Cruise Ship Accidents
South Florida is one of the most popular and most active cruise ship hubs in the nation. Miami is the headquarters for large cruise ship corporations such as Carnival Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean. Each year, the number of passengers vacationing on cruise ships continues to increase and as a result, the amount of crime, injuries and accidents continue to increase. Cruise ships are unique in that they act as independent cities existing away from the main land. Just as in a city, accidents and crime routinely happens aboard cruise ship vessels. However, unlike a city, there is little to no police force aboard a cruise ship to protect passengers. While cruise lines expect their staff to provide some assistance to victims, many major cruise lines also expect their staff to downplay the incident so as to not alert other guests that a crime, accident or injury has occurred. This allows cruise shops to continue with the belief that accidents and crime do not occur on cruise ships and its premises when in fact many injuries do occur. Cruise ships owe their passengers a duty to keep the ship safe. This is not always the case, and when the ship is not safe substantial injuries can occur including broken bones, neck and back problems, disfigurement and deformity and even death.
Cruise ship accidents can include:
- Slip or trip and falls from wet decks
- Accidents at port
- Attacks or assaults aboard the ship
- Physical or sexual assaults (“rape”) by a crew member or other passenger
- Accidents during cruise-sponsored excursions
- Medical Negligence
- General staff negligence
- Pool and slide related injuries
- Negligent security
- Wrongful death
Bringing a claim against a cruise line can be frustrating and difficult. Typically, cruise tickets contain special provisions that limit passenger rights and limit the types of claims that can be brought in court. For example, cruise ship injury related claims often have a one-year statute of limitations. Additionally, tickets often specify the location in which claims must be brought. Because Miami is one of the largest and most popular ports, many major cruise lines force victims to bring claims in Miami once they enter into the cruise contract. Because of these strict restrictions it is important you call the Miami cruise ship accident lawyers at Friedland | Carmona today to review the facts of your claim and to advise you of your rights and what steps need to be taken. The Miami cruise ship injury attorneys at Friedland | Carmona are experienced in litigating these types of cases and recovering substantial compensation for their clients. If you have been the victim of someone else’s negligence while working on or vacationing on a cruise ship, call the attorneys at Friedland | Carmona today! If you are not a Florida citizen, it is even more crucial that you contact a Miami cruise ship attorney who is knowledgeable about the special laws that apply to cruise lines. The attorneys at Friedland | Carmona possess the special skills necessary to ensure you recover the compensation you deserve!
Jonathan Friedland has been handling cruise ship injury cases and other boating accidents in the state of Florida for over twenty years and has a track record of success as an injury attorney. He has recovered millions for dollars of his clients. You should not suffer as a result of someone else’s negligence. Let Jonathan Friedland and the attorneys at Friedland | Carmona fight for the recovery you deserve!
Call the Carnival Cruise accident lawyers at Friedland | Carmona at 305-661-2008 or fill out the contact information to your left to receive your FREE consultation; Mr. Friedland will meet with you and your family to discuss your options and advise you as to what actions need to be taken. Many victims never get the settlement they deserve because they are unsure if they have a claim. Don’t hesitate—Contact the Royal Caribbean cruise ship accident attorneys at Friedland | Carmona today! Let our family take care of your family!