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Port Miami Accident Lawyer

Port Miami Personal Injury LawyersMiami-Dade County is proud to be home to Port Miami, one of the largest cargo ports in the U.S. and passenger ports in the world. In 2016, 1,081 cargo ships docked at the port, carrying more than 8.7 million tonnage of cargo. The same year, 972 cruise ships docked at Port Miami, carrying more than 4.9 million passengers. This would not be possible without the efforts and dedication of more than 176,000 maritime and port workers. Unfortunately, as with any port in the U.S., accidents occur. Workers and visitors alike are at risk for incidents that may result in injuries or fatalities.

If you were injured or lost a loved one in an incident at Port Miami, contact a Port Miami accident lawyer at Gerson & Schwartz P.A. at (877) 475-2905. We have decades of experience representing accident victims and their families, and are well-known for our cruise ship accident representation. Schedule a free consultation with us to learn about your rights and legal options.

Common Port Miami Accidents

As Port Miami is both a cargo and passenger port, it is consistently busy, teeming with people, and at risk for a wide range of accidents. At Gerson & Schwartz P.A., we have handled personal injury and wrongful death claims following:

  • Crane accidents
  • Machinery and equipment accidents
  • Transportation accidents
  • Parking lot accidents
  • Trip and falls/slip and falls
  • Falls in water/drownings
  • Vessel collisions
  • Groundings
  • Mooring line accidents
  • Fires
  • Chemical exposure/hazardous materials exposure
  • Violence

In relation to cruise ships, specifically, we see a large number of slip and falls and falling overboard accidents. You or a loved one may have been injured or developed a medical condition because of a dangerous shipboard activity or shore excursion, unsanitary conditions, contaminated food, violence by a crew member or passenger, or medical malpractice onboard.

Whatever type of incident led to your injuries, whether you are a crew member or cruise ship passenger, do not hesitate to call an accident lawyer for Port Miami. We are here to investigate your situation and advise you of your legal rights.

Liability for Injuries & Fatalities at Port Miami

After you are injured on a cruise ship or at port, it is essential you speak with an attorney for numerous reasons. First, an attorney can review and analyze the situation to determine if you have the right to file a claim for compensation, and if so, how strong your claim is. Second, an attorney will determine liability for the accident. It is not enough to know which other person’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct caused you harm. You need to know whether a larger business is responsible for that individual’s conduct.

Where you are injured and who employs the person at fault are key factors in determining liability. If the incident took place on the cruise ship and is the result of a cruise line employee’s behavior, then the cruise line may be liable. However, if you were injured on Port Miami property, then the port may be liable.

To discuss the incident that led to your injuries or loss and determine which party may be liable, contact Gerson & Schwartz P.A. to speak with an accident attorney for Port Miami.

Recovering Compensation After a Port Miami Accident

If you were injured while docked at or working at Port Miami, or a relative lost their life in a Port Miami accident, do not hesitate to seek out legal advice. When your injury or loss is the result of another individual or business’s negligence, then a lawyer can represent you in pursuing compensation from the liable party through an insurance claim, personal injury lawsuit, or wrongful death lawsuit.

If you were the injured party, you may be able to obtain compensation for:

  • 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 spouse, parent, or child in a Port Miami accident, then through a wrongful death claim, you can seek compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering of the survivors
  • Loss of services
  • Loss of society, companionship, guidance, and love
Contact a Port Miami Accident Attorney Today

Few things are worse than getting hurt or losing a loved one while working or on vacation. No one expects an accident to happen on a normal day and alter the course of their life forever. Unfortunately, accidents do happen and there is nothing to do but to protect yourself, fight for your rights, and move forward in life. Our team at Gerson & Schwartz P.A. are here to help.

We are here to conduct an in-depth review of your circumstances and advise you of your rights. If you have a valid claim for compensation, then we will guide you through the insurance claims and legal processes. We will work with you and experts to thoroughly document your economic and non-economic injuries in order to pursue the maximum compensation possible.

To learn more about how we can help you and your family, call our Miami-Dade County office at (305) 371-6000.

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