Texas Cruise Ship Lawyer
If you were hurt on a Texas cruise ship don’t expect that the cruise line company will immediately pay your medical bills, lost wages and any other damages you may have as a result of an accident on a Texas cruise ship. In fact, you should expect the company to use any and all defenses that may be available. That is why it is vitally important that you call a Texas cruise ship injury attorney. You need someone with experience on your side to fight for your rights.
Our Texas cruise ship accident lawyers in Miami have more than 80 years of collective experience helping people injured on cruise ships. We are licensed to practice in federal courts and do so regularly. If you are from Texas or you were injured on a Texas cruise ship, we can help you. But you might be wondering “Why do I need a Miami cruise ship lawyer if I am from Texas or if I was injured on a Texas cruise ship?” The answer is on your ticket and in the law.
Nearly all cases involving any form of cruise ship injury must be filed within one year of the injury. This is called a one year statute of limitations. If you fail to file your lawsuit within the applicable statute of limitations, you will be forever barred from pursuing your case. Even if you file one year and one day after your accident, your case could be dismissed.
Aside from having to file your lawsuit within one year, your ticket most likely includes an agreement to file your lawsuit in one location. The majority of the cruise lines have these venue location agreements with the passengers. Most of the time, the only place you can file a lawsuit against the cruise ship company is in federal court in Miami, Florida. Fortunately for you, our cruise ship injury law office is located close to the Miami federal courthouse.
So as you can see, even if you are from Texas or injured on a Texas cruise ship accident, you are likely to end up in a federal court in Miami. If you or a loved one was injured on a cruise ship, you are invited to call us to see if your case will end up in Miami. Most times we can give you an answer right over the phone. Our consultations are free and confidential. Just call us at (877) 475-2905 today.Texas Cruise Ship Industry
In 2016, the Texas cruise ship industry underwent some fairly significant changes. Specifically, the Port of Houston is no longer an active cruise port as of April 2016. As for background: the Port of Houston invested $108.4 million in 2013 into establishing a cruise terminal at the Port of Houston. In 2012, the Port gave significant incentives up to $6.7 million to Princess and Norwegian cruise lines plus waived rent and docking fees. Nevertheless, those cruise lines ended their associations with the Port of Houston as of April 2016.
The Port of Galveston continues to have an active cruise ship business mainly involving the following cruise ships:
- Carnival Magic
- Carnival Freedom
- Carnival Liberty
- Carnival Triumph
- Disney Cruise Line’s Wonder
- Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas
In 2015, the Port of Galveston exceeded the one million passenger milestone for the second year in a row. It is logical to expect that Galveston will continue its growth especially with the closing of the Port of Houston’s cruise ship activity.Texas Cruise Ship Injury Lawyers
Our Texas Cruise Ship Accident Attorneys know what to do to help people injured on any type of cruise ship. Our Texas cruise ship injury lawyers in Miami have represented individuals and their families who were injured on ships that departed from:
- New York, NY
- Honolulu, HI
- Galveston, TX
- Fort Lauderdale, FL
- Houston, TX
- Baltimore, MD
- Miami, FL
- Tampa, FL
- Seattle, WA
- Los Angeles, CA
- Norfolk, VA
- Jacksonville, FL
- Port Canaveral, FL
- Vancouver, BC, Canada
- New Orleans, LA
- San Juan, Puerto Rico
- Charleston, SC
Our Florida cruise ship injury attorneys have filed lawsuits and claims against most of the major cruise lines. Our Texas cruise ship accident attorneys in Miami have represented cruise ship injury victims against cruise ship companies including:
- Disney Cruise Lines
- Holland America
- Carnival Cruise Lines
- Royal Caribbean
- Seabourn Regent
- NCL (Bahamas)
Our serious injury and wrongful death lawyers represent cruise ship crew members, customers and passengers who were hurt in any type of cruise ship incident, event or accident including:
- Texas Cruise Ship Medical Negligence
- Private Excursion Accidents from Texas Cruise Ships
- Texas Cruise Ship Missing Persons
- Norovirus Illnesses on Texas Cruise Ships
- Negligent Cruise Ship Security on Texas Cruise Line Ships
- Slip and Fall Texas Cruise Ship Accidents
- Texas Cruise Ship Rapes or Sexual Assaults
- Drowning and Wrongful Death involving Texas Cruise Ships
- Texas Cruise Ship Crew Members Accidents and Injuries
- Trip and Fall Accidents on Texas Cruise Ships and Gangways
- Texas Cruise Ship Sexual Harassment
The Texas cruise ship injury attorneys at Gerson & Schwartz, PA are licensed to practice in federal court and throughout Florida. Our Miami, Florida cruise ship injury law firm is located in Miami near the headquarters major cruise lines.
Our cruise ship injury attorney proudly represent good people involve in cruise ship accidents, maritime claims, and wrongful death cases. All injury cases are handled on a contingent fee basis which means simply that there is no attorney fee unless we obtain a financial recovery for you. Contact us today for a consultation at (877) 475-2905.