Cruise Ship Passenger Accidents and Injuries

Gerson & Schwartz, PA provides high quality legal representation for injured cruise ship passengers. Knowing that the average cruise ship passenger is over the age of 50 and includes both United States and foreign citizens the cruise industry deliberately tries to make it difficult for injury victims and their families to enforce their legal rights. This is why many cruise ship tickets contain contractual clauses limiting the time and place where lawsuits must be filed. The effect of these contractual provisions usually require cruise ship accident victims to file personal injury claims in certain courts which are convenient for the company but impractical for accident victims. Other fine print in the cruise ship tickets impose shorter time limitations for when a lawsuit can be filed too.

Cruise ship passenger injury claims can arise from negligent or intentional acts by the ship employees parties with some relationship to the ship. Any person, or ship employee from the captain, security guards, or any ship employee can be negligent. If so, the cruise line will be vicariously liable and legally responsible to pay for the harms they have caused. In a maritime negligence claim, ship operators are required to compensate injured passengers for past and future medical bills and expenses, loss wages, loss of earning capacity, disability, pain and suffering, scarring, disfigurement and other emotional and psychological harms.

What is the Law that Applies in a Cruise Ship Passenger Injury Claim ?

Cruise ship passenger injury claims are based under a body of law called maritime law. Under maritime law, ship owners, operators, and their employees, owe ship passengers a legal duty to use reasonable care. Reasonable care is analyzed under "the circumstances". This legal standard is often different from one case to the next. Reasonable care generally requires cruise line operators to maintain high traffic areas like open decks, buffet areas, and passenger staterooms to be free from foreseeable risk of harms. For example, passengers should expect common areas to be free from slip and fall hazards. Cruise lines are also required to maintain their vessels in good working order. If you are an injured passenger careful analysis and research by an experienced attorney can be the difference from success and failure in the courtroom. Our lawyers are highly trained to discover important case facts and details needed to win. We also employ experts in various technical specialties to help prove our client's cases in court.

Common cruise ship passenger accident claims often arise from slip, trip and fall accidents, falls on open decks and due to foreign substances.The most common passenger accidents occur in open decks, dance floors, passageways, and gangways. Cruise ship injury claims may also arise due to negligent maintenance, negligent supervision, or negligently maintained equipment contributing to slippery surfaces and other ship equipment malfunctions. Passenger injury claims may arise from ship medical malpractice, tender boat accidents, crime, any other dangers that can arise in ports or other cases.

The most common cruise ship injuries arise from:

  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Trip and Fall Accidents in Common Areas
  • Ship Mechanical Malfunctions
  • Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Negligent Security Claims
  • Cruise Ship Crime
  • Assault and Battery
  • Gangway Accidents
  • Negligent Maintenance
  • Water Slide or Water Ride Injuries
  • Injuries to Children
  • Dangerous Ship Endorsed Activities
  • Tender or Boat Transfer Accidents
  • Alcohol Related Injuries
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Excursion Accidents
  • Missing persons

Gerson & Schwartz represents cruise ship passengers that sustain serious injuries. Our cruise ship lawyers are licensed to practice law in all Florida state and federal courts. For over 46 years, Gerson & Schwartz, PA has been representing personal injury victims recover money damages due to the negligent acts of third parties. Gerson & Schwartz lawyers provide aggressive quality legal representation for the seriously injured. If you are a cruise ship passenger and would like to find out more information about a potential personal injury claim against a major cruise line then don't wait. Call us toll free at 1-877-475-2905 or contact us online.

Gerson & Schwartz, PA provides high quality legal representation for injured cruise ship passengers. Knowing that the average cruise ship passenger is over the age of 50 and includes both United States and foreign citizens the cruise industry deliberately tries to make it difficult for injury victims and their families to enforce their legal rights. This is why many cruise ship tickets contain contractual clauses limiting the time and place where lawsuits must be filed. The effect of these contractual provisions usually require cruise ship accident victims to file personal injury claims in certain courts which are convenient for the company but impractical for accident victims. Other fine print in the cruise ship tickets impose shorter time limitations for when a lawsuit can be filed too.

Cruise ship passenger injury claims can arise from negligent or intentional acts by the ship employees parties with some relationship to the ship. Any person, or ship employee from the captain, security guards, or any ship employee can be negligent. If so, the cruise line will be vicariously liable and legally responsible to pay for the harms they have caused. In a maritime negligence claim, ship operators are required to compensate injured passengers for past and future medical bills and expenses, loss wages, loss of earning capacity, disability, pain and suffering, scarring, disfigurement and other emotional and psychological harms.

What is the Law that Applies in a Cruise Ship Passenger Injury Claim ?

Cruise ship passenger injury claims are based under a body of law called maritime law. Under maritime law, ship owners, operators, and their employees, owe ship passengers a legal duty to use reasonable care. Reasonable care is analyzed under "the circumstances". This legal standard is often different from one case to the next. Reasonable care generally requires cruise line operators to maintain high traffic areas like open decks, buffet areas, and passenger staterooms to be free from foreseeable risk of harms. For example, passengers should expect common areas to be free from slip and fall hazards. Cruise lines are also required to maintain their vessels in good working order. If you are an injured passenger careful analysis and research by an experienced attorney can be the difference from success and failure in the courtroom. Our lawyers are highly trained to discover important case facts and details needed to win. We also employ experts in various technical specialties to help prove our client's cases in court.

Common cruise ship passenger accident claims often arise from slip, trip and fall accidents, falls on open decks and due to foreign substances.The most common passenger accidents occur in open decks, dance floors, passageways, and gangways. Cruise ship injury claims may also arise due to negligent maintenance, negligent supervision, or negligently maintained equipment contributing to slippery surfaces and other ship equipment malfunctions. Passenger injury claims may arise from ship medical malpractice, tender boat accidents, crime, any other dangers that can arise in ports or other cases.

The most common cruise ship injuries arise from:

  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Trip and Fall Accidents in Common Areas
  • Ship Mechanical Malfunctions
  • Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Negligent Security Claims
  • Cruise Ship Crime
  • Assault and Battery
  • Gangway Accidents
  • Negligent Maintenance
  • Water Slide or Water Ride Injuries
  • Injuries to Children
  • Dangerous Ship Endorsed Activities
  • Tender or Boat Transfer Accidents
  • Alcohol Related Injuries
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Excursion Accidents
  • Missing persons

Gerson & Schwartz represents cruise ship passengers that sustain serious injuries. Our cruise ship lawyers are licensed to practice law in all Florida state and federal courts. For over 46 years, Gerson & Schwartz, PA has been representing personal injury victims recover money damages due to the negligent acts of third parties. Gerson & Schwartz lawyers provide aggressive quality legal representation for the seriously injured. If you are a cruise ship passenger and would like to find out more information about a potential personal injury claim against a major cruise line then don't wait. Call us toll free at 1-877-475-2905 or contact us online.

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