Miami Cruise Ship Accident Lawyer
Representing Victims of Preventable Cruise Ship Injuries
Millions of passengers embark on cruises from South Florida each year, expecting smooth sailing and a blissful vacation once the ship leaves the dock. Unfortunately, passengers are always at risk of a dangerous cruise ship accident – and because these accidents happen on open waters, you may only have a limited time to bring a lawsuit in a Florida state or federal court.
If you’ve been injured on a cruise ship through negligence or disregard for passenger safety, you don’t have to fight this battle alone. Join forces with our experienced Miami cruise ship accident attorneys at Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, where we have decades of experience helping people in the wake of a cruise ship personal injury. We work hard to seek justice for clients who experience cruise line negligence or who are victims of assault aboard a ship.
If you, a friend or a family member suffered harm because of an incident on a cruise ship, contact Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen for a free consultation on your case, or call (866) 629-1061.
Types of Cruise Ship Injuries
Because overnight cruise ships keep you isolated from the rest of the world, it’s vitally important for the staff to ensure that passengers are kept safe and healthy during their time on the ship. To protect passengers, cruise ships come fully stocked with all the amenities and day-to-day essentials that a person could ever need, from food to medical assistance.
Just like on land, however, the people who provide these goods and services may become negligent, or fail to observe the “duty of care” towards passengers.
Additionally, the captain and onboard staff who navigate the ship may threaten the lives of everyone on board by failing to execute their duties and avoid a crash or shipwreck. This means that even one instance of negligence or wrongdoing on a cruise ship can result in life-threatening, catastrophic injuries or even death for tourists.
Some of the most common cruise ship injuries caused by negligence:
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents on wet surfaces or pool areas
- Food poisoning and life-threatening illnesses
- Boarding and disembarking injuries
- Sexual and physical assault (by crew members or passengers)
- Medical errors (i.e. failure to respond to a heart attack, misdiagnosis of a serious condition)
- Excursion-related accidents, such as parasailing or diving injuries
- Injuries from boat collisions or explosions
How Long Do I Have to File a Cruise Ship Lawsuit?
When you go on a cruise, you typically have to sign a series of documents and liability waivers known as the “passenger ticket contract,” which can restrict your ability to file a lawsuit after a cruise ship accident. Under most contract terms and conditions, you have only 180 days after an accident to notify the cruise line about your injury claim, with most allowing only 1 year to file a lawsuit in a specific court.
If you believe that negligence contributed to your cruise ship injuries, it’s important to contact an experienced attorney right away. At Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, we’ve won over $1 billion in recovery for personal injury victims in Florida and across the country, and our Miami cruise ship accident lawyers can deliver the prompt, effective, and dedicated legal service that you deserve after a catastrophic injury.
For more information about how we can help with your cruise ship injury claim, call (866) 629-1061 today.
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.