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Chicago Cruise Ship Lawyer

One little-known fact is that most cruise ship accident cases end up in Miami federal court. That includes injuries and accidents that happen on Chicago cruise ships. Another little-known fact is that there is a one-year statute of limitations for most cruise ship injury lawsuits. What that means is that you likely have one year to file your lawsuit in Miami federal court if you need to recover damages in the form of medical bills, lost wages, and rehabilitation expenses not to mention your pain and suffering. That is why it is so vitally that you consult with a Chicago cruise ship accident attorney if you were injured on any type of Chicago cruise ship.

An experienced Chicago cruise ship accident lawyer can advise you and guide you through the complexities of making a successful cruise ship injury claim. Often times in one simple phone call our Chicago cruise ship injury attorney can help you determine whether your lawsuit will need to be filed in federal court in Miami and advise you on how long you have to file your lawsuit. We offer free consultations at (877) 475-2905 and we are standing by ready to answer your questions.

At the accident and injury law firm of Gerson & Schwartz, our Port of Chicago cruise ship attorneys have represented customers, passengers and crew who have been injured in Chicago cruise ship accidents. Additionally we regularly accept referrals from Chicago cruise ship accident lawyers for injury and maritime accident claims that must be filed in the federal court in Miami.

Port of Chicago

Founded by an 18th century fur trapper named Jean Baptiste Pointe Du Sable, The port of Chicago was used as the distribution point for the products of many tradesmen. This included fur traders, Midwestern farmers, and lumber producers to ship their products to the east.

After the creation of the Michigan Canal in 1848 shipping in Chicago expanded, although port activities remained centered on the Chicago River until well into the 20th century. This port’s modern history begins in 1912, after the state legislature passed the Lake Calumet Harbor Act. This authorization enabled the City to build a deep-water port at Lake Calumet. Later that year it adopted the Van Vlissingen Plan, which remains the Port’s basic framework for commercial shipping and industrial development to this day.

In 1951, the Chicago Regional Port District was created to oversee harbor and port development. A year later establishing it as an independent municipal corporation. The port's cargo is over 800,000 annually and presently moves more general cargo than any other port on the Great Lakes with the annual total of 19 million tons maintaining it as the top 36 ports in the nation.

The Port of Chicago also hosts the following cruise lines that sell the Great Lakes:

  • The Great Lakes Cruise Company
  • American Canadian Caribbean Cruise Line Inc.
  • Blount Small Ship Adventures
  • St Lawrence Cruise Line
  • Haimark Line
  • Plantours and Partner
  • Pearl Seas Cruises
Chicago Cruise Ship Lawyers

The Chicago cruise ship attorneys at Gerson & Schwartz provide legal representation for anyone in Chicago Illinois who was impacted by:

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

As Chicago cruise ship accident lawyers, our job is to make the cruise lines responsible when innocent victims are harmed in cruise ships sailing from Port of Chicago. At Gerson & Schwartz our Chicago cruise ship injury lawyers have the required experience and knowledge to represent crewmembers and passengers affected by:

The Chicago cruise ship injury and accident attorneys at Gerson & Schwartz, PA are prepared to represent you and your family in both federal and/or Florida state courts. Our Miami cruise ship attorneys have strategic affiliations with cruise ship lawyers in nearly all jurisdictions. Our law firm also accepts referrals of cruise ship injury claims from law firms throughout the country.

Our Miami, Florida cruise ship injury law offices are located in Miami close to the port of Miami. Collectively, our attorneys have more than 80 years of experience handling wrongful death cases, cruise ship injury accidents and maritime claims. All cases are handled on a contingent fee basis. This way there are no attorney fees until and unless we make a financial recovery for you. Contact us today at for a free consultation at (877) 475-2905.

Client Reviews

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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