We are Carnival Cruise Ship Personal Injury Lawyers – Helping Hurt Passengers for More Than 25 Years
It’s unfortunate, but accidents and injuries are common on Carnival Cruise Ships. Our office receives calls and emails on a weekly basis from passengers who have been seriously hurt on their Carnival cruise vacation and need to speak with someone about their legal options.
If you’ve suffered a personal injury while sailing with Carnival and believe that your injury was sustained due to the negligence of the crew, the cruise line or even a fellow passenger, you may have a potential claim.
Can I Sue Carnival Cruise Line for My Accident?
Many passengers don’t even realize that the cruise line might be liable for injuries sustained while on the cruise. You may also not know that by filing a claim (assuming it can be proven the cruise line did something wrong) you can get a settlement or verdict against Carnival that will help pay for medical bills, missed time at work and other compensatory and punitive damages.
If you believe you have a claim against Carnival Cruise Lines – or even if you’re unsure about your options – you should speak with an attorney.
Yes – Our Lawyers Can Help You
Quite frankly, most people don’t know what to do if they’ve been involved in an accident. At first, most people focus their attention on getting proper medical treatment and going through rehab and recovery for their injuries. And you should.
It’s only when the medical bills start to pile up that passengers think about filing an injury claim or begin to seek the help of an attorney. This is when it’s time to contact a lawyer. We can help you file a claim (or take over if you’ve been frustrated with the process of filing an injury claim against Carnival Cruises yourself).
Call Waks and Barnett, P.A. at 1-800-905-2891 for a free consultation. We can help with the frustration and confusion you and your family may be experiencing.
>> BREAKING NEWS, Feb.16, 2018: Multiple news organizations report fights breaking out between crew and passengers aboard Carnival Legend cruise ship… Read more here.
What Can You Expect From Our Cruise Ship Attorneys?
If you’ve been injured on a Carnival Cruise vacation — or any other cruise, you want someone to fight for you against the cruise line attorneys, the insurance companies and other parties.
That is what we do for you – that is what you can expect from our firm and our attorneys. And while we can not guarantee results in the courtroom – no attorney can – we do guarantee that we will work diligently to achieve the best possible result for you.
If you or your family have questions about a cruise injury, accident or medical issue, please call us at this toll-free number: 800-905-2891.
Call Our Cruise Injury Attorneys: 1-800-905-2891.
Helping Hurt Passengers Who Were Involved in an Accident on Any Carnival Cruise Ships – Anywhere in the World
A Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer Can Help You Sue Carnival Cruise Line So You Can Get Money for Your Injuries
Concussions and Head Injuries
Broken Arms and Wrists
Broken Legs and Ankles
Hand and Finger Injuries
Neck and Spinal Cord Injuries
Back and Herniated Disk Injuries
Injuries Related to Weather
Physical Assault and Battery
Contusions, Cuts, Scrapes and Abrasions
Burns, Injuries Caused by Fire
Food Poisoning and Food Borne Illness
Pool Related Injuries
Slip in Fall in the Shower
Slip in Fall by Pool and Hot Tubs
Engine and Mechanical Failures
Theft of Valuables or Identity
File an Injury Claim Against Carnival Cruise Line
Because we’ve been handling cruise injury cases for so long, we know exactly which steps to take in order to properly and efficiently handle your claim. Our deep understanding of the law, the courts and the cruise lines means better results for you.
Our cruise injury lawyers specialize in:
- Passenger injury and accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Sexual assaults
- Medical negligence, misdiagnosis, malpractice and illness
- Tender accidents
- Shore excursion accidents
- Crew member injury and accidents
We are Experienced Carnival Cruise Ship Injury Lawyers in Miami, Florida
Cruise injury law is a specialty within maritime and admiralty law. Our attorneys have over 60 years of combined experience successfully representing hundreds of injured clients from around the world.
- The Miami and Florida court systems
- The litigation tactics of the cruise lines
- The special requirements and limitations of maritime law
- How to deal with insurance companies
What Are the requirements of a Claim Against Carnival?
If your goal is to file an injury claim against Carnival Cruise Lines, you must read and abide by the terms and conditions laid out in their Ticket Contract.
Read the full Ticket Contract from Carnival Cruise Line here on their website. You’ll quickly understand why it’s important to have an experienced attorney help you understand this.
There is a lot of information in the Ticket Contract, but one really important section is Section 13.
13. JURISDICTION, VENUE, ARBITRATION, TIME LIMITS FOR CLAIMS AND GOVERNING LAW
(a) Carnival shall not be liable for any claims whatsoever for personal injury, illness or death of the guest, unless full particulars in writing are given to Carnival within 185 days after the date of the injury, event, illness or death giving rise to the claim. Suit to recover on any such claim shall not be maintainable unless filed within one year after the date of the injury, event, illness or death, and unless served on Carnival within 120 days after filing. Guest expressly waives all other potentially applicable state or federal limitations periods.
(b) Carnival shall not be liable for any claims whatsoever, other than for personal injury, illness or death of the Guest, unless full particulars in writing are given to Carnival within 30 days after the Guest is landed from the Vessel or in the case the Voyage is abandoned, within 30 days thereafter. Legal proceedings to recover on any claim whatsoever other than for personal injury, illness or death shall not be maintainable unless commenced within six months after the date Guest is landed from the Vessel or in the case the Voyage is abandoned, within six months thereafter, and unless served upon Carnival within 120 days after commencement. Guest expressly waives all other potentially applicable state or federal limitation periods for claims which include, but are not limited to, allegations concerning any and all civil rights, the ADA, trade practices and/or advertising
(c) Except as provided in Clause 13 (d) below, it is agreed by and between the Guest and Carnival that all disputes and matters whatsoever arising under, in connection with or incident to this Contract or the Guest’s cruise, including travel to and from the vessel, shall be litigated, if at all, before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida in Miami, or as to those lawsuits to which the Federal Courts of the United States lack subject matter jurisdiction, before a court located in Miami-Dade County, Florida, U.S.A. to the exclusion of the Courts of any other county, state or country.
Complaints and Reviews of Carnival Ships
Remember, most complaints made about Carnival Cruise Line, their services and their employees are based around customer service issues. Largely, this is not an area where an attorney would be needed.
If you were dissatisfied with your service aboard the cruise ship, you can contact Carnival directly through their customer service outlets at their website or through social media @CarnivalCruise or @CarnivalPR
If you were physically injured on a Carnival Cruise Ship, you should contact an attorney. This is especially true if you’ve encountered doctor and medical bills, surgery, rehab treatment, hospital stays or lost wages from being unable to work.
To view other complaint and review websites, please visit:
ConsumerAffairs.com: Read passenger reviews and complaints here.
Carnival-Cruise-Lines-PissedConsumer.com: Read customer complaints and reviews here.
RipoffReport.com: Complaints, reviews, scams, lawsuits and frauds reported here.