With tropical weather practically year-round, Key West is a popular place for both vacationers as well as locals to participate in water related activities whether it be boating, fishing, a port of call on your cruise, parasailing and more. For cruise ship passengers and crew, Key West is one of the more popular ports included on many 7- and 10-day Bahamas and/or Western Caribbean itineraries.
The Port of Key West consists of three docks: the city-owned Mallory Square, privately-owned Pier B and the Navy Mole. In 2015, the port is expected to host over 700,000 passengers spanning across over 300 cruise ships, to include cruise lines such as Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Oceania Cruises, Disney Cruises and many others.
Let Us Handle Your Maritime Issues
There may come a time when you or your loved one is hurt, whether the injury occurs as a passenger or crewmember on a cruise ship or any type of boat or vessel. The maritime lawyers at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. want you to know that if you do get hurt, you are not alone. We handle a variety of injury cases that take place on navigable waters, as well as those that happen while on land during the course of a cruise or other type of sea travel.
You may not be familiar with maritime law (which is also referred to as admiralty law); however, our attorneys have significant experience with this very specialized area of the law. For those looking to begin their research and obtain a basic understanding of maritime law, we have provided a list of several commonly-asked questions and answers. The list is not meant to be all-inclusive; however, it will provide you with some insight as you attempt to determine your legal needs.
We Can Help You Fight For Your Rights
The law governing maritime issues can be quite complex; however, our legal team has handled all types of cases that deal with issues ranging from injuries to seamen and cruise ship passengers to wrongful death. Depending on the facts of your particular case, several types of claims can be brought, including claims under the Jones Act, unseaworthiness and maintenance and cure claims and personal injury claims.
Many of the rules and laws related to maritime issues tend to favor vessel employers and the cruise industry, and when an incident happens, they do not hesitate to call on their dedicated legal team. That is why it is imperative for those who have been injured or harmed to seek legal guidance from knowledgeable lawyers who have years of experience and familiarity with the nuances of the law.
Injured victims only have a small window of opportunity to pursue legal action. The law requires personal injury claims to be made within a certain period of time and if that timeframe passes, you will not be permitted to file a lawsuit to collect damages for the injuries incurred. We do not want that to happen to you. Contact Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. as soon as possible after the incident that caused your injuries. You can contact us online or call us toll-free at (877) 233-1238.