Injured on a cruise ship?
It’s unfortunate, but accidents on cruise ship can happen just like they can anywhere else. The potential for dangerous scenarios is common and injuries to passengers does occur.
Accidents happen on the ship, in bathrooms, on stairways, on wet or slippery decks, because of defective equipment and as a result of assaults by crew members. They can also occur off the ship, on gangways, getting on or off tenders or even during shore excursions.
Why let an attorney help you with your claim?
Very simply, the legal process of filing an injury claim against a cruise line can be a difficult one. There are specific procedures to follow and claims must be made in accordance to guidelines established by the cruise lines (as well as the court system).
These guidelines can be found in the contract or booking ticket you signed before embarking on your cruise. They dictate how, when and where your claim must be filed. If the claim is not filed correctly, your potential for seeking compensation for an injury may be compromised.
An experienced attorney – one who is used to working for passengers against the cruise lines – can help you with these procedures.
Let an attorney help you with your cruise line injury claim
At Waks and Barnett, P.A. we are experienced cruise ship injury attorneys. Our firm works hard to help victims of cruise ship and other boating related accidents to file lawsuits if appropriate and obtain compensation for their injuries.
Our firm has 25+ years of dealing with the cruise lines – and protecting the rights of cruise ship passengers (and injured crew members).
If your or someone you know was injured or became sick while on a cruise vacation, call us today to schedule a consultation.
We’re here to help you. Contact us at 800-905-2891.