Cruise Ship Injury or Wrongful Death?
Cruise lines must ensure that all of their passengers and workers are safe from the zone of risk of serious injury and death. If you suffered injuries while cruising or on a ship sponsored excursion, and you think that the cruise line failed to reasonably protect you from injury or harm, you may be entitled to recover damages.
Many accidents occur in international locations and ports, which complicate claims. But, our cruise ship accident attorneys will assist victims of cruise line negligence both in Florida and around the world. We will use international maritime laws to help secure recoveries for our clients.
Our firm, in conjunction will other law firms, will represent clients seriously injured, killed or hurt by the carelessness of the cruise line, an excursion operator, a crewmember, or another passenger. We also can assist in the event a passenger falls overboard, disappears and or is injured on a shore excursion.
Cruise Ship Accident Attorneys
We are located in Miami. Many of the world’s biggest cruiselines operate their ships and have headquarters in Miami. So it makes sense to hire attorneys in Miami that are experienced in tort cases.
Over the past 30 years, the attorneys at Sonn Law have represented many victims of tort claims. We have sued some of the most powerful corporations in the United States. Sonn Law has established a reputation for representing victims in tort cases against some of the most powerful companies in the United States. Our clients include those who sustained injuries in many types of accidents.
In one case, our client was in a vehicle that rolled over as the result of an accident. We were able to secure the entire insurance policy, some $900,000, for the injured client.
Common Cruise Ship Accidents
Cruise ship injuries generally may result from the negligence of the cruise line, crewmembers, excursion operators and even other passengers. Some of the most common causes of cruise ship accidents may include:
- Unsafe conditions, such as slippery surfaces or railings
- A Failure to Properly Inspect or Vet excursion companies
- Lack of Security
- Assault or Battery
- Defective or a Lack of adequate safety equipment
- Navigational error, crashes or capsizing
- Contaminated food causing bacterial infection or injury
- A lack of or improper ship maintenance
- Defective equipment
- Failure to adequately train crewmembers
Pursuing Compensation for Cruise Ship Injuries
The cruise line can be held liable and responsible to pay for serious personal injuries and the wrongful death of passengers and/or employees. Multiple companies may share interests or responsibilities for a single vessel, which may allow victims to recover from multiple companies or other sources. Moreover, other companies such as equipment or parts manufacturers or even other individual passengers, may also share responsibility to pay for injuries.
Cruise ships are subject to maritime laws. The Death on the High Seas Act, the Jones Act and International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) are often used in cases. Further, there are Maritime regulations that are strict guidelines that concern things like lifesaving equipment, regulating crew, navigation and control of the vessel.
When cruise lines fail their duty to you, passengers may be entitled to recovery under the Shipping Act of 1984. Further, employees have rights under the Jones Act. These laws and others may allow maritime injury victims to seek recovery and compensation for things like pain, suffering, medical bills and other injury-related expenses.
Find a Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer for Accidents at Home and Abroad
We offer representation on a contingency fee basis. That means we only get paid if you make a monetary recovery.
We will help victims with serious injury and death claims against all major cruise lines including Carnival, Royal Caribbean (RCCL), Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCCL), Princess Cruises, Disney Cruise Lines, Holland America, Celebrity, Costa, Seabourn, Regent, Crystal and other lesser known vessels
If you or a loved one were injured on a cruise ship don’t delay. Our Florida cruise ship accident attorneys will help you enforce your legal rights. Call Toll Free today 1-833-912-3000.