Many people journey to the beautiful country of Chile every year on a cruise vacation, never believing something might go wrong. Unfortunately, while this South American gem boasts several natural and historical attractions, the reality is that not every cruise visiting Chile will run smoothly. Several maritime accidents have occurred at many Chilean ports of call, many of which have ended in fatalities. Because the laws governing maritime accidents in a foreign port are not always as extensive as those in the United States, it’s imperative for anyone who has suffered an injury at sea or in port to seek help with experienced maritime lawyers who can help decipher the complexities of maritime and admiralty law and determine the best course of action to protect their rights.
Injured at Sea or in Port? Our Firm Can Help Protect Your Rights
Maritime accidents, injuries, and crimes are often extremely complex, whether the victim is a passenger on a cruise ship or a crew member on a commercial cargo vessel. Incidents can range in severity from a simple case of Norovirus, to a serious offense, such as sexual assault or overboard tragedy. And when these incidents occur at sea, intricate international laws are at play that may render it extremely difficult for victims to obtain the justice they deserve. Unfortunately, a number of incidents go unreported, which can contribute to the difficulty of a case. Even when individuals turn to authorities for assistance, the international laws governing accidents and crimes in a foreign country can cause victims to face nothing short of an uphill battle when trying to contest the matter at hand.
Our attorneys understand just how severe and sensitive these situations can be, which is why are committed to serving those who have suffered an injury or crime aboard a cruise ship, commercial vessel, or pleasure craft. Not many people are aware of the fact that the majority of maritime incidents are the result of the vessel operator’s negligence in providing a safe shipboard or dock environment. Maritime operators can be held legally responsible for many incidents, which is why victims should retain legal counsel with knowledgeable lawyers who can guide them through the complexities of their case and provide assistance every step of the way.
The larger the cruise operator or commercial company, the better their legal defense. As a victim, you, too, are entitled to have your own team of legal experts on your side, protecting your rights, and that’s where we can help.
The Importance of Retaining an Experienced Attorney
Whether you are a passenger on a cruise ship that suffered a debilitating accident or a crew member on a commercial vessel that sustained an occupational injury, the legal team at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. can help you recover your rightful compensation. Our attorneys have over 165 years of combined experience handling a wide range of maritime cases and will work diligently to help you and your loved ones obtain the damages you deserve.
If you or someone you love was the victim of a maritime-related incident in Chile, contact one of our lawyers today to discuss your rights and options in filing a case.