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If you have been injured while vacationing on a cruise ship, we can help you. We litigate claims of injured passengers aboard cruise ships leaving out of United States ports:

  • Baltimore, MD
  • Bar Harbor, ME
  • Bayonne, NJ
  • Boston, MA
  • Camden, ME
  • Catalina, CA
  • Charleston, SC
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Gaveston, TX
  • Gloucester, MA
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Martha's Vineyard, MA
  • Miami, Fl
  • Mobile, AL
  • Monterey, CA
  • New Orleans, LA
  • New York, NY
  • Newport, RI
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Port Canveral, FL
  • Portland, ME
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Fransisco, CA
  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • Savannah, GA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Staunton, VA
  • Tampa, FL
  • Williamsburg, VA

We have represented cruise ship passengers who have sustained trips and falls in hot tubs, over fire door threshholds, changes in elevations, design defects, falling objects, shore side excursions and food poisoning/outbreaks of Norwalk Virus and Legionella. We have litigated personal injury claims against Royal Caribbean Cruises, Carnival Corporation, Norweigan Cruise Lines, Disney Cruise Lines, Holland America to name a few.

Our maritime attorneys are experienced in the investigation and prosecution of cruise ship passenger injury and wrongful or accidental death claims. We are known for our responsiveness, thorough, and hands-on litigation style, investigative and negotiating skills, and our accessibility to our clients. We go wherever you need us to be.

U.S. Admiralty and Maritime Law is unique and not every attorney knows how to effectively litigate such claims. Our Maritime attorneys are experienced in litigating Maritime claims and have represented passengers in Maritime injury lawsuits against all major cruise lines, including Carnival, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean and other cruise lines.

The contractual terms on your cruise ship passenger ticket are critical and controlling in most circumstances. In consideration of payment, you, the passenger, received a written contract of passage. The forum selection clauses (which designates where a lawsuit must be filed) on cruise tickets are enforceable. Most of the major cruise lines, including Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Carnival, require that lawsuits be filed here, in Miami, Florida. Our maritime lawyers routinely represent Florida residents, and non-Florida residents alike, in maritime injury lawsuits in Miami, Florida.

The most critical contractual limitation on you cruise ticket is the provision regarding the time to file a lawsuit. Your ticket likely contains a provision that you have only one year in which to file a lawsuit. Florida negligence claims may be brought within four years or three years under general maritime law; however, the courts have held that Florida’s statute of limitation does not apply to passenger injury claims. In addition, your ticket likely states that you must provide the cruise line notice of your injury within six months of the incident. However, if you did not provide the notice within six months, it does not mean that you cannot file a lawsuit. Our maritime lawyers can help you with this.

Our Florida cruise ship injury lawyers have experience in litigating all types of injuries sustained on a cruise ship, including:

  • Cruise ship groundings
  • Hurricane-related accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Trip and fall accidents
  • Falls over dangerous bathroom thresholds or coamings
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Drownings
  • Fires
  • Physical assault by cruise ship employees
  • Sexual assault by cruise ship employees
  • Physical assault by other passengers
  • Sexual assault by other passengers
  • Inadequate ship security
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Food Poisoning (salmonella, etc.)
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Medical malpractice
  • Other serious cruise ship injuries

We can help you recover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. If a friend or relative died while vacationing while on a cruise ship, we can file a wrongful death claim on his or her behalf from any of our Florida offices.  We help injured passengers throughout Florida, the United States and the world who must file their lawsuits against cruise companies here in Miami, Florida.

To speak with one of our Maritime attorneys today call 800-940-8048. If you would like us to contact you, please use our contact form. Our attorneys never charge a fee for consultations and are available at night and on the weekends.

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