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Portland Cruise Ship Lawyer

If you are involved in an accident on a Portland cruise ship and you were injured, the best advice is to speak with a Portland cruise ship accident lawyer as soon as possible. Filing a successful cruise ship injury claim is complicated and if you are not careful, critical rights might be impaired or lost. Our Portland cruise ship injury lawyers in Miami can explain your rights and obligations following any type of cruise ship accident.

Two of the more important critical factors following any cruise ship injury involve how long you have to file a lawsuit for your damages and exactly where you can file that lawsuit. The answers are not as obvious as you might think. Most cruise ship injury cases must be filed within one year of the date of accident. In addition, the majority of cruise ship accident cases are required to be filed in federal court in Miami. The reason for this is when you purchase a cruise ship ticket you agreed to what is called forum selection. In most cases the legal form selected is in federal court in Miami.

If you don’t file a lawsuit for your cruise ship injuries within one year or fail to file your lawsuit in the selected forum, then you run the risk of losing your rights to make a full, fair, and complete recovery after your cruise ship injury. The Portland cruise ship accident lawyers at Gerson & Schwartz in Miami can help you figure out how long you have to file your lawsuit and exactly where it must be filed. We can do this in a simple phone call. Contact us today for your confidential consultation at (877) 475-2905.

Port of Portland Oregon

The Oregon Legislature created the Port of Portland in 1819, built to dredge and maintain a shipping channel from the city of Portland to the Pacific Ocean. Later on it would gain the commission of public docks, operating public-use docs in Portland harbor and would build Portland’s first airport.

The port’s dive into the 20th century was riddled with questionable practices. Port authorities and the general manager named James H. Polhemus were found guilty of mismanagement, conflict of interest, negligence, and selling equipment at lower than assessed prices. Soon after the commission found these men guilty, a professional auditor Frank Akin, was found shot to death. His murder was never solved. Polhemus would later be exonerated after the Port commissioners voted to reject the investigation.

In the 21st century, the most recent news is that Hanjin group, a South Korean conglomerate, stopped serving at the port in March 9, 2015. This accounted for 78% of all container traffic to the port itself. The Port’s main imports are automobiles, steel, and limestone, while the main exports are wheat, soda ash, potash, and hay. Over 17 million tons of cargo moves through the port each year, and their exports and imports makes a total of about 15.4 million USD annually.

The Port of Portland Oregon offers cruises with the following lines:

  • Un-Cruise Adventures, S. S. Legacy
  • American Cruise Lines – American Pride
  • American Cruise Lines – Queen of the West
  • American Cruise Lines – Independence
  • American Queen Steamboat Company – American Empress
Portland Cruise Ship Accident Lawyers

At Gerson & Schwartz our Portland cruise ship injury attorneys in Miami have the necessary experience to represent those who were unexpectedly injured in:

The Portland cruise ship accident and injury lawyers at Gerson & Schwartz, PA offer their services for legal representation of injured passengers or crew from a Portland cruise ship accident. Our Miami cruise ship attorneys maintain strategic alliances with attorneys in nearly all jurisdictions. Our cruise ship accident law firm accepts referrals and requests for co-counsel from other lawyers for cruise ship accident cases that need to be filed in federal court in Miami.

Our Miami personal injury law offices are located close to the port of Miami and the federal court in Miami. Our lawyers collectively have more than 80 years of experience in handling and representing victims of cruise ship accidents, maritime cases, and wrongful death cases. All of our injury cases are handled under a contingent fee arrangement. Simply stated, this way there are no attorney fees until or unless we recover financial compensation for you.. us today for a free consultation at (877) 475-2905.

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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
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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