.
When choosing the right Miami area Princess Cruise Line Accident Lawyer to take on your case, you can rely on Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. to handle every legal detail while you focus on recuperating. Some of our top tasks and responsibilities will include:
- Determining whether the cruise line was negligent and whether such negligence caused or contributed to your accident
- Gathering powerful evidence to determine liability and prove negligence
- Answering your questions and concerns in a timely manner
- Obtaining witness statements and testimony from expert witnesses
- Reviewing your employee status to determine how to recover the benefits and compensation you deserve
- Ensuring your claims for compensation are filed in a timely manner and that we help to obtain the maximum compensation available under the law
How Victims of Princess Cruise Lines Can Recover Compensation for Their Suffering
There are several ways you may be able to recover compensation after an injury aboard a Princess Cruise Lines ship. These options vary depending on whether you are a Princess Cruise Lines crew member or passenger at the time of the accident.
Generally, if you are a Princess Cruise Lines employee or crew member who was injured or became ill on-the-job, instead of seeking worker’s compensation benefits, you may be eligible for compensation and benefits via the Jones Act or potentially under the law of the flag of the vessel. Here, you may be able to access full coverage of your medical expenses, your lost income, and many other available forms of damages.
If you were a passenger aboard a Princess Cruise Lines ship when you were seriously injured, you may have the right to compensation for your suffering if your Miami, FL attorney can show that the cruise line is responsible for causing or contributing to your injuries. These are commonly referred to as personal injury lawsuits but they have many unique differences from a typical personal injury lawsuit such as a car accident or slip and fall in a local establishment.
How Long Do You Have to Get Your Claim for Compensation Filed?
It is critical to get started on your Princess Cruise Lines accident claim as soon as possible after the accident. There are various deadlines that could have an impact on your ability to pursue your case if your claim is not filed in time. The type of claim you are pursuing will determine the amount of time you have to get your Princess Cruise Lines accident case started. Some of these deadlines include:
- A one year statute of limitations for most passenger injury cases; and a 6 month notice provision.
- For crewmembers, the typical statute of limitations is 3 years from the date of the incident, but in some cases it can be longer if the law of the flag of the vessel has a longer deadline to file claims. For example, bermuda law, which may apply in a crewmember injury case has a 6 year statute of limitations.
See What Our Clients Have to Say
Our extensive experience with cruise ship accident cases has resulted in a long list of satisfied clients. In fact, we have helped over 3,000 people successfully recover damages after an accident. We are also proud to have recovered over 300 million dollars for our clients.
We understand the unique challenges that come with these types of accidents, and we will do everything we can to get you the compensation you deserve. If you or someone you love has been injured in a cruise ship accident, contact us today for the representation you need and deserve.
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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 “Lawyer of the Year”® in Admiralty & Maritime by US News & World Report (2020)- Miami
- Named to “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report for seven consecutive years (2016–2022)
- Only cruise ship law firm in the U.S. to have four attorneys named as “Best Lawyers”
- 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
- 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 Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A..
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 Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A.’s accomplishments. You can feel confident that our attorneys have the skills and knowledge to successfully litigate your cruise ship claim.
Which Ships Are a Part of 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 it 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!
Contact the Leaders in Cruise Ship Accident Law
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.
You want and need an award-winning firm, and that is Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. Our Miami-based law firm has been named to “Best Law Firms” ® by US News & World Report every year since 2016. As well, US News & World Report has named all four of our partners to “Best Lawyers” ®. In addition to these, Charles R. Lipcon was named “Lawyer of the Year” for 2020 in Admiralty and Maritime (Miami) by US News & World Report. We have helped countless crew members and passengers pursue cases against Princess Cruises and take legal action after being harmed while on any cruise. Give us a call today at (877) 233-1238 or contact us online to speak with a lawyer. You do not need to do this alone, and we are here to help.