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San Francisco Cruise Ship Lawyer

If you are injured on a San Francisco cruise ship, then you should speak with a San Francisco cruise ship accident lawyer as soon as you can. There are two critical issues you should know about if you suffered a cruise ship injury. First, there is a limited period of time in which you can file a lawsuit for damages. In most cases, you have only one year from the time of your injury to file a lawsuit. Second, most lawsuits for cruise ship accidents and injuries must be filed in federal court in Miami. So even if you were injured on a San Francisco cruise ship, your lawsuit may very likely need to be filed in Miami federal court.

The San Francisco cruise ship accident lawyers at the Miami law firm of Gerson & Schwartz can answer your questions in a simple phone call. In most cases, we can tell you if your case needs to be filed in federal court in Miami and exactly how long you have to file that lawsuit. You can call our toll-free number at (877) 475-2905 for your free and confidential consultation after your San Francisco cruise ship accident and injury.

Port of San Francisco

The Port of San Francisco was technically made in 1846, when California was claimed by Commodore John D Sloat during the Mexican-American War. The municipality of San Francisco was given the right to sell “water lots” by General Kearney, the then acting governor of California.

The tidelands between Clarke’s Point and Ricon Point becoming the centered area for the landing of ships. Soon when gold was discovered in California, the “James K Polk” was beached at the foot of the bluff near Clarke’s point and it became the foundation of the first real passenger landing in the city. In the coming years, the state would pass bills that would allow for the sale of water lots and authorizing the city to construct wharves beyond its boundary, and setting rates for wharf space.

Later the California Board of State Harbor Commissioners set to building a seawall on the San Francisco waterfront. This eliminated the patchwork of the waterfront and having it end cleanly at the modern Embarcadero. Unfortunately the opening of the first transcontinental railroad halted harbor development, and it would take fifty years before the completion of the sea wall’s last section in the China Basin. Much later after the fire of the 1906 earthquake, the port was underwent a new string of developments.

The Harbor Improvement Act being passed wherein a total of $9 million was allocated for the expansion of the port and buying out Islais Creek and India Basin lands. With the completion of these modern piers, the Port of San Francisco became the only port to be under single control in the United States. Unfortunately the creation of Los Angeles, the west coast's largest city, made the development of the port a secondary endeavor.

Leading into the 1960s the Port of San Francisco had no more room to expand, unable to build new large container handling facility like those in the Port of Oakland. The Port has become a niche player, only being able to specialize in break bulk and dry bulk cargo, ship repair, and ferry services.

The Port of San Francisco is home to the following cruise lines:

  • Silversea
  • Royal Caribbean International
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Princess Cruises
  • P & O Cruises
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Holland America
  • Disney Cruise Line
  • Cunard Line
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Crystal Cruises
Representing San Francisco Cruise Ship Injury Victims

Our personal injury and wrongful death lawyers offer representation to anyone injured in a San Francisco cruise ship event, accident or incident including:

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

The San Francisco cruise ship accident lawyers at Gerson & Schwartz, PA are licensed to practice in both state and federal court in Miami. Our Miami, Florida cruise ship accident law firm is located in Miami near the federal court as well as the headquarters of many major cruise lines.

Our cruise ship accident lawyers proudly represent good people who were unfortunately involved in cruise ship incidents/accidents, maritime claims, and wrongful death cases. All injury cases are handled on a contingent fee basis which means simply that there are no attorney fees unless we make a financial recovery for you. Contact us today for a consultation at (877) 475-2905.

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