Cruise Injury Attorneys Handling Worldwide Accident Lawsuits
Cruise Ship Lawyers with Four Decades of Successful Results
All cruise lines must ensure that their passengers and employees are not at risk for serious injuries aboard the ship. Whether you and your family are taking a cruise vacation, or if living and working as a crewmember aboard a cruise ship is your job, you may have legal rights to seek compensation if you sustain injuries due to a cruise ship accident. Our cruise injury attorneys help clients hurt by the carelessness of another crewmember, passenger or cruise line. We also assist in passenger disappearances and injuries on a shore excursion.
As one of the nation’s leading injury litigation firms, we have represented a number of landmark personal injury cases. We have obtained numerous settlements and verdicts of over $1 million for our clients, including maritime and cruise ship cases. If you suffered injuries while aboard a cruise ship, and you believe that a cruise line failed in their duty to protect you from harm, you may be entitled to a recovery for your damages. Legal action can also spur change within the cruise ship industry, which routinely fails to enforce practical safety measures.
What are Common Causes of Cruise Ship Accidents?
Cruise lines that neglect to perform proper ship maintenance, use defective equipment or fail to adequately train crewmembers could be held responsible for serious personal injuries and the wrongful deaths of passengers as well as employees caused by their negligence.
Cruise ships must abide by all maritime laws. These include the Death on the High Seas Act, the Jones Act and International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). Maritime regulations give these companies strict guidelines. These guidelines concern how they must handle lifesaving equipment, regulate their crew as well as navigate and control the vessel. When they fail in this duty, passengers may have legal protection under the Shipping Act of 1984. Additionally, employees have rights under the Jones Act. Both laws allow maritime injury victims to seek compensation for their medical bills in addition to other injury-related expenses.
Find an Cruise Injury Attorney for Accidents Aboard and Off the Ship
Our work on behalf of cruise ship accident victims includes a jury verdict of $2.5 million. Miami cruise injury attorney Ervin A. Gonzalez obtained the verdict for an employee of Celebrity Cruises who sustained injuries because of cruise line negligence. This negligence involved Celebrity Cruises failing to provide a safe work environment or adequate medical care.
We offer experienced legal representation to individuals and their families affected by negligence while aboard cruise ships and work tirelessly to gain them the compensation they deserve. Contact our cruise accident lawyers if you believe the negligence of a cruise line, cruise line employee or another played a part in your cruise ship accident injuries.