Cruise Ship Injury Lawyers 1
It is estimated that more than nine million passengers travel on pleasure cruises departing North American ports each year, and many of these leave from Florida ports. While this number has increased significantly in just the past five years, the safety aboard these ships has not correspondingly increased. Claims of injuries, assaults by crew members, and violent illnesses have become seemingly commonplace.
If you have been injured on a cruise ship it is crucial that you retain an experienced cruise ship injury lawyer quickly. Leesfield Scolaro has extensive experience with cases involving cruise ships and boating accidents. Our team of experienced cruise ship lawyers understand that the special considerations involved, including shortened statutes of limitations and venue selection, must be immediately addressed as they are controlled by the terms of the passenger ticket. Our cruise ship injury attorneys will aggressively pursue the maximum compensation provided by law. For a complete list of the firm's representative results, go to our Verdicts and Settlements section.
The cruise ship contract, which is usually contained in the ticket package, typically provides that a passenger must provide notice of a cruise ship injury claim to the cruise line within six months and commence a lawsuit within one year. While cruise ship injury cases typically settle out of court, it is critical to retain a cruise ship injury attorney as soon as possible after the accident. Contacting a lawyer quickly also enables us to document unsafe conditions on the ship and interview witnesses or crew members while they are in port or return to port on subsequent sailings.
The cruise ship injury lawyers at Leesfield Scolaro have handled all types of injuries occurring on a vacation cruise, including slip and fall accidents; water slide, wave pool and swimming pool accidents; accidents on cruise line-approved excursions at ports of call; sexual assault or physical assault by cruise ship crew members or other passengers; contaminated food resulting in severe illness; and cruise ship medical negligence.
To contact one of our experienced cruise ship injury attorneys call our Miami law office today at 800-836-6400 or click here for a free and full case evaluation.