Cruise Ship Accident Lawyers in Boca Raton
Holding Negligent Cruise Lines & Other Parties Accountable Since 1988
South Florida has beautiful weather year-round, making it the perfect location for fleets of cruise ships to disembark, regardless of whether it is summer or winter. Sadly, some cruise ships are in disrepair, prone to accidents, or have some type of hazard on board.
If you have been injured in a serious cruise ship accident, you may have a legal right to sue the responsible party — but you only have a limited time to exercise this right. Our experienced Boca Raton attorneys at Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen can help you bring the at-fault party to justice and increase your chances of recovering your full compensation before time runs out.
You deserve top-tier legal counsel. Call (866) 629-1061 today to speak with a Boca Raton lawyer about your cruise ship injury case.
Can You Sue a Cruise Line for a Cruise Ship Accident?
Any cruise ship passenger injured by negligence on the part of a cruise line may qualify to file a lawsuit against that cruise line. Often, it is possible to hold the cruise line accountable for the negligence of various parties for which it is legally responsible, such as the captain and crew. Any property hazards on the cruise ship, such as toxic chemicals or inadequate security measures, may also fall under the responsibility of the cruise line, meaning it can be sued for any resulting injuries.
That being said, sometimes the liable party is not the cruise line itself but the owner of the specific vessel on which you were injured, the company that sold you tickets, the company that chartered the trip, or another third party that caused you injury, such as another passenger who physically attacked you. A lawyer can help you identify exactly which party or parties may be held liable for your injury.
Common Cruise Ship Injuries
Since cruise ships are essentially hotels on water, the potential for injury is immensely high and the range of injuries is vast.
The most common cruise ship injuries tend to include:
- Food poisoning
- Viral infection
- Sexual assault
- Assault and battery
- Falling overboard
- Fire and burn injuries
- Excursion injuries
- Slip and fall injuries on wet decks or surfaces
- Boarding, docking, and disembarking injuries
- Injuries sustained due to a lack of safety measures
- Medical errors caused by improper first aid
Important Deadlines for Cruise Ship Accident Lawsuits
Cases involving accidents in open water often have tight deadlines. You may have been required to sign liability waivers as part of the “passenger ticket contract,” which most likely limited your right to sue and subjected you to further legal deadlines. Most passenger ticket contracts require that all cruise ship injuries be reported to the cruise line within 180 days and that all personal injury lawsuits be filed within one year of when the injury was sustained.
Due to these stringent deadlines and rules governing cruise ship accident lawsuits, it is important to reach out to an attorney as soon after the accident as possible. If you fail to meet these deadlines, you will not be able to seek compensation in a court of law.
Call a Skilled Boca Raton Attorney at (866) 629-1061
With more than 30 years of legal experience, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen can help you identify the negligent party responsible for your injury, as well as meet any applicable deadlines. To ensure your suit is comprehensive, we will conduct a full investigation into the accident and the negligent party’s actions and reputation. Our skilled lawyers will not settle for less when it comes to your compensation; to date, we have recovered more than $1 billion for our clients in Boca Raton and throughout the state.
If you or a loved one has sustained a cruise ship injury and suffered damages as a result, contact a Boca Raton cruise ship accident attorney onlinetoday for a free consultation.
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Since our firm opened, we've made it our mission to get justice for our clients and their families. We've not only taken on cases that other firms had turned down, but we've also fought to get unjust laws and restrictions overturned or modified.
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Our attorneys not only take the time to understand the evidence in your case, but also the pathology and medical techniques used in your specific situation. We believe that any attorney that takes on these types of cases needs to be on equal footing with medical professionals and physicians.