Is the cruise line responsible for my injuries?

Do I Really Have a Case?

“Can I sue the cruise line for my injuries?” It’s a question we’re asked every day. The answer is, “it depends.” Not every accident that happens on a cruise ship is the fault of the cruise line or its employees. But some are.

If you get hurt while on a cruise and are hoping to be compensated for your injuries, you will have to prove that the negligent actions of the cruise line or its crewmembers were to blame for your injuries. If so, the cruise line may be responsible.

Negligence means that the cruise line failed to act with ‘reasonable care’ for your safety, and because of their actions (or inaction), you were hurt. Confused? We can help.

With a simple phone call, we can provide answers to all of your questions, determine if you do have the ability to file an injury claim, and if you do, what the ‘next steps’ should be. Contact our office today.


We're Ready to Help After Your Cruise Ship Injury

At Waks and Barnett, P.A., we make it a point to devote our full attention and resources to each of our clients. That begins with the first phone call and carries through until your case is resolved. This is the approach we’ve taken for over 35 years and across thousands of personal injury cases.

Our clients, who are often the victims of terrible accidents or utter negligence by the cruise lines, benefit from our dedication to their cases and the compassion and understanding we provide to them.

With our meticulous approach to casework and extensive experience dealing with personal injury claims – especially as it relates to maritime and cruise injury law – we can help you resolve your case in the most effective manner possible.

WE'll help you figure it out

What does it take to sue a Cruise Line?

When you contact our firm, we’ll spend time with you to better understand the details of your injury so we can determine if you have a case.

Some of those questions we will ask you include:

  • How did the accident happen?
  • Where did it happen?
  • What happened after the accident?
  • Who was involved?
  • What is the extent of your injury?
  • What treatment have you had so far and what future medical needs do you have?

These are just a few of the many questions we’ll ask. And remember, we’re here to answer your questions too. Together we can work through the specific details of your case.

If we determine you have the ability to file a lawsuit against the cruise line, we can represent you during the entire legal process. That means we’ll deal with the paperwork, the phone calls, the insurance claim adjustors, the cruise line representatives and all of the other details involved.

For more than 35 years, we’ve helped thousands of injured passengers receive the financial compensation they’ve deserved. It all starts with an initial call to determine ‘what happened’.

We handle all injury case types:

  • All types of slip and fall accidents
  • Broken bones and internal injuries
  • Head, neck and back injuries
  • Injuries due to medical negligence and misdiagnosis
  • Sexual assault, harassment and rape claims
  • Crew member accidents and injury claims
  • And many other cruise accidents

If you believe you have a claim against a cruise line – or if you’re not sure and just need to speak with an attorney to find out more – we can help you.


Thank You for Considering Our Firm

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

Many passengers don’t even realize they can sue a cruise line until the talk with a lawyer. 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.

Thank you for considering Waks and Barnett, P.A. We’re here to help when you need.

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