Norwegian Cruise Ship Accident Attorney in Miami
Many Norwegian cruise ship passengers don’t expect to suffer personal injuries onboard, yet it happens to hundreds of people every year. If you’ve become the victim of a cruise ship slip and fall, overboard accident, swimming pool injury, food poisoning, norovirus illness, act of violence, or assault, contact our firm. We seek justice for cruise ship accident victims in Florida.
Why Choose Us
At the Flanagan Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Law Firm, P.A., we focus on the person behind the personal injury claim. Cruise ship injury victims trust us with their most complex claims because we dedicate the time and attention they require for maximum results. We accept cases multiple other law firms reject – often winning multimillion-dollar settlements in the process. We don’t shy away from complicated or difficult cruise ship injury claims. Our firm wants to help victims any way they can, starting with free legal consultations in Miami.
Common Causes of Cruise Ship Accidents
Like most other personal injury accidents, cruise ship incidents often come down to negligence. If Norwegian Cruise Line and all its crewmembers fulfilled their duties to operate a safe, efficient ship, the risk of personal injury accidents would be low. In many cases, however, negligent cruise companies and their employees break the rules and escalate the odds of a personal injury accident. The following are common causes of Norwegian cruise accidents:
- Slip, trip, and fall hazards
- Improper boat operation
- Lack of swimming pool/spa supervision
- Unsafe premises
- Fires and floods
- Poor food storage or handling
- Negligent security
- Acts of violence
- Poorly trained employees
Whether you know exactly what caused your recent Norwegian cruise accident or need to request an accident investigation, we can help. Our attorneys have years of experience handling cruise ship injury claims in Florida. We can identify who or what caused your injuries, answer the question of liability, and file your claim against the appropriate party.
What to Do After a Cruise Ship Accident
After a Norwegian cruise ship accident, request medical care immediately. All cruise ships have medical facilities onboard in case of personal injuries or serious illnesses. Report your accident to cruise ship authorities. Then, take photographs of the scene of your accident and your injuries. Documenting what happened is an important part of creating a personal injury claim. Finally, call our law firm at (305) 638-4143 for a free injury consultation.
Who Is Liable?
Norwegian Cruise Lines are liable for many cruise-related accidents and injuries. It is the cruise company’s legal duty to maintain safe ships for passengers. Ship-related hazards or negligent employees come down to cruise line responsibility. Going up against a cruise company like Norwegian, however, isn’t always easy. Norwegian expends significant resources to fight passenger injury claims. You need an attorney to help your claim succeed.
Why Do You Need a Lawyer?
A cruise ship injury lawyer can help you fight back against a cruise company’s negligence. Instead of accepting the cruise line “isn’t liable” for accidents that happen on board, learn your real rights with help from an attorney. Signing an onboard activity waiver or purchasing a cruise ticket doesn’t necessarily mean forfeiting your rights to compensation. Hiring a lawyer can help you obtain damage recovery through an insurance settlement and/or personal injury lawsuit in Florida.
Contact Us Today
If you’re curious about your legal opportunities after a Norwegian cruise ship accident, contact our Miami accident attorneys. We have years of experience representing cruise ship accident claims and know exactly how to walk you through your case. From meeting the cruise line’s claim-filing deadline (usually one year) to negotiating a higher settlement amount, our lawyers can help with every step of your case. Start with a free legal consultation, either at our local law office or in your home or hospital. Call (305) 638-4143 today.