Cruise Ship Accidents

Since 1988, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen has represented victims of cruise ship accidents in Miami and throughout Florida. Our firm has a proven track record of success, winning millions of dollars in rightful compensation for our clients.

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.

A Legacy of Putting Our Clients First

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
  • Medical Malpractice Eight-Figure Settlement Achieved for Family Involved in a Medical Malpractice Case
  • Medical Malpractice Eight-Figure Settlement for Failure to Timely Treat a Heart Attack

    After successfully opening and stenting a 53-year-old man's blocked artery, while in the recovery room, the patient suffered another heart attack, but this time it took medical staff nearly 90 minutes to get him back to the catheterization lab. Due to the delay, his heart stopped. He was revived in the operating room, but he suffered a hypoxic brain injury, causing massive brain damage.

  • Medical Malpractice Eight-Figure Settlement for Victim of Nursing Medical Malpractice

    A middle-aged woman was in a hospital recovering from a brain aneurysm. While recovering in her hospital room, she grew agitated and began pulling on the tracheostomy tube connected to her neck. The nurse on duty documented that she was pulling at her tubes six different times in 24 hours, and yet did nothing to prevent her from being able to dismantle the tubes.

  • Hotel & Resort Liability Eight-Figure Settlement in Premises Liability Case

    A Massachusetts man was visiting Key West, Fla. for vacation. During his time at a resort restaurant and bar, the tourist jumped into the water adjacent to the property and severely injured his neck, leaving him quadriplegic.

  • Florida International University Pedestrian Bridge Collapse $100,000,000
  • Judgment on Behalf of Miami Doctor $1,750,000

    A $1.75 million vehicle collision judgment in Volusia County on behalf of a Miami doctor who was permanently injured as a result of an automobile accident.

  • 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 Against Vision Air $5,000,000

    A Multidistrict and Class Action Litigation jury verdict in Nevada federal court against Vision Airlines to recover unpaid hazard pay on behalf of the pilots and flight attendants who operated Vision’s Air Bridge into the war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Jury Verdict for Palm Beach County Residents $19,000,000

    A Multidistrict and Class Action Litigation jury verdict on behalf of residents of Palm Beach County, Florida, whose citrus trees were cut down by the state as part of its program directed toward the elimination of citrus canker.

  • 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.

A Legacy of Favorable Results We'll Fight to Get Your Family the Best Possible Outcome

A Legacy of Getting Justice

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