The ports in Peru are among the most frequented in South America, especially the Callao seaport in Lima, which serves as a major cruise ship and cargo port for the country. Many travel to Peru for cruise vacations, including those seeking to visit the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu, and for independent pleasure craft experiences. However, the appeal of this destination is often overshadowed by the number of accidents that occur both on land and on the high seas. Between the host of cruise-related shore excursion accidents and watercraft injuries that have transpired over the years, including the 1991 capsizing of the Peruvian ferry, La Chachita, and the capsizing of the Peruvian passenger boat Adresito in 1990, it’s important for those venturing to the country to understand their rights and the resources available when an incident occurs.
When a maritime accident happens in foreign waters, victims may not always be protected under the same laws they might expect in the United States. Foreign maritime laws can be quite complex, and because of this, anyone who has suffered an accident aboard a ship or in a Peruvian port should seek legal counsel with an attorney who specializes in foreign maritime legislative matters in order to obtain justice for their pain and suffering.
The maritime accident lawyers at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. have over 165 years of combined experience representing the victims of cruise, cargo, and pleasure craft accidents in Peru and understand what it takes to file an international maritime claim. We make it our mission to investigate the details surrounding your accident and will diligently fight for your rights.
Why Seek Representation for Maritime Accidents in Peru?
Though persons traveling to Peru might assume that they will be protected in the event of an accident or injury in open waters or on land, the laws that govern maritime accidents in foreign ports are extremely complex and aren’t always as strict as those in the United States. As a result, victims may find themselves struggling to obtain information regarding their accident and may find it near impossible to obtain assistance from local authorities. However, with the counsel of an experienced lawyer, you can rest easy knowing your rights will be protected.
Whether you are a cruise passenger, crew member, or boater, if you suffered a maritime-related injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Our firm can assist you and loved ones with incidents relating to:
- Cruise ship accidents
- Cargo vessel injuries
- Onboard medical malpractice claims
- Shore excursion accidents
- Boat crashes
- Vessel equipment malfunctions
- Unsafe docks
- Crew member claims
- Occupational illnesses
- Maritime crimes
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There are many different types of incidents that can occur in foreign ports or in foreign waters, including dock injuries, medical emergencies, and acts of violence. Yet, if an injury is suffered in international waters, vessel operators may often attempt to limit their liability and prevent victims from obtaining compensation. However, it’s important for victims to understand that vessel owners and operators are required to maintain a safe shipboard environment and if an accident occurs due to the unseaworthiness of a vessel, operators may be held accountable for resulting injuries. A knowledgeable attorney with experience in International Maritime and Admiralty Laws will know how best to handle a case and provide victims with assistance regarding limitation of liability matters.
The attorneys at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. have handled a wide range of cases, including those pertaining to cruise ships, cargo vessels, tankers, motor boats, jet skis, and other types of water crafts. We know what it takes to go up against international ship owners and strive to protect our clients’ rights, whether the case involves an accident in open waters or on land.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a maritime accident in Peru, contact our firm to schedule a free consultation today.