What Do I Do After a Cruise Ship Accident?

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February 7, 2017
Colson Hicks Eidson

Florida Cruise Injury Attorney Lewis “Mike” Eidson Explains What to Do After a Cruise Ship Accident

Our firm has seen it countless times; cruise ship accidents that leave victims with permanent injuries and family members grieving for lost loved ones. In this video, Miami cruise injury attorney Lewis “Mike” Eidson explains why cruise ship accidents happen and what rights victims have to pursue justice.

Video Transcription

There are many many different types of accidents that occur on cruise ships or in connection with cruise ship trips, that could result in injury or death and litigation. If you’re injured as a result of, let’s say, diving into a pool where they left the water out. And it was dark and you didn’t know it. And they didn’t have a net over the swimming pool. Or they didn’t say no diving into the swimming pool. And you’re seriously injured, and you want to bring a case against a cruise line, the first thing you need to do is look at your ticket. That’s going to explain to you what your rights are. And almost all of the tickets today will say the venue, which is the place the case has to be brought, is in Miami, Florida. The second thing you need to know is that you should provide notice that you may bring a claim, or you feel like you’re entitled to bring a claim within six months of the accident. That’s what it states in the contract and that’s been upheld by the courts. The second thing on that contract will say that you’ve got to file the case within one year of the accident. The one-year statute of limitations on your right to go forward and make a case in court against the cruise ship, has been held legal and trumps a longer statute of limitations. And what that means is, if you don’t bring it within the time that’s allowed in the contract, it’s barred forever. If you have an accident, a serious accident, if you trip and fall and hurt your knee, I’m not talking about that. I’m talking about a serious injury or a death and you feel like there is some liability or some fault on the part of the cruise line or anybody connected with the cruise line, go see the attorney when you get back. And tell the Attorney what the facts are and let the Attorney handle it from there. Don’t you try to do it yourself. Call Colson Hicks Eidson, 305-476-7400, or go to our website, Colson.com for more information.