My Medical Bills are piling Up

What is My Case Worth?

“How much money can I get for my injuries?” That’s an important question, and one that almost everyone asks. The simple answer is, “it depends.” Every single injury claim or lawsuit is different. 

The money awarded in a settlement or through a courtroom verdict will depend on a variety of factors. And until a claim is thoroughly investigated, it’s impossible to determine a dollar amount value.

WE'll help you figure it out

Each accident is different

Our lawyers will investigate the value of your case against the cruise line. This all begins once we talk with you to learn more about the specific circumstances of your accident, the injuries you’ve sustained and the medical outlook you face.

Let’s be clear. For every client we represent, our law firm works hard to maximize the amount of compensation awarded. We do that because we’ve seen too many injured passengers be treated unfairly by the cruise lines because they didn’t have experienced attorney’s working for them. Also, each and every case is different. While we’ve worked with hundreds of passengers who were injured in nearly the same way, the severity of their injury and the impact on their lives will be quite different.
We’ll work with you, your doctors and your insurance company to completely understand the extent of your injuries. We’ll consider any treatment you’ve already had and any treatment you may need in the future. We’ll also consider the impact the injury has and will have on your life as well as it’s impact on your ability to work. All of these details will help us determine a ‘value’ for your injury claim against the cruise line.

EXPERIENCE YOU NEED. RESULTS YOU WANT.

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.

Economic Damages or Tangible Damages

You can sue for anything related to your injury

All medical bills, hospital stays, doctor visits, treatments, rehabilitation, surgeries, medical equipment and more.

It also refers to expenses you may have had like airline tickets if you were injured in another country in the Caribbean and had to return home after your cruise. Or an extended stay in a Miami or Ft. Lauderdale hospital after your cruise ship returned to port but you were not immediately able to go home. And certainly loss of income from being out of work or other factors related to your ability to earn money. Additionally, it must be considered that you may have future medical bills and future loss of earnings. These costs are factored into a lawsuit too.

Non-Economic Damages or Intangible Damages

Even the things that are Harder to Calculate

Non-Economic Damages or Intangible Damages refer to pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, disability, scarring and mental anguish.

A knee injury may leave a lifelong golfer unable to play. A passenger who was healthy before a cruise, but is now confined to a wheelchair because of an accident will have their life turned upside down. A victim of a sexual assault on a cruise ship may have lifelong issues with trust. What value can be associated with incidents like theses?
Through our 35+ years of experience, the impact of similar cases and the insight of doctors and medical and mental health professionals, we’re able to eventually assign dollar values when we ask for recoverable damages from the cruise line. If the cruise line was at fault for your injury, they should compensate you. We can help you determine if you have a valid claim against the cruise line, and if so, what direction you should take.

EXPERIENCE YOU NEED. RESULTS YOU WANT.

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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