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Cruise Ship and Boating Injuries 

The cruise ship industry places restrictions on when and where you can make a claim. Those restrictions appear in the fine print of the ticket. For example, many tickets make a stipulation that you must notify the cruise line within a specific time from when a cruise ship accident occurs. The ticket may also have a provision that requires you to file your claim within one year of the time cruise ship accident.

Typically, they also require that lawsuits against them must be filed in a specific state and in a particular county within that state. The ticket may also dictate that the case be filed in Federal Court. Because of these limitations, it is important to have representation from an experienced attorney who can take the necessary steps when an accident occurs aboard a ship. Cruise ship lines have a responsibility to make sure there are no dangerous conditions on board that can cause serious injury to its passengers. When a cruise ship accident occurs because of poor maintenance, incompetent staff members, or improperly trained employees, the cruise ship owners can be held legally responsible for negligence. Owners can also be held liable for cruise ship accidents that are caused by inadequate safety equipment or emergency precautions. Victims of cruise ship accidents may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. 

If you were a passenger and were injured on any ship, our firm can help you. 

Certain cruise ship accidents must be filed in Miami-Dade County, Florida.  We work with some of the premiere firms in Miami, Broward, and Palm Beach County to ensure you are represented by the right firm for the right situation.  For Example if you have sustained an injury on-board a cruise ship owned or operated by Carnival Corporation (Carnival Cruise Lines), Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (NCL), Celebrity Cruise Lines, or Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL), a cases against them must be filed in Miami-Dade County, Florida. For more information on Cruise Line Accidents contact us now.