Miami Cruise Ship Accident Attorney
A cruise may be the last place you expect to suffer a personal injury, but an accident can happen anywhere, at any time – even on vacation. If you or a family member has fallen victim to a preventable injury on a cruise ship, you may have grounds to file a claim against the cruise line. Review our page regarding cruise line ticket contracts and each specific cruise line so that you preserve your claim. Contact us for strong, personalized legal services based out of Miami, Florida.
Why Choose Us
Our lawyers specialize in cruise law, with years of extensive experience representing cruise ship injury victims. Our lawyers have handled cases involving cruise ship accidents including slip and falls, crew member accidents, medical negligence onboard, sexual assaults, shore excursion accidents, and more. We only accept a limited number of clients so each can benefit from our full attention and services. Additionally, we offer initial free case evaluations to determine whether you have grounds for recovery before proceeding with a case or claim.
Common Causes of Cruise Ship Accidents
Cruise ship accidents most often stem from someone else’s negligence. Onboard a cruise ship, the entire crew – from captain to cleaning crew – is responsible for passengers’ health and safety. It is each employee’s professional duty to reasonably prevent personal injury accidents. The following mistakes are the most common causes of cruise ship accidents and injuries:
- Poor cruise ship maintenance
- Crew member negligence
- Negligent design of the cruise ship
- Dangerous flooring materials selected for pool decks
- Failure to prepare for emergency situations at sea
- Lack of proper medical treatment onboard
- Negligent security
No matter what you believe caused your cruise ship accident, seek counsel from an experienced personal injury lawyer. You could have grounds for a personal injury claim. If so, a lawyer can help you file your claim or case and fight for fair compensation for your injuries. You may be eligible to recover your medical costs, pain and suffering damages, lost wages, and more.
What to Do After a Cruise Ship Accident
After suffering injuries in any type of cruise ship accident, review your rights with help from a Miami personal injury lawyer. Schedule a free consultation with a law firm that has experience handling cruise ship injuries specifically. Stay calm and seek medical attention right away. Document the facts of your case if you can, such as where it happened, what hazards contributed, who witnessed your accident, and how the cruise ship staff handled your complaint. Then, talk to a maritime lawyer in Miami. It is essential that you take certain steps to comply with the terms of your ticket contract. An experienced cruise ship lawyer will be sure to preserve your claim.
Who Is Liable?
The liable party for a cruise ship accident is most likely the cruise line. If one of the ship’s employees caused your accident, the cruise company will be liable for that employee’s negligence. In addition, the cruise line is responsible to provide you with a safe ship for your vacation. If the cruise ship fails to meet that responsibility the cruise line may be liable. Moreover, your case could have more than one liable party, like a product manufacturer, shore excursion provider, or another passenger.
Why Do You Need a Lawyer?
A lawyer can help you with every stage of your cruise ship accident claim, from identifying the liable parties to negotiating a higher settlement. While you focus on healing from your personal injuries, your attorney can handle the legwork of your lawsuit. You won’t have to worry about missing an important deadline or settling for less than you deserve. A cruise line won’t take advantage of you with help from an attorney.
Contact Us Today
All cruise ship accident victims should have the benefit of legal representation during injury claims. If your accident involved one of the Miami based cruise lines, odds are you will need to file your claim in Florida. The cruise ship accident lawyers at the Flanagan Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Law Firm, P.A can help. Contact us to request a consultation with the experienced cruise ship accident lawyers at our firm.