3 common cruise ship injury questions


Had an accident or injury onboard a cruise ship?

Victims of cruise ship injuries are completely blindsided. They are on vacation in beautiful surroundings; it is the time that you would least expect to sustain an injury.  And then: disaster.  A painful accident.  A debilitating sickness.  Remember that millions of people embark on cruises every year.  It’s simply the law of averages that some of them will sustain injuries.  Accidents, as they say, do happen.

Once you’ve sought medical attention for your injury and have been treated, you are faced with a question: now what?

If you’re like most injured passengers that we talk with, you’re likely to have plenty of questions. We’re here to help.

Accurate information regarding your injury is important, and can help you quickly find the right course of legal action. Having a post-injury plan of action is reassuring, especially when you’re dealing with so many other issues including hospital bills, insurance claims, missed work and interrupted family time.

For a free consultation with a cruise ship injury lawyer, please call us at this toll-free number: 800-905-2891.

3 Common Cruise Ship Injury Questions

Can I sue a cruise line?
Yes. Assuming you have a legitimate reason for suing, you can file a claim against a cruise line. An experienced attorney can help you evaluate your claim.

How long do I have to file a claim against a cruise line?
Keep in mind that passenger rights and legal remedies are dictated by the individual cruise lines. This information is outlined in your ticket of passage. It contains provisions regarding when, where and how potential claims must be litigated. Most cruise lines require that a case be filed within 1 year from the date of the accident.

Do you handle cruise ship ‘slip and fall’ cases?
Yes, our attorneys handle slip and fall cases against cruise lines. Vessels and their crew must maintain a safe property, free of known and obvious hazards. Our lawyers can help you prove that a hazard existed and was the cause of your accident.

Let us help you get the compensation you deserve for your cruise ship injuries

Waks and Barnett, P.A. are cruise injury law specialists who have won millions of dollars in compensation for their clients.  It can be difficult to file a claim and win a successful verdict against a major cruise line, and our experienced  attorneys have the focus and experience needed to help you navigate this complex legal area and win the compensation you deserve.

Our attorneys – Andrew Waks, Joel Barnett and Jennifer Thompson – specialize in:

  • Passenger injury and accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Sexual assaults
  • Medical negligence, malpractice and illness
  • Tender accidents
  • Shore excursion accidents
  • Crew member injury and accidents

Most cruise lines dictate a time limit within which injury claims must be filed.  So it’s important not to wait too long after your cruise before seeking legal representation. Waks and Barnett will answer all questions regarding your injury.

If you or your family have questions or wish to speak to us about a claim, please call us at this toll-free number: 800-905-2891.