Were You Injured on a Cruise Ship?
The cruise ship industry has built its business on the image of a fun, safe way to travel to exotic destinations worldwide. However, a cruise ship can be a dangerous place and many passengers have been injured in accidents caused by careless and intentional conduct of cruise ship employees, including the following:
- Sexual assaults
- Fall down accidents
- Boating accidents
- Excursion accidents
The owners and operators of cruise ships have special duties under maritime law to provide for the safety of their passengers. If they fail to fulfill these duties, they are responsible to compensate the injured cruise ship passenger.
Were you injured while on a cruise?
Most passengers do not realize that their boarding pass is a legal contract in which they have agreed to many limitations on their right to sue the cruise line. Most boarding passes include a requirement that a claim be filed in a very short period of time and that a lawsuit be filed within a shorter period of time than usual. They often also include a limitation on the place in which a lawsuit must be filed – known as venue.
While many cruise ships depart from New York City, the venue limitations often require that suit be filed in Florida or California. If you have been injured on a cruise ship, it is imperative that you immediately seek advice from an experienced personal injury lawyer that has been through this process before can be invaluable in ensuring that the cruise ship submits to a proper investigation and preserves evidence that may be vital to the success of the victim's case.
Experienced Trial Attorneys
Our lawyers at Sullivan & Brill, LLP have been representing victims of injury for over 15 years. We have been involved in significant litigation against major cruise ships. If you have a case, you will not be required to pay any fees up front. Sullivan & Brill, LLP will prosecute your cruise ship injury case on a contingency fee basis, meaning we will not collect any fee unless we obtain a recovery on your behalf.
If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in an accident on a cruise ship, call our firm or complete our free case evaluation form, and we will discuss your injury case with you for free.