Cruise Ship Accidents
A cruise should be a time of ultimate relaxation. There’s hardly a better way to get away from it all, than to be pampered hundreds of miles out to sea. Unfortunately, cruise ship accidents like slips and falls, falling overboard, illnesses from contaminated food or unsanitary conditions, pool accidents, accidents that happen during on-shore excursions, docking accidents, assault, and medical negligence can and do happen and can lead to personal injury lawsuits.
Why You Need A Florida Cruise Ship Accident Attorney
Cruise ship accidents aren’t as straightforward as typical personal injury lawsuits. They may be subject to any and all of the following: State of Florida, federal, and international maritime laws. Our attorney, Andres Beregovich, started his career working with maritime law. Combined with his personal injury law experience, this gives him insight into cruise ship accidents that other personal injury attorneys lack.
Furthermore, some cruise lines have started to add clauses to contracts that require any personal injury or negligence lawsuits be filed in the State of Florida, regardless of where the ship was when the injury occurred or where the victim lives. These clauses are intended to make it harder for victims to follow through on lawsuits and are a prime example of why you should work with a Florida personal injury lawyer in these cases.
Cruise Ships Have A Duty To You
Cruise ships have a legal duty to provide passengers with the highest degree of care. This includes protecting passengers from physical harm and ensuring their safe arrival to various ports and destinations. If a ship fails in this duty, and it results in injury, lawsuits can be brought against any of the following:
- The owner of the vessel.
- The company chartering the trip.
- The company operating the ship.
- The company that sold the ticket for the cruise ship.
- A third party on the ship, if he/she played a role in the injury.
Don’t Wait To Pursue A Cruise Ship Lawsuit
If you have been injured on a cruise ship, speak with a cruise ship accidents attorney right away to avoid running up against the short statute of limitations on cruise ship injury lawsuits. Call The Beregovich Law Firm at (800) 631-9009 or email us to arrange your free, no obligation, consultation.