What To Do If You've Been Hurt On A Cruise Ship
Nobody expects to be harmed while either working on a cruise ship or enjoying a cruise ship vacation. Cruise ship workers expect to be provided with a safe working environment and cruise ship guests expect to enjoy a safe vacation while aboard a cruise, yet many people are injured or killed in cruise ship accidents resulting from cruise line negligence. Inadequate security, failure to maintain the property and failure to inspect the property frequently contribute to the occurrence of serious injury and death on cruise ships. It is important that you know what to do if you’ve been hurt on a cruise ship.
With more boats and cruises, there are more opportunities for injuries. Safety measures on cruise ships have not necessarily increased with the greater number of travelers; accidents, physical assaults, illness, and even passenger disappearances are all possibilities. In such cases the cruise ship line may be liable, although in these cases damages are not easy to recover. If you’ve been hurt on a cruise ship you must speak with experienced cruise ship accident attorneys as soon as possible. They can make the decision whether it is in your best interests to proceed with litigation.
The cruise ship accident lawyers at Leesfield Scolaro have extensive experience with cases involving cruise ship and boating accidents. We know exactly what you need to do after you’ve been hurt on a cruise ship. We know that there are special considerations, including shortened statutes of limitations and venue selection, that must be immediately addressed as they are controlled by the terms of the passenger ticket. Our cruise ship accident attorneys will aggressively pursue the maximum compensation provided by law for our clients. For a complete list of the firm's representative results, go to our Verdicts and Settlements section.
Due to statutes of limitations, the time to bring a cruise liability claim is limited, often only six months or one year from the incident date. If you’ve been hurt on a cruise ship it is important to consult with cruise ship accident lawyers immediately to protect your legal rights. Leesfield Scolaro will fight for you to recover lost wages, past and future medical expenses, plus any damages allowed by law for emotional damages, pain and suffering, and mental anguish.
We handle cruise liability cases where clients slip and fall on cruise ships, trip and fall over inadequately marked thresholds, are struck by doors that do not have proper slowing mechanisms, and we have represented passengers who were raped or molested by cruise ship employees or fellow passengers. Our highly experienced cruise ship accident lawyers handle cases against all major Florida based cruise lines, including Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Celebrity.
If you’ve been hurt on a cruise ship contact our Miami law office today at 800-836-6400 or click here for a free and full case evaluation.