Maritime law, unlike other legal specialties, is extremely complex and requires extensive knowledge of the law.
Successful management of cruise ship injury and other maritime related legal matters also requires experience dealing with mediation and / or courtroom tactics.
Cruise ship injury cases are complex and difficult to pursue
The complexity of these cases and their successful management is one of the main reasons why you need to hire a cruise injury lawyer.
A local auto accident attorney or your family lawyer is just not equipped to effectively manage your case.
In fact, many of our cases are referrals from other attorneys who know that their client will be better served if they pass of the case to us.
Simply put, you need a knowledgeable and experienced cruise ship injury attorney to navigate the regulations and federal laws governing these types of injuries – and to battle against the well-paid and highly resourced defense attorneys for the cruise lines and their owners.
What is maritime law?
Maritime law applies to any injured passengers (or crewmembers and other employees) of cruise ships and commercial vessels.
An injured individual can be entitled to compensation if it can be shown that the cruise line or an employee was negligent in regards the injury incurred.
An attorney who works in this area of the law is called a maritime lawyer or maritime attorney. If they work for clients on claims against cruise lines, they are also called cruise ship injury lawyers.
What should you do if injured?
If you’ve been injured and need more information from an attorney who specializes in working against the cruise industry lawyers – please contact Waks and Barnett at (800) 905-2891.
We have 25 years of experience dealing with cruise ship injuries – it’s what we do.