The Port of Monaco in Monte Carlo is a popular destination for cruise vessels and yachts. Unfortunately, those working or vacationing aboard pleasure vessels or in the port could sustain injuries or even die due to negligence on the part of cruise operators, boat owners or employers. An injury offshore or on a pleasure vessel in Monaco could change your life forever, causing costly injuries, ending your career or even leading to death.
When injuries occur in Monaco or on a vessel departing from Monaco, victims need to understand what options are available to them for recovering compensation for their losses. Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. provides legal representation to passengers, crew, seamen and maritime workers who are injured in countries throughout the world. We have brought legal action in Monaco. We understand maritime laws and can help you navigate the complex web of rules and regulations that impose liability on cruise lines and vessel owners.
Maritime Injuries in Monaco
Monaco is under the protection of France, but is a self-governing nation comprising just 485 acres. It is the smallest state in Europe other than the Vatican and spans 2.5 miles of coastline. While Monte Carlo is the best-known sector in Monaco, there are four other sectors as well that tourists enjoy visiting. Monaco is also one of the most popular locations in the world for docking yachts. Unfortunately, there is potential for injury when participating in offshore excursions or while aboard a pleasure vessel that is visiting or departing from Monaco.
When an accident or an act of violence occurs, victims can suffer catastrophic injuries, including brain trauma, spinal cord damage, burn injuries, broken bones, bruises and cuts, disfigurement, emotional damage or even death. Cruise lines and vessel owners are not necessarily responsible for every injury of every passenger and crew member. However, vessel owners and cruise operators are expected to provide a reasonably safe environment, both on the ship and on organized and sponsored excursions.
Determining what happens when injuries occur and what laws apply to impose liability can be very complicated. Victims will need to know what laws govern their situation and how to conduct an investigation and obtain proof of harm so they can pursue a case for monetary payment for economic and non-financial damages they endure. When visiting a country abroad, this can be quite complicated to determine.
Getting Help from a Maritime Lawyer
Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. provides legal representation in Monaco, other locations throughout Europe and other countries throughout the world. Our firm has been recognized as among the Best Law Firms by U.S. News and World Reports and our attorneys have been named among the Best Lawyers in the maritime industry.
We have made it our business to be familiar with the complicated laws that govern incidents occurring on ships or offshore vessels throughout the world and we have represented clients injured while visiting or departing from Monaco. When you need an attorney with experience who you can trust to help you pursue a case for full compensation for damages, give us a call. We can be reached at 877-233-1238 to schedule a consultation or contact us online to learn more about what we can do for you.