Our Texas Cruise Ship Accident Lawyers Demand Fair and Just Compensation for Injury Victims

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For those seeking a lawsuit against cruise ship companies, reach out for the team at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. We are headquartered in Miami, and have seven offices across the United States. Our maritime lawyers have specific experience in cruise ship and maritime injury claims, culminating in a combined 200 years of experience. That experience has had our firm named among the “Best Law Firms” ® by US News & World Report annually for nearly a decade.

When something goes wrong in a cruise ship, you may have suffered devastating injuries. You may already know that the cruise ship company should be held responsible for your suffering, but you may not have the tools to pursue compensation on your own.

When seeking compensation for a cruise ship injury, do not hesitate to reach out to an experienced cruise ship lawyer at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. Our injury lawyers include Board Certified maritime experts and all of our lawyers have specific experience in cruise ship accidents and other injuries that happen on the high seas, and we are here to help you recover.

Who Is Responsible for a Cruise Ship Injury?

Cruise ships have a large team of cruise ship operators and crew members who are responsible for ensuring that operations continue smoothly. However, while they should act in the best interests of the passengers, accidents that require medical attention do happen.

If you were injured on a cruise, you would typically not sue the workers. Instead, you need to sue the cruise company which is responsible for any negligent operation of the ship. That means you may need to sue a major cruise line, which includes names like Disney Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean, and more. If you are injured aboard a cruise ship, Texas cruise ship accident lawyers can guide you through the process of holding these groups accountable.

Your First Steps After a Cruise Ship Accident

When you have experienced a cruise ship accident, there are certain common steps that you can take to protect your legal rights to sue cruise lines and protect your health after an accident. Common cruise ship accidents can lead to serious injuries, so first seek out medical care. Injured passengers can potentially prevent worsening injuries and provide evidence for their cruise ship injury lawsuit by acting now.

Before you file a cruise ship injury claim, be sure that you are also following reporting rules provided by many major cruise lines which are contained within your passenger ticket contract. If you do not follow these specific contractual statute of limitations for reporting claims and filing a lawsuit (which are often much shorter than the ordinary statute of limitations for maritime personal injury claims), and which can vary depending on the company, you may lose your chance to sue.

Be sure that you also gather as much evidence as possible. Other cruise ship passengers may be willing to testify on your behalf, medical records can help prove your cruise ship injuries, and photos and or videos of the accident scene can help support your version of events. For example, slip and fall accidents may be easier to prove if you have video or photographic evidence that there was water on the floor without a warning sign.

As you gather this information, be sure to discuss your legal options with a personal injury lawyer experienced in handling maritime claims. We can help you seek a fair settlement, and they have the experience to help injury victims overcome the devastating injuries their accidents have caused.

How Can an Attorney Help Me Sue?

When cruise accidents happen, whether during onshore excursions, on board, or at an active cruise port or cruise terminal, you may have a complex case in your hand. Specific state laws and maritime law can impact how your cruise ship accident case is handled. In these cases, having a cruise ship injury attorney on your side can make a big difference.

Our team offers extensive experience for those dealing with personal injury cases involving a cruise liner. These cruise liners are owned by large corporations, which can make it difficult to pursue compensation alone.

We offer a free consultation to injury victims who may have trouble seeking compensation for injury cases. With a complimentary and comprehensive case review, you can get information about your options you may have been completely unaware of. That helps us ensure our clients receive the full settlement they need for recovery.

You May Have Grounds for Compensation

As you prepare your cruise ship injury case, keep in mind that a law firm can help you seek compensation from injuries like medical negligence by ship doctors, food poisoning, physical assault, sexual assaults, and more.

Any common injuries suffered can lead to severe damages, both economic and non-economic. Talk about your personal injury case with your attorney to learn more.

Economic Damages

When you have been injured at sea, you may be due compensation that covers the costs of your injury recovery. That includes any of the following damages, among others:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Household accommodations
  • Transportation costs

If you are facing an injury claim and have suffered any of these damages, reach out to your attorney about compensation. You may be eligible for funds that aid you in your recovery.

Non-Economic Damages

Maritime cases may also warrant compensation for the pain and suffering you have experienced. That includes any damages that have caused an intangible but serious emotional or mental impact on your health and well-being.

For example, you may have been seriously injured by a crew member. That may have left you with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which can impact your mental and emotional health. Talk to your attorney about your options to seek compensation in situations like these.

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Texas Cruise Ship Accident FAQ

Facing serious injuries after a cruise ship accident can be stressful and difficult. You may not have all the answers, but your attorneys at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. can help.

We offer case-specific answers to questions from our clients. We also offer a few frequently asked questions below for you to peruse while you wait for your appointment.

How do I sue a cruise line?

Suing a cruise line is a complex legal process, made more difficult by the specific deadlines many cruise lines have on reporting accidents. Because of this, if you are considering suing a cruise line, do not hesitate to reach out to an experienced maritime attorney to get the guidance you need.

Can I sue Royal Caribbean?

Suing any cruise line company is possible, but it is rarely easy without experienced legal counsel. Fortunately, our team has vast experience in suing cruise ship companies like Royal Caribbean, and we are here to help.

Are there laws on a cruise ship?

Cruise ships are bound by federal statutes, codes, safety measures set out by the US Coast Guard, the maritime laws of the ports they are leaving from, and other laws depending on the ports they arrive at. That makes filing a claim difficult, so reach out to an attorney about the specific laws you are facing that can impact your lawsuit.

What is the lawsuit against Carnival cruise line?

Carnival Cruise Lines are one of the many cruise ship companies that have been accused of some form of negligence, whether that is for slip and falls, COVID-19 negligence, or food safety by some passengers. Any of these issues can happen on a cruise ship if someone is negligent. Fortunately, you can reach out to an attorney if you have experienced any of these issues and file a lawsuit.


Our Maritime and Cruise Ship Accident Attorneys Help Injury Victims Navigate Complex Laws and Fight for Maximum Compensation

With a team of 16 personal injury attorneys, our team at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. is ready for all types of Texas cruise ship accidents, maritime law cases, and more. Our team has successfully recovered more than $300 million for clients since 1971 and have been recognized with countless awards, including recognition as one of the “Best Law Firms” ® by US News & World Report since 2016.

Filing a lawsuit against a cruise ship can be a difficult venture, especially when you are injured and facing a lawsuit against an experienced legal team ready to defend a massive corporation. Fortunately, our law offices are here to make those efforts easier. We strive to help our clients get the compensation they are due from cruise lines when those cruise lines are negligent. When you are ready to get the help you need defending your claim, reach out for a free consultation. Simply call 877-233-1238 or fill out our online contact form.