Helping Injured Cruise Ship Passengers

Caribbean cruise ship ports are expected to welcome more than nine million visitors this year —a record capacity. The cruising industry has shown no signs of slowing down. In fact, countries like Asia have begun preparing their ports to accommodate ships like the Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas – the two largest cruise ships in the world – in order benefit from the booming market.

Cruise ship vacations offer a getaway for families that requires little planning and a lot of adventure. As the popularity of cruising grows, so does the likelihood of accidents. Bad things can, and do, happen on vacation.

When accidents occur on a cruise ship it is imperative to take the proper steps to ensure you protect the evidence and follow the proper channels to take legal action. Our lawyers have seen cruise ship reports for drowning children, sexual assault of crew and passengers and missing people. If you have sustained an injury on a cruise ship, you should immediately contact an attorney for representation.

Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. has recovered more than $100 million dollars on behalf of injured cruise ship passengers and crew members. Our cruise ship passenger law firm is stationed in Miami, but serves clients worldwide. As a result, we can represent you or a loved one after an accident on any cruise ship, anywhere in the world.

We represent both passengers and crew members in cruise ship injury cases.The types of injury claims that our cruise ship passenger law firm handles include:

  • Sexual assault
  • Rape
  • Limb injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Slip and falls
  • Injuries sustained while on excursions

Consult with a maritime attorney after your injury to determine if you should move forward with a case. You can reach our law firm by calling the toll-free number:877-233-1238. We can also be reached from overseas and offer all clients a free case evaluation.

Why You Need a Maritime Attorney

Maritime law is complex and injuries that occur on the ocean differ from typical injury cases. For example, maritime law dictates that when a death occurs on the high seas (beyond three miles from shore) surviving family members can sue for financial loss, but not pain and suffering.

In addition the industry has very short statute of limitations, requiring passengers to notify the cruise line of a potential claim within a six-month period. The ticket you purchased from the cruise line may also dictate where the lawsuit must be filed.

An experienced lawyer can help you make sense of the intricacies of maritime law and can explain how they relate to you and your unique situation. With more than 200 years of combined experience, the lawyers at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. have a detailed understanding of the law. Our attorneys have been rated among the best lawyers in the country and are responsible for several landmark maritime decisions.

If you have been injured on a cruise ship, contact an attorney at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, completing our online contact form, or by calling 877-233-1238.