Cruise Ship Accident

Since 1988, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen has represented families who have lost loved ones to someone else's negligent actions. Our firm has a proven track record of success, winning millions of dollars in rightful compensation for our clients.

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.

A Legacy of Compassion & Excellence

Working With Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen
  • Changing Lives by Changing The Law

    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.

  • A Team of Legal Professionals

    Complex legal cases require extensive research, trial experience, and industry knowledge, which is why we always have a team of attorneys working on every case we take on. Our team-centric approach to litigation means that we're able to really focus on getting our clients the best possible outcome.

  • There Are No Upfront Legal Fees

    We handle all of our claims on a contingency fee basis and will handle all legal fees, court costs, and expert fees related to your specific case. With decades of experience in this industry, we have a wealth of experts we work with routinely to ensure your case is handled with the utmost care.

  • We Understand the Medicine

    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. 


Millions Recovered on Behalf of Our Clients
  • Florida International University Pedestrian Bridge Collapse $100,000,000
  • Personal Injury Miami-Dade College Parking Garage Collapse
  • Bal Harbour Residential Building Collapse Confidential Settlement
  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Orthopedic Medical Malpractice

    A Punta Gorda, Florida woman in her forties visited an ear, nose, and throat specialist for a check-up due to fatigue. After performing a brief examination, the doctor at the facility recommended that she undergo parathyroid surgery, however he did not order the necessary radiological scan that determines which side of her neck should be operated on. Without that information available, the surgeon began on the wrong side of her neck and did not realize his error until they were well into the procedure.

  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Settlement for Woman Who Lost Her Leg After Misdiagnosis

    A woman in her sixties was brought to a hospital after she slipped and fell, injuring her leg and causing severe pain. During her treatment, the hospital staff failed to notice that the impact had caused a blood clot behind her knee, which was restricting circulation to the rest of her leg. Over time, the untreated clot cut off blood flow to the point where her leg was beyond saving and needed amputation.

  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Settlement for Family of Mother Who Died During Childbirth

    In 2015, a 23-year-old mother began experiencing severe complications while giving birth in Charlotte County, Florida. The hospital’s staff did not give her the attention she needed, and failed to realize that her complications required an emergency transfer to a Sarasota County Hospital, which had the needed staff and equipment to treat her. The mother and her unborn child eventually died in the hospital.

  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Settlement for Misdiagnosis of a Blood Clot

    A 68-year-old man was complaining about pain in his left leg, which was swollen, red, and painful. He went to a local emergency room, and the family asked the doctor if it was a blood clot. The doctor assured the family that it was not a blood clot but was instead cellulitis from a sunburn. When the patient returned home the next day, he died of a pulmonary embolism due to the blood clot that was initially suspected by the family.

  • Medical Malpractice Over $1 Million Settlement for Medical Malpractice Victim

    A middle-aged man had a history of an aortic aneurysm. His plan was to fly to Stanford University, where a doctor was scheduled to repair the aneurysm. Rather than starting the transfer to Stanford the day he arrived, the hospital waited three days and then failed to get his insurance company to pay for the transfer. Tragically, while the patient was speaking with the insurance company on the phone about the transfer, the aneurysm ruptured, and he died.

  • Jury Verdict Against the University of Florida $23,500,000

    A $23.5 million medical malpractice jury verdict against the University of Florida on behalf of a woman who suffered a massive stroke when a medical procedure to ease her migraines went wrong.

  • Jury Verdict on Behalf of a Former Major League Baseball Star $898,000

    A medical malpractice jury verdict on behalf of a former Major League Baseball star against an ophthalmologist for negligence in the removal of a cataract and implantation of an artificial lens in our client’s left eye.

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