By:   Jason R. Margulies

The Nation’s Top-Rated Shore Excursion Accident Lawyers Fight for Injured Cruise Passenger’s Rights and Maximum Compensation

Our shore excursion accident lawyers at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. are known as the United States’ leading cruise ship accident and injury law firm. We are equipped with 16 full-time maritime lawyers across our eight nationwide office locations and have been fighting for the rights of injured crew passengers and crew members for more than 50 years. Collectively, we have more than 200 years of combined experience, handled more than 3,000 cases, and recovered $300,000,000+ for our clients since we first opened our doors back in 1971.

It comes as no surprise that we have been awarded numerous awards and accolades, including four of our attorneys being selected to “Best Lawyers” ®, being named to “Lawyer of the Year” ® in Admiralty and Maritime (Miami), and Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. being named to “Best Law Firms” ® by US News & World Report every year since 2016. We are uniquely qualified to help shore excursion accident victims across the world recover the compensation they are entitled to despite their feelings of being overwhelmed or intimidated by the claims process. Cruise line shore excursion cases are among the most difficult and complex maritime claims involving numerous issues regarding jurisdiction and agency. Yet we successfully resolve these cases on a routine basis. Bring us your shore excursion cases, and we will help you through this process.

Founding attorney Charles Lipcon has extensive experience handling maritime law and cruise ship accident claims and has handled landmark cases that permanently changed the way the United States handles cases of this nature. Many of our attorneys have appeared as experts in maritime and cruise ship accident laws on nationwide news programs and talk shows as well. We are confident in our ability to help you get through these trying times, hold liable parties accountable, and help you and your family obtain a successful outcome in your case.

Read on to learn more about how our shore excursion accident law firm can help you demand justice. Contact us today for a free consultation so we can put our unparalleled success in cruise ship accidents and maritime injury claims to work for you.

The attorneys at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman not only have extensive experience handling personal injury and wrongful death claims arising out of shore excursion accidents, but also have a proven track record of success in this area.

We have established legal precedent in a number of landmark cases that were taken to trial on behalf of our clients, and in the process, we have helped shape the law in these matters, expanding the legal rights of all shore excursion victims.

Our cruise ship lawyers are currently representing a number of the victims involved in the White Island Volcano eruption that resulted in a significant loss of life during a cruise ship shore excursion. We also successfully handled a Royal Caribbean shore excursion accident in which a bus crashed, leaving some of the 36 passengers with significant injuries. We have handled other similar incidents involving crashes during shore excursions which left many passengers injured. We continue to work tirelessly on our client’s behalf in order to obtain for them the maximum recovery under the law and to continue to try to expand the law regarding shore excursion liability.

If you have ever been on a cruise or researched various cruise options, you probably already know that there is a seemingly endless supply of “shore excursions” made available to cruisers in each and every port of call that a cruise ship makes. Shore excursions are a major money maker for the cruise industry, and on the flip side, they are also a source of many injuries to cruise ship passengers.

Sustaining an injury during a shore excursion is a lot different than being hurt while on the ship because it raises a host of issues regarding jurisdiction; that is, whether the shore excursion provider can be sued in the United States. These unique issues of maritime law make it all the more important to immediately contact an experienced maritime attorney to help you navigate through what can be a very difficult time.

Perhaps most importantly, if you are hurt during a shore excursion, you are likely still subject to the one-year statute of limitations. This means that you must hire a lawyer and file a lawsuit within one year of the date of the incident, otherwise, your claim could be barred.

The cruise lines that provide information regarding the excursions often claim that such activities are “fun and safe.” Unsuspecting passengers who are interested in partaking in the excursions offered typically trust the cruise line’s word, especially if they are the ones advertising it online or onboard the ship. Sadly, though, just about any cruise ship injury lawyer can tell you that accidents do take place during shore excursions, and when they do, you might face a serious legal battle.

If a person is injured while on a shore excursion, he or she should be aware that liability for the accident can extend to a variety of different parties who may be at fault; but holding all appropriate parties responsible can be a very complex and challenging process. As a matter of fact, a lot of shore excursion agreements have clauses within them that try to waive or limit the cruise line’s or excursion operator’s liability. Still, anyone who has been hurt should contact a knowledgeable attorney right away to ensure that the most effective arguments are made under the law.

What Types of Accidents Can Occur During Shore Excursions?

When people think of shore excursions, they don’t often consider the possibility that they may get hurt while participating in the activity. Some of the injuries incurred may be more severe than others and some may require as little care as simple first aid, while others may need emergency medical attention. Nonetheless, a cruise ship injury lawyer who handles these types of cases on a regular basis knows that certain accidents that take place in relation to an excursion are more common than others.

For example, some participants might experience serious injuries during snorkeling and/or diving activities, zip-line activities, parasailing, rock climbing, and hiking activities. Also, individuals who are taking part in shore excursions may get hurt due to accidents that take place on the transport vehicles that take them to and from the shore, as well as tender boat incidents.

Our Shore Excursion Accident Attorneys Identify Liable Parties and Make Them Pay

Our leading shore excursion accident attorneys have extensive experience and knowledge of cruise ship accident and maritime injury laws across the globe. Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. is proud to have four attorneys named as “Best Lawyers” ® and been named as one of the “Best Law Firms” ® in America by US News & World Report for the last seven years. When you suffer critical injuries in a shore excursion accident and do not know where to turn for help, our team is uniquely equipped to guide you through the claims process and maximize the compensation you recover.

If you or someone you love has suffered life-threatening or fatal injuries in a shore excursion accident, do not hesitate. Contact us immediately or give our office a call at 877–233–1238 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation and speak with a reputable maritime injury attorney.