Port Everglades Accident

Port Everglades Accident Lawyer

Port Everglades, located in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area and the City of Hollywood, is a busy cruise ship and cargo port. Due to Florida’s bustling cruise ship industry, Port Everglades is one of the top three cruise ship ports in the world. Outside of tourism, it is Florida’s main port for petroleum products. While it is an important economic center for Florida, it is also a key location for world trade. Overall Port Everglades contributes to employing more than 224,000, directly and indirectly, and boasts a multi-million revenue and net income each year.

Due to the maritime traffic going in and out of Port Everglades, thousands of workers, and millions of visitors each year, accident happen. When work-related and maritime accidents occur, workers benefit from partnering with a Port Everglades accident lawyer to protect their rights and obtain the benefits they deserve under the law.

Visitors are also at risk of injury at Port Everglades. Individuals boarding and departing cruise ships could be injured in an accident at the port. They could also be injured on the vessel, and then able to report the issue once docked. In each case, port and local authorities become involved. Victims of a cruise ship or port incident should contact an experienced attorney at Gerson & Schwartz P.A. at (877) 475-2905. Our attorneys have years of experience handling legal matters arising from activity at Port Everglades. We are here to protect your rights and fight hard for the compensation you deserve.

Cruise Ships at Port Everglades

Numerous cruise lines utilize Port Everglades, including:

  • Balearia Bahamas Express
  • Carnival Cruise Line
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Costa cruises
  • Crystal Cruises
  • Cunard
  • Holland America Line
  • Semester at Sea/ISE
  • Pear Seas Cruises
  • Princess Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean International
  • Silversea

Some of these cruise lines bring only one ship into Port Everglades. However, certain lines bring in multiple. For instance, Holland America Line brings in 10 different ships, Princess Cruises brings in nine, and Royal Caribbean brings in six, two of which are the world’s largest cruise ships. In the fiscal year 2017, more than 3.8 million passengers came in and out of the port.

Common Cruise Ship & Port Accidents

At Gerson & Schwartz P.A., our accident lawyers for Port Everglades have handled all types of cruise ship and port accidents involving tourists. If you experience harm from any type of cruise ship-related incident, whether it arose from someone’s negligence or intentional misconduct, contact us immediately.

We have experience handling:

  • Gangway Accidents
  • Slip and Fall/Trip and Fall Accidents
  • Overboard Accidents
  • Falls from Heights
  • Struck by Objects
  • Defective Ship Equipment
  • Crimes at Sea
  • Cruise Ship Sexual Assault or Rape
  • Cruise Ship Missing Persons
  • Excursion Accidents
  • Water Slide and Water Park Accidents
  • Cruise Ship Medical Malpractice
  • Contaminated Food

We are here to investigate the situation, advise you of your rights and legal options, and fight hard for you to obtain a fair outcome to your case. We will represent you in a claim against a cruise ship, whether that requires negotiating a cruise ship insurance settlement or facing a cruise line in court on a personal injury or wrongful death claim.

Work-Related Accidents

Our accident attorneys for Port Everglades at Gerson & Schwartz P.A. are also well versed in maritime worker accidents and injuries. With tens of thousands of maritime and other workers at the port, these individuals are at risk, particularly if someone is poorly trained or under-supervised.

We represent port workers after being injured in accidents, such as:

  • Machinery and Equipment Accidents
  • Crane Accidents
  • Mooring Line Accidents
  • Transportation Accidents
  • Parking Lot Accidents
  • Slip and Fall/Trip and Fall Accidents
  • Falls in Water/Drownings
  • Vessel Collisions
  • Groundings
  • Chemical/Hazardous Materials Exposure
  • Fires and Explosions
  • Workplace Violence
Who Is Liable for a Port Accident?

If you are injured at Port Everglades, you should contact a lawyer right away. At Gerson & Schwartz P.A. we are ready to thoroughly investigate what happened to you. This investigation is to determine fault by finding out who was careless, reckless, or acted in an intentionally harmful way, which lead to your injuries. However, fault and liability may rest on different shoulders. If the person at fault for your injuries was an on-duty employee at the time, then it is likely that their employer is liable for compensating you for your injuries. Potentially, a cruise line, the port, or another business associated with the port could be liable for your injuries. Your lawyer will represent you in filing an insurance claim or lawsuit against the liable party.

Call a Port Everglades Accident Attorney Today

After suffering injuries in a cruise ship or port accident, the best step to take is to speak with an experienced attorney about your legal rights, including the compensation you may be entitled to under the law. If another person was at fault for your injuries, then you may pursue:

  • Past, Current, and Future Medical Expenses
  • Wage Loss
  • Loss of Earning Capacity
  • Replacement Services
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Emotional Harm
  • Scarring and Disfigurement
  • Physical Limitations

If you lost a loved one in a cruise ship or Port Everglades accident, contact us immediately. We are highly experienced in handling wrongful death claims in Florida. We will guide you through the process of seeking compensation for you and your family, including medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and loss of your loved one’s services, society, companionship, guidance, and love.

To learn more about how our team at Gerson & Schwartz P.A. can help, contact our Broward County office at (954) 845-0535. You can also use our online form to request a free consultation.

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