Is the Cruise Line Ignoring Your Injury Claims?

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Were you injured in a cruise ship accident?


Have you tried to contact the cruise line to tell them about your injury, but have not been replied to – or, worse yet – likely ignored?


The cruise line industry is huge. Forbes Magazine says, “the cruise industry is a major player in the global tourism industry, and it continues to grow year after year. The global cruise market was valued at $7.25 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow 11% from 2022 to 2028.”


With so many people cruising each year, unfortunate injuries are bound to happen. The cruise lines and their attorneys are incentivized to reduce payouts to people who were injured on their cruises. Their goal is to reduce their liability to lawsuits and to monetary payouts to people who were accident victims.


The cruise lines don’t want to cover your hospital bills if you broke an ankle on their cruise – even if their ship or their crew, medical staff and other employees were directly responsible for your injury occurring.


If you were injured and have gotten nowhere with the cruise line or their customer service representatives, you may want to contact a cruise accident attorney. And, it is crucial to seek out an attorney who is experienced in handling cruise ship injury cases against Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian and other major cruise lines.


Here’s why you should take this step:


Why Contacting an Attorney is Important

  1. Lack of Response from the Cruise Line: If the cruise line is not responding to your injury claims or is not taking your situation seriously, it is a clear sign that you need professional legal assistance. An attorney can help ensure your claim is acknowledged and addressed appropriately.
  2. Legal Expertise and Advocacy: Cruise ship injury cases are governed by complex maritime laws and specific terms outlined in cruise ticket contracts. An experienced cruise ship injury attorney will understand these laws and be able to navigate the legal landscape effectively on your behalf.
  3. Statute of Limitations: As mentioned earlier, cruise lines often have specific deadlines for reporting injuries and filing lawsuits, which are typically shorter than those for other personal injury cases. An attorney will ensure that you meet these critical deadlines.
  4. Building a Strong Case: An experienced attorney will know how to gather and preserve crucial evidence, such as medical records, witness statements, and any correspondence with the cruise line. They can also work with medical and maritime experts to strengthen your case.
  5. Negotiating Fair Compensation: Insurance companies and cruise lines often try to minimize payouts. An attorney will advocate for you, aiming to secure fair compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
  6. Handling Legal Procedures: Cruise ship injury claims involve complex procedures, including potentially filing a lawsuit in a specific jurisdiction. An attorney will manage all legal filings and court procedures, ensuring that your case proceeds smoothly.

Steps to Take Next

  1. Document Your Injury: Continue to keep detailed records of your injury, including medical treatments, communications with the cruise line, and any other relevant information. This documentation will be important for your attorney.
  2. Contact an Experienced Cruise Ship Attorney: Look for a lawyer who specializes in maritime law and has a track record of handling cruise ship injury cases. They will have the specific knowledge and experience needed to handle your case effectively.
  3. Schedule a Consultation: During your initial consultation, provide all the details of your injury and any interactions you’ve had with the cruise line. The attorney will evaluate your case and advise you on the best course of action.

What to Expect from Your Attorney

  • Initial Case Evaluation: Your attorney will review all the facts of your case and determine the best legal strategy.
  • Communication with the Cruise Line: Your attorney will take over all communications with the cruise line, ensuring that your claim is handled seriously.
  • Investigation and Evidence Gathering: They will gather all necessary evidence, including medical records, witness statements, and any other relevant documents.
  • Filing a Lawsuit: If the cruise line continues to ignore or deny your claim, your attorney will file a lawsuit within the required timeframe.
  • Negotiation and Settlement: Your attorney will negotiate with the cruise line or their insurance company to secure a fair settlement. If a fair settlement cannot be reached, they will be prepared to take your case to trial.

Don’t Delay

Given that the cruise line is not responding to your injury claims, contacting an experienced cruise ship attorney is a crucial step to protect your rights and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. An attorney specializing in maritime law will have the knowledge and experience to navigate the complexities of your case and advocate effectively on your behalf. Don’t delay in seeking legal assistance, as timely action is essential in these cases.


Contact a Carnival Cruise Ship Lawyer


The best approach is to spend a few minutes with an experienced cruise ship injury lawyer who can answer your questions and provide a clear understanding of what your legal rights are as an injured passenger.


For more information from our attorneys, please call us today. There is no-obligation with the call – and – the call with our attorneys is free. Call today at 1-305-271-8282.


Our cruise ship accident lawyers have been helping injured passengers and crew members for more than 35 years. We help you understand your rights and will assist you in filing an injury claim against the cruise line. If you believe negligence played a role in your injury – or just have questions about the your accident – please contact our office today.


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