If you have been injured while on a cruise, you should know that time is of the essence. In many cases, you may only have one year from the date of the accident to bring legal action against the cruise line. Additionally, it is likely that you can only file suit through Miami courts if you hope to take your case to litigation.

This is because the ticket that you purchase acts as a contract between you and the cruise line. This contract includes a statute of limitation that requires you to bring legal action against the cruise line within a specific amount of time and file suit in specific venues. When your livelihood is riding on the best possible outcome on your cruise injury accident claim, you deserve an attorney that is well-versed in the intricacies of cruise law, including the dynamic statute of limitations and forum selection clause. You deserve a cruise ship accident attorney like Michael T. Flanagan.


There are special rules and regulations that apply to maritime cases and cruise ship accident cases. Because of its expansive history and changes over time, maritime law is one of the most complex areas of practice. Michael T. Flanagan has successfully brought legal action against many major cruise lines, including Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, Carnival, Celebrity Cruises, and others.

When you are on a cruise ship, the cruise line has a duty to provide you safe travel and accommodations. Whether you were a paying passenger on the cruise or employed by the cruise line at the time of your injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Our firm can provide compassionate, yet aggressive legal representation for many types of claims and cases, including:

Slip and Fall

Whether the accident happened on deck, while getting on the ship, or disembarking for an excursion, slip and fall claims against cruise lines are some of the most highly litigated.

Medical Negligence

A seemingly minor injury can become something much more serious if you’ve suffered unnecessary pain, suffering, or inconvenience because of a negligent act or omission by the ship’s medical team

Man Overboard

Whether this accident happens while the cruise ship is at sea or while in port, the cruise line has a duty to search for, locate, and rescue the victim. Cases such as these can be very complex and benefit from experienced counsel.