What To Do If You Were Hurt On A Cruise

5 Things to Do If You Were Hurt on a Cruise Ship in Miami

When you’ve been injured in an accident, it can be challenging to think about anything but your pain and inconvenience. This is especially true if you are hurt while on a cruise and your vacation comes to an abrupt end. However, if you believe your injury resulted from the negligence of a crew member or the cruise line itself, there are a few things that should be done as soon as possible to document your injury. Taking the following actions will be beneficial in the event you have to bring legal action against the responsible party or entity.

For your free case evaluation, contact our firm today at (305) 638-4143.

At Flanagan & Bodenheimer Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Law Firm, we focus on handling cruise injury cases and are well-versed in maritime law. With experience handling cases against seven major cruise lines, our attorneys have the knowledge and the skills necessary to aggressively represent your case against the major cruise lines in federal court.

What to Do After You Are Hurt on a Miami Cruise Ship

  1. You should immediately report your injury to the ship’s crew and report to the ship’s medical center to be evaluated.
  2. If possible, take photographs of the condition(s) that caused your injury. Do not rely on the ship’s crew to take photos. They are often instructed to remedy the condition(s) that caused your injury and then take photographs of the area after the situation has been remedied. Needless to say, these photos will not help you in your claim against the cruise line.
  3. Be very careful when you complete your Guest Injury Statement. This form has been designed by the cruise company’s legal counsel to prompt you to provide answers that may hurt your case against the cruise line.
  4. Contact a cruise accident attorney as soon as possible. By contacting a personal injury lawyer, you will obtain a free case evaluation and learn more about your rights. There is no commitment or legal relationship formed by this free consultation.
  5. Within 1 year from the date of your accident, file your case. Many cruise lines strip you of your normal legal rights when you agree to their ticket contract. Even though you may have never signed or been provided with the ticket contract, the cruise line will often argue your implied consent by agreeing to vacation on the ship. Some of the most important rights that are changed by the ticket contract is the statute of limitations. In Florida, negligence cases are subject to a four-year statute of limitations. This means that you would have four years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit.

If you were injured during your cruise vacation, feel free to call our firm to learn more about your rights and the unique legal issues involved in your maritime case.

We have experience handling cases against the following cruise lines:

Request your initial consultation by calling us at (305) 638-4143 or filling out our online form today.

Flanagan & BodenheimeR

When It CountsTM
  • When It Counts™

    An injury can turn your life upside down. When it matters most to you, it matters most to us. Trust our team of dedicated attorneys to effectively and efficiently advocate on your behalf.

  • Dedicated Counsel

    Our skilled attorneys take the time to meet with you one on one to understand your case and your goals. Unlike others we don't just care about your compensation, we care about your recovery.

  • Transparency Throughout

    Our team understands that you are going through something difficult and we have made it our mission to walk alongside you and provide you with all of your legal options.

  • Innovative Strategies

    When you work with our team, you have a dedicated group of attorneys all motivated to help you win. At our firm we believe each case is unique, and thus deserves a unique legal plan.

    From day one, Zachary worked my case with diligence, professionalism & compassion.

    “When faced with the repercussions of a personal injury, choosing the right lawyer for the work ahead is absolutely imperative. When this daunting task fell upon me following a motor vehicle accident, ...”

    - Josh N.
    It is because of your help that I am in a better position now than I was before.

    “I felt always that you had my best interests at heart and looked out for me. Thank you team you have changed my life and I think of you with gratitude.”

    - A.S.
    I cannot recommend them enough!

    “They have been attentive, knowledgeable, and personally invested in our case. Having them on our side has put us at ease in this very difficult time. Thank you guys so much!”

    - David G.
    He will definitely fight for your cause.

    “Mike is an incredible attorney and is very knowledgeable, hard-working, and caring. He will definitely fight for your cause and will keep you in the loop while doing so!”

    - Esther A.
    He took the reins and made everything so easy for me.

    “As a personal injury lawyer, he is one of the most intelligent, caring, and committed professionals I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Zach personally guided me every step of the way, through insurance companies, doctors, etc.”

    - Lisa C.

When it counTsTM

Make the Right Choice
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.