Injured on a cruise ship and considering whether to go it alone or whether to call an attorney for help?
While there are many reasons to hire a cruise ship injury lawyer to represent your interests in a claim against the cruise line, here is one key reason.
Attorneys understand how to properly file court documents and handle other legal procedures. If you’re not an attorney, you may struggle with the deadlines and protocol for properly filling out and filing certain legal documents.
One late or incorrect filing could derail your case, delay a given legal procedure or worse – have the case thrown out altogether (and not in your favor).
Why does that matter?
It matters because cruise lines are very specific about how they will accept injury claims made against them. In the booking ticket that you signed to when you bought the ticket to go on your cruise vacation, you agreed to a variety of legal terms (and yes, you agreed to those terms whether you realized it or not).
Some of those terms specified what was to happen in case of an injury or accident. For example, the cruise line dictated through its terms when, where and how injury claims could be filed. Cruise line like Carnival or Norwegian will dictate that injury claims can only be file in Miami and within a certain period of time (generally 6 months to a year).
This was done to protect them, not you. If you have been injured in a cruise ship accident and want to file an injury claim, there are specific ways to do it. An experienced attorney is better suited to handling your claim.
Can I do it myself?
Yes, you can manage the process yourself but you’ll need to have a very good understanding of how the system works. And you’ll have to very careful.
Will I have better results working with an attorney?
While there are no guarantees of course, the answer is, “yes, most likely.” Experienced cruise injury lawyers have direct experience fighting the cruise lines, have an understanding of the law and the process of the legal system – and, this is important – the time and resources to properly file your claim.
More questions for an attorney?
While every case is different, your case is the most important to you. That’s why you’ll want to talk to an attorney who can work on your behalf.
Questions? Please call our firm in Miami. The call is free, the consultation is free:
Waks and Barnett, P.A. | 800-905-2891