Maritime accidents can happen anywhere and at any time. But while some are the result of unexpected circumstances, the majority are caused by negligence. Whether it’s because a boat operator was under the influence of alcohol, a cargo vessel captain knowingly sailed through hazardous weather conditions, or because a cruise ship crew member wasn’t sufficiently trained in handling emergencies at sea, maritime accidents happen often and those responsible may be held liable for their actions.
If you or someone you love is of Serbian nationality and was injured on a recreational vessel or while in the service of a commercial craft, you have the right to seek legal counsel with an experienced maritime lawyer. The attorneys here at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. have successfully represented numerous types of admiralty law claims and will help you recover compensation for your injuries or loss. Our legal team has extensive knowledge of international maritime laws and will protect your rights, regardless of whether you are a seafarer, boat passenger, cruise ship crew member, or the family member of a victim.
Common Types of Maritime Accidents in Serbia
Serbia is a continental country, and as such, does not have direct access to the sea or any ports. However, that doesn’t mean that residents won’t ever be involved in a maritime accident. The European nation has ties to several other ports, including the Thessaloniki port in Greece and the Bar port in Montenegro. In addition, many Serbian citizens are employed aboard commercial shipping vessels and docks. This means that at any given moment, they may suffer a serious injury while in the service of their vessel. Serbian residents may also become involved in maritime tragedies involving passenger vessels. Examples include yacht accidents, or incidents involving personal watercrafts like Jet Skis.
Luckily, anyone living in Serbia who has been involved in recreational or commercial accident at sea has the ability to retain legal counsel. However, not just any attorney will suffice. Those involved in maritime-related tragedies should consult with a knowledgeable maritime accident lawyer. Maritime lawyers specialize in the statutes that govern international waters and the activities that occur on such waters, and will be fully equipped to represent your best interests.
Avoiding Cruise Passenger Crimes in Serbia
If you are a cruise passenger and Serbia is on your itinerary, it’s important to exercise caution when exploring any of the nation’s ports. Belgrade, Serbia’s capital, is not home to high levels of violent crime involving tourists, however, travelers have been targeted by pick-pockets and other thieves. Some of the most frequent cruise passenger crimes in Serbia are robberies, which means that prospective travelers should be extra careful when in port. To avoid becoming a target of a theft crime, avoid wearing flashy jewelry and clothing, carry only traveler’s checks or credit cards instead of cash, keep items in a secure hip pack instead of a purse or backpack, and try to remain in a group as opposed to exploring on your own. Even the busiest of Serbian streets can pose a threat of crime for cruise passengers, so it’s important to stay aware of your surroundings at all times. In the event that a crime does occur, a maritime attorney can help you understand your legal options as well as help you seek justice.
Seeking Help Following a Maritime Accident or Crime
Legal assistance is available right now for Serbian citizens who has suffered a maritime accident or tourists who have been the victims of a cruise passenger crime in Serbia. You and your loved ones may be eligible to file a maritime claim and recover damages for your pain and suffering. For more information on your rights or to schedule a free consultation, contact one of our maritime accident attorneys today.