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California Cruise Ship Lawyer

If you were injured on a California cruise ship then you should consult a California Cruise Ship Lawyer so you can get a full understanding of your rights and obligations. One of the most important pieces of information is how long you have to file a lawsuit and where your lawsuit needs to be filed.

In many cruise ship accident cases you may only have one year to file a lawsuit. For these reasons, it is important that you have legal counsel to read the terms and conditions of the cruise ship ticket contract. Although you probably didn’t realize it when you bought your ticket, you already agreed to the location where your California cruise ship injury lawsuit must be filed. Many times, that place is located in federal court in Miami, Florida. Some cruise lines companies, however, like Princess Cruise lines require passengers to file lawsuits in California. However, each cruise line operator has different terms and conditions in their ticket contract.

The California cruise ship lawyers at the personal injury law firm of Gerson & Schwartz have represented passenger and crewmembers injured in California cruise ship accidents on many occasions. We routinely accept referrals from other California cruise ship attorneys in personal injury and maritime accident cases that need to be filed in the Southern District of Florida.

If you were injured on a California cruise ship, or are passenger injured on a cruise ship and you reside in California, you can call us for a free no obligation consultation. We can help you quickly determine if your case will need to be filed in Miami, Florida and we will answer your questions free of charge. Contact us right now for a free consultation at (877) 475-2905.

California Cruise Ship Industry

California is a popular port of departure. Most major cruise lines set sail of one of the four ports in California. The ports in California are San Diego, San Francisco, and two in the Los Angeles metropolitan area - Long Beach and San Pedro. The California cruise line industry is thriving throughout the state of California.

Port of San Diego Cruise Ships

The Port of San Diego is located in Downtown San Diego. It is within strolling distance of The Embarcadero which is San Diego’s coastal waterfront attraction. Other points of interest include the Maritime Museum of San Diego and the Seaport Village. The following California cruise ship lines set sail from the Port of San Diego:

  • Silversea Cruises
  • Princess Cruises
  • Holland America Line
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Carnival
Port of San Francisco

The Port of San Francisco is not only a popular port of departure but also a favored port of call for many cruise ships. California cruise ship passengers sail through the San Francisco Bay and get to see Alcatraz as well as the Golden Gate Bridge. Upon arrival, cruise ship passengers may take visit Fisherman’s Wharf, tour Alcatraz or eat chocolate in Ghirardelli Square. These cruise lines depart from the Port of San Francisco:

  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Princess Cruises
  • P&O Cruises
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Cunard Line
  • Crystal Cruises
Long Beach Cruise Terminal

The Long Beach Cruise Terminal is operated and owned by the Carnival Corporation. Nearly all of the Carnival cruises leaving Los Angeles set sail from this facility. The Long Beach Waterfront includes tours of the Queen Mary and the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Port of Los Angeles

The World Cruise Center is located in the Port of Los Angeles in the city of San Pedro. Many visitors add time to the beginning or end of their cruises to visit the attractions in Los Angeles such as Universal Studios and Disneyland. The following cruise lines use the World Cruise Center in the Port of Los Angeles as a departure port:

  • Seabourn Cruises
  • Princess Cruises
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Holland America Line
  • Disney Cruise Line
  • Cunard Line
  • Crystal Cruises
  • Carnival
California Cruise Ship Attorneys in Miami

Our California Cruise Ship Injury Lawyers are experienced in filing lawsuits for individuals who were seriously injured on cruise ships that originated in any of the four California ports or most other ports in Florida. Our California cruise ship accident attorneys in Miami, Florida regularly represent victims from California who were hurt on cruise ships that set sail from:

  • Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Seattle, WA
  • Miami, FL
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Galveston, TX
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Tampa, FL
  • New York, NY
  • Baltimore, MD
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Charleston, SC
  • Port Canaveral, FL
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Barbados

Over the years, our California cruise ship attorneys have prepared and filed lawsuits for cruise ship injury victims against nearly all of the major cruise lines from California and Miami.

Our California cruise ship injury lawyers understand what to do to help you get justice. If you were injured in any way on a cruise ship, we are prepared to fight against the cruise line responsible for your damages. If the cruise line refuses to or fails to provide a reasonable offer, our California cruise ship accident and injury attorneys will file your lawsuit in federal court in Miami. We will also go to trial if necessary. We will stand by your side to make sure you get the justice you deserve.

Representing California Cruise Ship Injury Victims

Our attorneys will represent cruise ship crew members, customers, and passengers injured in any form of a cruise ship incident including:

  • Trip and Fall Accidents on California Cruise Ships
  • Slip and Fall Cruise Ship Accidents in California
  • Rape and Sexual Assault California Cruise Ships
  • California Cruise Ship Drowning and Wrongful Death
  • Missing Persons from California Cruise Ships
  • Negligent Cruise Ship Security in California
  • Norovirus Illnesses on California Cruise Ships
  • Shore Excursion Accidents involving California Cruise Ships
  • Medical Negligence on California Cruise Ships
  • Injuries to California Cruise Ship Crew Members
  • California Cruise Ship Sexual Assaults or Rapes
  • Private Excursion Accidents from California Cruise Ships

As cruise ship injury attorneys, our task is to hold the cruise lines operators responsible for the damages sustained by our clients. We have 80 years of collective experience in representing cruise ship accident injury victims. All you have to do is call us for a free and confidential consultation. We can answer your questions after your California cruise ship accident.

The cruise ship injury attorneys at Gerson & Schwartz, PA are located in Miami near the Port of Miami. Our lawyers are licensed to practice in Florida and in federal courts. Our offices are located near Port Miami and Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. All cruise ship accident cases are handled on a contingent fee basis which simply means that there are no attorney fees unless we make a recovery for you.

Contact us today at for a consultation at (877) 475-2905.

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A big shout out to Nick Gerson & Schwartz for helping me navigate my care after a fall against a major cruise ship. They took care of me all along the way and saw me through such a very hard time. I highly recommend their firm if you are looking for a firm that truly cares about you. 5 Stars all the way! Janna Wright, Google User
Mr Nick Gerson has been extremely attentive (even on weekends!) and has been more than willing to take time to answer all my questions. His receptionist (Suzanne) and paralegal (Carla) are courteous, friendly and highly efficient in all matters. Mr Gerson's diligence lead to a very quick resolution of my case. I am more than pleased to recommend you seek him as your attorney. You will not regret you did!! G.I.B.
Mr. Gerson and all his team gave to my case the careful and professional attention it needed from the beginning to end. Unfortunately, a year ago I was involved in a car accident on the victim side. I have appreciation for the good service that was given to me and my situation. Thanks. Cales & Mr. Hyde (Carlos Andrés García Jiménez), Google User
Gerson & Schwartz did an excellent job with my case! Nick Gerson was my primary contact throughout the process and I was overly pleased with his level of professionalism and commitment. Thanks again to the firm for both winning my case and handling it with the upmost respect. Read the full review » Jhlechia Ervin
Phil is the best attorney! The staff is very helpful and were always kind and understanding. Especially during a PIP claim which can be very frustrating. I am so lucky that I found Gerson & Schwartz to resolve my case, I truly believe there could have been no better outcome. Romina Frascarelli, Google User
Excellent attorneys, they leave no stone unturned in any case and get max value. Jon Zepnick, Google User
I hired Gerson & Schwartz, PA for a personal injury/slip and fall case. Phil Gerson, Nick Gerson, and Ed Schwartz were awesome! They were very professional, supportive, and informative through the whole process. I was amazed at how much time and effort they put into presenting my case. They fought hard for me and I am very happy with the outcome. I love these guys and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for an attorney who will look out for your best interest and fight hard for what you deserve. Deb Betts, Google User