Miami Cruise Ship Accident Lawyer

By:   Charles R. Lipcon

Our Award Winning Miami Cruise Ship Injury Attorneys Will Help You Hold Negligent Cruise Ships Accountable and Recover Maximum Compensation

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Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. is the United States’ leading cruise ship accident and injury law firm. Our firm is proud to have 16 personal injury attorneys with 200 combined years of experience located in eight offices across the United States. No matter where you are from, if you are injured in a Miami cruise ship accident, our team is here to help you obtain justice. We have successfully recovered more than $300 million for our clients since we opened our law firm in 1971. We pride ourselves on fighting tirelessly for the rights of our clients. We have even been recognized as one of the “Best Law Firms” ® by US News & World Report every year since 2016. Four of our attorneys have also been selected as “Best Lawyers” ®. Our legal team has won countless awards and accolades and appeared in numerous television programs and specials as experts in cruise ship injury cases and landmark maritime injury claims.

Whether you are a crew member on board a cruise ship, or are traveling as a passenger, pursuing a claim against the cruise line can seem overwhelming. With our legal experience and unique qualifications, our firm is here to help you maximize your financial compensation and hold cruise lines accountable for their negligence. Contact our team as soon as possible for a free consultation so we can start handling your cruise line injury case.

What To Do After a Cruise Ship Accident in Miami

When you are injured in a cruise ship accident, the steps you take could have a substantial impact on your ultimate recovery in the case. As such, it is important that to make sure you:

  1. Get medical help right away
  2. File an accident or incident report with the cruise line
  3. Report your incident to cruise line officials
  4. Collect as much evidence as possible at the scene of the accident, such as photos and video
  5. Write down the names and contact information of involved crew members and those you report the accident to
  6. Reach out to a cruise ship accident attorney for legal representation and advice ASAP

We Are Not Afraid to Go Up Against the World’s Major Cruise Lines

It may come as a surprise to learn that many of the major cruise lines are headquartered in Miami, FL. It may even be more surprising that regardless of where you are from, the vast majority of cruise ship injury cases are required to be filed in Miami, Florida, per the terms of the passenger ticket contract. A few other cruise lines, such as Princess Cruises and Holland America Cruises, require cases to be filed in California or Washington state. For this reason, several of our attorneys are licensed to practice in Washington State and/or California. Simply put, we are perfectly positioned to represent you and take on all of the world’s major cruise lines.

Our Miami cruise ship lawyers are not afraid to go up against the cruise ship industry with comprehensive legal teams. We have successfully handled literally thousands of claims against major cruise ships across the world. Some of the most common cruise lines our personal injury lawyers have taken on include:

These are only a few of the different types of cruise line accident claims our team handles. We also have considerable experience handling claims against cruise line vendors that provide shore excursions, concessionaires, retail services, equipment, and more to the world’s most popular cruise lines. No matter the cruise ship you were aboard, or the types of injuries you sustain, our team at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. are prepared to evaluate the details of your case and determine the best approach. This way, you can maximize the compensation you recover and ensure negligent cruise lines or other liable parties are held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.

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Common Types of Miami Cruise Accidents and Injuries

Cruise ship injuries and accidents in Miami can take multiple forms. Some of the most common types of events our cruise ship accident attorneys are prepared to handle include:

If you suffer injuries or any other type of cruise line accident we did not include in the list above, you may still have the right to total financial compensation. You can contact our Miami office or any of our other seven office locations located across the country when you are ready to take back control of your recovery and life.

Why Cruise Ship Injury Claims in Miami Are So Complex

Miami cruise ship accident cases are significantly complex. There are numerous reasons for this, including, but not limited to:

  • A unique body of law that applies to these cases that is known as maritime law
  • Forum selection clauses that require cases to be filed in specific locations
  • Severely limited time periods to file claims
  • Jurisdictional issues due to accidents in international waters

Having said that, our team of attorneys deals with these issues on a daily basis and is completely able to deal with the above issues. Our maritime injury attorneys understand the legal tactics cruise lines take advantage of to reduce their payouts. We will do everything possible to protect your rights of compensation and maximize your financial recovery.

Recoverable Damages for Miami Cruise Ship Accident Victims

After being involved in a maritime accident, you have a right to be compensated for every single loss or damage you experienced due to another party’s negligent actions. Although the cruise line may do everything possible to avoid liability, our experienced team of maritime attorneys will work tirelessly to ensure you receive maximum compensation for both economic and non-economic damages. Economic losses are monetary, such as medical bills and lost wages, while non-economic damages describe how your life has been impacted by your cruise ship accident and resulting injuries, such as pain and suffering.

Some of the damages you may be able to recover as part of your maritime claims and lawsuits include:

  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Inconvenience
  • The cost of your cruise ship vacation
  • Medical bills
  • Co-pays
  • Prescription medication
  • Ongoing medical treatment
  • Loss of income in the past and future
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Loss of employee benefits provided by your employer
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Personal property damages

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Miami Cruise Ship Accident FAQ

We understand how complex the cruise ship accident claims process can be. When you are traumatized and having trouble coping with your physical injuries, you should not have to spend hours scouring the Internet for answers to your most pressing questions. For this reason, we have answered some of the most frequently asked questions regarding surrounding Miami cruise ship accidents below. Additional questions we do not cover on this page can be discussed during your free consultation with one of our experienced maritime injury attorneys. We are always happy to answer any and every question you may have.

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Our Miami Cruise Ship Accident Lawyers Will Demand Total Compensation for Your Trauma and Damages

Our maritime lawyers are headquartered in Miami. We have recovered more than $300 million for our clients and four of our attorneys have been named to “Best Lawyers” ® in America. Our firm has been named to “Best Law Firms” ® by US News & World Report annually for nearly a decade. With countless television appearances as experts in the area of maritime law and cruise ship accidents, we are uniquely equipped to handle your cruise ship and maritime injury claims against any cruise line.

When you are ready to demand that cruise ships be held accountable to their legal obligations, but you do not know where to turn for help, do not hesitate to contact us. Reach out to our team of respected and experienced Miami cruise ship accident attorneys at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. Schedule your free consultation today when you call our office at 877-233-1238 or complete our quick contact form to get started.