Cruise Ship Accidents
People expect cruise ships to provide safe, clean living quarters with a pleasant crew. Unfortunately, thousands of passengers are injured on cruise ships every year. Cruise ship injury lawsuits are typically subject to a short statute of limitations, in addition to being subject to Florida, federal, and international maritime laws. Our attorneys understand the complexity associated with cruise ship injury claims. If you or a loved one has been injured on a cruise ship, we can help.
Cruise Ships Try to Limit Liability and Lawsuits
There are many restrictions on cruise ship injury lawsuits. Many cruise ship tickets contain contracts limiting the liability that cruise ships have and various prerequisites that must be met for a claim to be filed. The statue of limitations is often very tight, as stated on the cruise ship ticket contract. Many cruise lines have also been adding clauses in their contracts limiting cruise ship lawsuits to Florida jurisdiction only. These restrictive clauses effectively require that cruise ship lawsuits are handled by a Florida firm, regardless of the port of departure or the victim’s residence. At Lawlor & Associates, we are experienced in handling cruise ship injury lawsuits and can successful handle cruise ship injury claims.
Cruise Ship Visitor Injury
Florida law mandates that cruise ships have a responsibility to make sure that their passengers are safe on the ship and when being transported between the ship and shore. Unfortunately, the following are common cruise ship injuries:
- Slip and falls
- Falling overboard
- Injuries from fires on the ship
- Viruses or illnesses from food
- Injuries during on-shore activities or activities abroad the ship
- Dock accidents
- Medical malpractice or medical negligence
- Sexual assault
If you have been injured on a cruise ship, it is important that you seek immediate medical attention and report the incident. In addition, it is important to consult with an experienced cruise passenger injury lawyer. If you or someone that you care about has been injured on a cruise ship or during a cruise, please contact us for a free consultation.
Cruise Ship Crew Member Injury
Lawlor & Associates represents those with Martime and Admiralty disputes, specifically cruise passengers and cruise ship crew members. We cover claims by cruise ship workers against their employer and the owners or operators of the vessels upon which they serve. If you work for a cruise ship and you have been injured, we can help.
Our Experienced Cruise Ship Lawyers Can Help
If you need a South Florida law firm that will fight for your rights in a cruise ship injury case, or any personal injury case, contact the attorneys at Lawlor & Associates. Please call us at 561-372-3500 or fill out a form online today for a free consultation.