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Did you know if you are injured on a cruise ship out of New Orleans you may be forced to file a lawsuit in a Miami federal court if you want to get your medical bills, lost wages and other damages paid? Don’t worry if you didn’t know that because most cruise ship injury victims don’t either. That is just one reason why you should consult a New Orleans cruise ship attorney if you were hurt as a passenger or a crew member on a Port Nola cruise ship.

Our New Orleans cruise ship injury lawyers in Miami can help you right away. Our Port Nola cruise line accident lawyers know what to do. In one simple call we can help you determine if your case will need to be filed in federal court in Miami. We will explain in greater detail when and where you need to make your claim and file your lawsuit.

Your cruise ship ticket is basically a contract. Most guests never read the small print. If they did, they would see that they most likely only have one year to file a lawsuit and it must be filed in the venue of the Miami federal court. But don’t worry, the choice of venue isn’t negotiable. As a passenger, your only choice is to either buy the ticket or don’t. The New Orleans cruise ship industry would never negotiate the venue. The fact remains that you most likely have one year to file a federal lawsuit in Miami after your cruise ship injury. That is why it is so critical that you contact a New Orleans cruise ship injury lawyer in Miami as soon as possible.

Port of New Orleans Cruise Ship Industry

The Port of New Orleans is also called Port Nola. The Port processed more than 1,023,000 passengers in 2015. This broke the million-passenger standard for the second year in a row. Norwegian Cruise Line and Carnival Cruise Line sail to eastern and western Caribbean ports of call. In addition, the Port also provides inland-river cruise trips with American Queen Steamboat Company and American Cruise Lines. It is 13th-largest port in the United States based on cargo value and the sixth-largest in the U.S. based on the volume of cargo handled.

In 1984 the World’s Fair was held in New Orleans and much of it was concentrated along the riverfront. The Fair led the way to the development of Port Nola’s modern cruise facilities as well as the Riverfront Marketplace. The port’s development has continued steadily over the years. In 2006 the Erato Street Cruise Garage and Terminal opened. The Julia Street Cruise Terminal opened in 2011 after combining two smaller terminals into one larger terminal.

Representing New Orleans Cruise Ship Accident Victims

Our personal injury attorneys represent cruise ship industry customers, passengers and crew members who were damaged in any form of cruise ship accident or incident including:

  • New Orleans Cruise Ship Medical Negligence
  • Cruise Ship Rapes or Sexual Assaults in New Orleans
  • Norovirus Illnesses on New Orleans Cruise Ships
  • Private Excursion Accidents from New Orleans Cruise Ships
  • Trip and Fall Accidents on New Orleans Cruise Ships and Gangways
  • Negligent Cruise Ship Security in New Orleans
  • Slip and Fall Accidents on New Orleans Cruise Ship
  • New Orleans Cruise Ship Sexual Harassment
  • Drowning and Wrongful Death involving New Orleans Cruise Ships
  • New Orleans Cruise Ship Missing Persons
  • New Orleans Cruise Ship Crew Members Accidents and Injuries

The cruise ship accident lawyers at Gerson & Schwartz, PA are licensed to practice law in federal court and throughout Florida. Our cruise ship injury law firm has established strategic alliances with law firms in nearly all jurisdictions. Our New Orleans cruise ship accident attorneys and law firm is located in Miami near the headquarters major cruise lines.

Our New Orleans cruise ship lawyers have 80 years of combined experience in representing injured victims in maritime claims, cruise ship accidents, and wrongful death cases. All of our cruise ship accident cases are handled on a contingent fee basis which simply means that there are no attorney's fees unless we recover money for you. Contact us today for a confidential consultation at (877) 475-2905.

Client Reviews
I am a lawyer in Massachusetts. I had a case to refer against a cruise line in Florida and did my homework on which firm to represent the client. Let me take the guessing out of it for you. Call this law firm and sign up. Brandon Parrelli, Google User
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