Where To Go With A Cruise Ship Injury Case

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November 2, 2018
Colson Hicks Eidson

Getting a cruise ship injury is common, but there are specific rules that must be followed. After you are injured, you must bring your case to a specific place, and it must be within a specific timeframe. You must understand that your contract will overrule any deadline that would have been permissible by the state otherwise. Call Colson Hicks Eidson at 305-476-7400 for more information.

Video Transcription: If you are injured as a result of the negligence of a cruise operator let’s say you pay for a ticket and you’re on a cruise, and they don’t put the net on the swimming pool and you dive in and crack your head on the bottom of the swimming pool, or because they didn’t turn on the lights, or they didn’t cover the pool, or they didn’t have a lifeguard or what— one of a million different things that can happen. You have a certain amount of period in your contract. Your rights are going to be governed by the contract that you entered into when you bought your ticket on that cruise. Most of those contracts require you to bring the case in Miami, Florida or Broward County. That’s where most of these cruise companies are located and they usually have a venue provision, and that venue means that’s the place where you can bring a claim. You have to notify them within six months that you’re gonna bring a claim against the company, and you have to bring it within a year. And if you don’t, you’re barred even if that state allows you to bring a claim in two or four years. That contract determines how long the period is that you have to bring the case. Call Colson Hicks Eidson 305-476-7400 or go to our website https://www.colson.com for more information.