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
  • 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.

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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