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Were You Hurt in a Cruise Ship Accident and Need Help Getting Compensation for Your Injuries?

If so, you need a law firm with a proven record of success representing thousands of passengers who have been seriously injured, hurt or medically impaired in accidents while on a cruise vacation.

Injured? We can help. —  the Cruise Ship Injury Law Firm of Waks and Barnett, P.A.

We understand the pain and frustration our clients are going through. Our goal is to take that weight from you and provide you the trusted, legal representation you need…and the outcome you deserve!

Our Promise To You:

We fight the cruise lines, their legal department and the insurance adjustors to help you and your family receive fair compensation for your injuries, your medical bills and your wages for lost time at work.


We Can Help You File a Lawsuit Against the Cruise Lines


Yes, I Need a Lawyer. How Do I Get Started?

First and foremost, we’d like to talk to you about your accident, your injuries and all of the details surrounding your case.

Our cruise ship injury attorneys will help you determine if you have a case. As part of a free consultation in the office or over the phone, we will ask you a series of questions to determine if your claim has merit.

Some of those questions would include: 

  • When and where did the accident occur?
  • What injuries did you receive?
  • How did the injury happen?
  • Do you believe the cruise line or a crew member was at fault for your injury?

Understanding the circumstances surrounding your injury will allow us to determine if you have a case against the cruise line.

We Represent You During the Lawsuit

We will thoroughly review your potential case, investigate the facts surrounding your accident and create a plan of action for pursuing compensation for your injuries.

If you choose to have us represent you, we’ll send a retainer package. From there, we’ll represent you and work toward resolution, either through a settlement with the cruise line or through a decision made by the court.

Remember, there is no fee charged to you for our services. We work on a ‘contingency fee‘ basis which means there is no charge for our services unless you receive compensation from the cruise line.

Our clients need help! It’s why they turn to us investigate their injury claims and file lawsuits on their behalf against the cruise lines for slip and fall accidents, swimming pool accidents, cases of medical negligence, rape and sexual assault and crew member injury claims.

25 Years of Cruise Injury Law Experience Working for You

Our cruise ship accident lawyers have been helping injured passengers and crew members for more than 25 years. We help you understand your rights as a passenger or crew member and will assist you in filing an injury claim against the cruise line.

If you believe negligence played a role in your injury (whether on the cruise or on a cruise excursion), please contact our office. We’ve seen hundreds, if not thousands of injuries suffered on cruise ships – and many are eligible for legal action!

Meet Our Cruise Ship Injury Lawyers

Your case is not our first case. That’s an important point to make.

Cruise ship injury law is different from other areas of the law and your local attorney is not likely to have experience dealing with the complexity of cruise injury claims. Our highly experienced lawyers have handled thousands of cases and understand how to create effective strategies for successful representation of your case.

When you call our office, you’ll speak to one of our lawyers: Andrew Waks, Joel Barnett or Jennifer Thompson.

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We Help Hurt Cruise Ship Passengers

Working with a cruise line to file an injury claim can be a complicated and frustrating process, especially when you try to do it alone. The best results generally come when an injured passenger hires a lawyer to help with their case.

We help passengers by representing them, by using our knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding cruise injury claims and by utilizing our specific experience dealing with cruise ship accidents

We are available for consultation regarding personal injury claims and will speak with you even if you are unsure about whether you have a valid claim or not. Many passengers don’t even realize they can sue a cruise line until the talk with a lawyer.

Most importantly, we help injured passengers get:

  • Compensation for their injuries, pain and suffering
  • Payments for doctor’s bills, surgery and other medical bills
  • Money for missed time at work or lost wages

Accidents are More Common Than Most People Believe

Accidents can occur aboard the ship, in cabins or bathrooms, on stairways, on wet or slippery decks, because of defective equipment and as a result of assaults by crew members. They can also occur off the ship, on gangways, getting on or off tenders or even during shore excursions.

Common injuries include:

  • Neck and back injuries, bulging and herniated disks
  • Knee injuries
  • Broken legs, ankles, wrists and arms
  • Concussions and head injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • A variety of ‘slip and fall’ related injuries

People are Hurt and Injured on All Cruise Lines

It is unfortunate, but with more than 20 million passengers traveling on cruise ships each year, accidents and related injuries are bound to happen.

They happen on all cruise lines including Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Celebrity, Disney Cruises, Princess Cruises and Holland America as well as other cruise ship lines.

Lawyers who work for the cruise lines are continually dealing with claims from injured passengers. It’s important to note that the cruise lines will work very hard to delay, avoid or minimize potential claims so they don’t have to pay money and admit fault. And that is one of the main reasons why passengers and their families hire cruise ship injury lawyers to represent them.

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Remember, most injury claims filed against a cruise line must be done within a short period of time. This is dictated by the cruise lines. The contract you signed when booking your travel ticket will indicate when injury claims need to be filed.

Generally, cruise lines dictate that claims must be filed within 1 year of the injury and also require a notice to file claim within 6 months of the injury.

Keep in mind that each cruise line has different requirements, but because of these deadlines, it’s often imperative to contact an attorney as soon as you are possibly able to after your injury even if you are unsure if you have a valid reason for a lawsuit.

Injury claims can be dismissed if filing deadlines are missed and that could leave you without the financial compensation you may have deserved.

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Please keep in mind that the days and months following a cruise ship injury can be emotionally frustrating, especially if you are dealing with painful injuries and mounting medical bills. After 25 years of helping hurt passengers, we understand what you are going through.

But remember, the time frame in which you can file a lawsuit against the cruise line is very short. Most passengers are not even aware that they can sue a cruise line to be compensated for their injuries, or who to talk to, or how the legal process works. That should not keep you from contacting an attorney however.

It’s extremely important to know that you don’t have to make that decision yourself. Our experienced cruise ship lawyers can help by answering any and all questions regarding your specific situation during a free consultation. Don’t hesitate. Your ability to seek financial compensation from the cruise lines can be greatly impacted by making a short phone call.