Seattle Cruise Ship Lawyer
If you were injured on a Seattle cruise ship or if you’re from Seattle and were injured on any cruise ship, then you will likely need a lawyer experienced accidents and injuries. A Seattle cruise ship attorney can help you avoid all the traps and loopholes that are involved in the filing of a successful cruise ship injury and accident claim.
Even if you were injured on a cruise ship that set sail out of the Port of Seattle your cruise ship injury claim will likely end up in Miami Florida. Now you might read that again and think that it makes no sense. But at the time you purchased your cruise you agreed to the terms and conditions in the ticket.
Few people sit down and read those terms and conditions before they purchase their ticket for a cruise ship. But that simple ticket is the same thing as a contract between you and the cruise line. Most cruise line tickets contain venue or forum selection clauses. What that means in simplest terms is that by the act of purchasing a cruise ship ticket you agree that you only file a lawsuit in one location or venue. In most cruise ship accident cases that location happens to be the federal court in Miami Florida. So as you see, if you are injured on a Seattle cruise ship your lawsuit will likely need to be filed in federal court in the Southern District of Florida in Miami.
The Seattle cruise ship accident attorneys at the Miami law firm of Gerson & Schwartz can assist and represent you and your family if you are injured on a cruise ship that set sail from the Port of Seattle. Likewise our Seattle cruise ship injury attorneys are available to help residents of Seattle who were injured on any type of ship. All you have to do is call us at (877) 475-2905 for your free and confidential consultation.
Generally, we can address the two most important questions concerning your claim in one phone call. First, we can tell you whether your lawsuit needs to be filed in Miami. Second, we can advise you on the statute of limitations which is basically the time limit you have to file your lawsuit. In most cases, you have one year in which to file a lawsuit for your cruise ship injury. As you can see, it is extremely important that you speak with a Seattle cruise ship injury lawyer as soon as possible after your accident in order to protect your rights.Port of Seattle Cruise Industry
The Port of Seattle officially came into existence on September 5th, 1911, voted by the people of the Port District. Later on it was designated at foreign-trade zone in 1949.
In 2007 Tay Yoshitani came on as CEO and his tenure was followed by two scandals; the first was when the police department of Seattle uncovered a string of racist and pornographic emails within the company. A little after that scandal another came rearing its head when a former CEO Mic Dinsmore claimed a sizable severance had been authorized by the commission. The company refused to pay, and the claim would later be dropped. Later that year the State Auditor's office issued a critical report of the port’s contradicting practices. This audit report sparked an investigation by the Department of Justice, although later it would be closed without action.
In October 7th 2014 both the port of Seattle and Port of Tacoma (located in Washington) made the agreement to “jointly market and operate the marine terminals of both ports as a single entity.” Soon they began joint operations on August 4th 2015, subsequently creating the third-largest cargo gateway in the U.S. The Mission of the Port of Seattle is “to create good jobs here by advancing trade and commerce.” In the start of 2017 the Port is rolling out a five-year long range plan to focus on job growth and other 25 year objectives established by the Commission.
The cruise lines that operate out of the Port of Seattle include:
- Royal Caribbean International
- Princess Cruises
- Oceania Cruises
- Norwegian Cruise line
- Holland America Line
- Celebrity Cruises
The Port of Seattle has two main terminals. The Smith Cove Cruise Terminal is located at Pier 91. The Bell Street Pier Cruise Terminal is located at Pier 66. The cruise industry at the Port of Seattle boasts 11 premier ships; 216 sailings; and more than 1 million passengers.Port of Seattle Cruise Ship Accident Attorney
Our personal injury lawyers represent passengers, crew and customers who may have been injured in any type of cruise ship accident or incident including:
- Port of Seattle Cruise Ship Medical Negligence
- Seattle Cruise Ship Rapes or Sexual Assaults
- Norovirus Illnesses involving Seattle Cruise Ships
- Private Excursion Accidents from Seattle Cruise Ships
- Trip and Fall Accidents on Port of Seattle Cruise Ships and Gangways
- Negligent Cruise Ship Security involving Port of Seattle
- Slip and Fall on Seattle Cruise Ship Accidents
- Cruise Ship Sexual Harassment involving Seattle Cruise Ships
- Drowning and Wrongful Death involving Port of Seattle Cruise Ships
- Cruise Ship Missing Persons from Seattle Cruise Ships
- Cruise Ship Crew Members Accidents and Injuries at Port of Seattle
The Seattle cruise ship injury attorneys at Gerson & Schwartz, PA are licensed to practice law in federal court and in Florida. Our law firm has strategic agreements and alliances with other law firms in nearly all jurisdictions.
Our Miami, Florida cruise ship injury law firm is located close to the Port of Miami near the headquarters major cruise lines. Our cruise ship attorneys have more than 80 years of collective experience helping and advocating for people in cruise ship accidents, maritime claims, and wrongful death cases. All cases are handled on a contingent fee basis. That means that there are no attorney's fees unless we make a financial recovery for you. Contact us today at for a consultation at (877) 475-2905.