Incurring an injury on a cruise vacation is an awfully frustrating scenario, but it happens with regularity – much more often than most people believe.
When injuries do happen, it’s important to remember that you do have legal rights and that the cruise ship may be liable for your injuries. If they are liable, you may be able to receive compensation from the cruise line to help with the costs of medical bills, doctor visits, surgeries, rehab, lost wages and more.
First and foremost, you’ll want to get medical attention for your injury – both on the cruise boat right after the accident and after the cruise when you’ve returned home. Depending on your injury, you will want to visit your doctor or a specialist to determine what you should be doing next to recuperate from your injury.
Beyond seeking medical care, you may look to a law firm that specializes in cruise ship accidents. A firm like ours, Waks and Barnett, is experienced in helping hurt passengers understand their right and file injury claims against the cruise lines.
We can help you decide:
- If your claim is worth pursuing
- How to file a claim
- What information you’ll need to file a claim
- What your role will be when you sue a cruise line
- How to get compensation for you injuries and your medical bills
At Waks and Barnett, P.A., we’ve been helping injured cruise ship passengers for more than 25 years. We’ve seen just about every type of injury – as well as sexual assaults, severe sickness, near-drownings and death. We’ve been able to help passengers get compensation for their injuries to help cover the costs of medical care and lost wages from missed time at work.
If you believe you have a claim against a cruise line – like Carnival Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Disney Cruises, Celebrity Cruise and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines – or even if you’re unsure about your options – you should speak with cruise ship injury lawyers who have years of experience representing passengers and crewmembers.
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.