About Our Firm

We Represent Clients Who Were Injured in Cruise Ship Accidents

help for passengers hurt in cruise ship accidents or with injuriesWaks & Barnett attorneys practice in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death, with a specialization in Cruise Ship Injury and Accidents, Admiralty and Maritime cases.

With more than 60 years of combined experience, we have kept the firm small and selective so that we can devote our full attention and resources to our clients and their cases, many whom have suffered life-altering injuries and who need our help fighting against the big cruise lines.

We have successfully represented hundreds of people from around the world who have been seriously injured or killed either as passengers or working crew members on Cruise Ships, cargo vessels and recreational boats.

Many of these cases have resulted in settlements or judgments exceeding $1 million.

Our goal: to help injured passengers get the compensation they deserve

  • 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

We Are Cruise Ship Injury Lawyers

Waks & Barnett, P.A. has been privileged to represent cruise ship passengers from Florida, other U.S. states and many countries whose lives have been changed by shipboard accidents. Andrew Waks of our firm is Board Certified in admiralty and maritime law by the Florida Bar.

And We Work For You

After 25 years, our experience and familiarity with the litigation tactics of the cruise lines and the special requirements and limitations of maritime law give us a unique opportunity to achieve the best results for our clients.

Our concern, first and foremost, is in achieving the best possible result for our clients.

That means, from your first phone call to us until we resolve your claim, you can feel certain that we’re focused on providing you the best representation possible.

Our staff speaks Spanish as well as English.

Meet Our Cruise Ship Lawyers

andrew waks, miami cruise ship injury lawyer

Andrew Waks

joel barnett, miami cruise ship injury attorney

Joel Barnett

jennifer thompson, miami cruise accident lawyer

Jennifer Thompson

Experienced, Professional Attorneys

Andrew Waks and Joel Barnett have achieved the coveted AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest ethical and professional rating possible. Attorney’s for Cruise Ship Lawsuits in Miami

They are members of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers and sustaining members of the American Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Waks is also a member of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates.

For more information about our attorneys, click through to their personal profiles.

Andrew Waks
Joel Barnett
Jennifer Thompson

From our base in Miami, we have handled many other types of admiralty and maritime matters, including insurance claims and cargo losses.

While Waks & Barnett has a special expertise in maritime law, our attorneys are equally capable and experienced in all other types of personal injury cases, having achieved seven-figure settlements in other negligence cases, including medical malpractice and product liability.

Our attorneys are admitted to all state and federal courts in Florida, and are licensed in the District of Columbia.

Recent 2015 and 2014 Injury Claim Inquiries Include

Royal Caribbean: Broken glass injures passenger
Carnival Paradise: Poor lighting caused passenger to trip and suffer injury
Princess Cruise Line: Passenger severly injured during fall in the lounge
Carnival Triumph: Numerous passengers wanting to know their rights and better understand their ability to sue
Carnival Freedom: A family of four who became violently ill after misdiagnosis
Carnival Pride: Passenger suffered broken leg; no signs were posted about wet conditions
Various claims against MSC Cruises, Celebrity Cruise Line, Holland America and Royal Caribbean

Contact Our Firm Today

Injured on a cruise vacation? Need to speak with an attorney?
Please call us at this toll-free number: 800-905-2891.

Hurt on a Cruise?

We help victims get financial settlements to cover their pain & suffering, medical bills and lost time at work.

Call 1-800-905-2891 or enter your email below for a quick response.

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