Millions of people go on cruises every year. Cruise lines are particularly popular here in Miami, and in most cases, they make for great getaways. Unfortunately, there are times when cruise lines will fail to account for the safety of their passengers, and their passengers will sustain very serious injuries as a result. If you were injured while on a cruise due to no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation, but you have to act fast. Contact a skilled Miami cruise ship accident lawyer from Aigen Law Firm today to learn more about these accidents and how our firm can help if you’ve been harmed in one.
Cruise Ship Accident Lawyer Serving Clients in Miami & throughout Florida
Though the last place anyone suspects to sustain a serious injury is on vacation, the truth is that accidents can happen anywhere negligence occurs. Cruise line ownership, their operators, and their staff must be vigilant in preserving a safe environment for all. If you’ve been hurt due to their failure to do so, our firm is here to help.
Common Causes & Types of Cruise Ship Accidents & Injuries
Cruise lines are responsible for ensuring the safety of all passengers. Unfortunately, they don’t always live up to this responsibility. Just some of the most common causes and types of cruise ship accidents and injuries are as follows:
- Unsecured objects, such as tables and chairs, sliding about and crashing into passengers.
- Serving passengers spoiled food
- Negligent cruise ship operators
- Debris or liquids left uncleared away
- Dangerous swimming pool conditions or inattentive swimming pool lifeguards
- Dangerous cruise ship escalators, elevators, or stairwells
- Insufficient lighting in certain areas
- Unsafe cabin conditions
Bringing a Claim Against a Cruise Ship Owner
Typically, cruise ship lines can be held accountable for injuries under General Maritime Law. As long as you and your experienced Miami-Dade County personal injury attorney can prove that you were hurt because the cruise line fell below the acceptable standard of care and you incurred financial damages as a result, you should have a valid claim. You should note that in most cases, you will have to bring a Notice of Claim within six months of the date of the accident, and you will also typically have to file your personal injury claim within one year from the date the accident occurred. That said, the timeframe for bringing injury claims against cruise lines varies depending on the circumstances of the specific accident and cruise line, which is why it’s in your best interest to speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as you can.
Contact a Cruise Ship Lawyer Today
The bottom line is that if you were harmed on a cruise ship due to no fault of your own, the time to act is now, and Aigen Law Firm is here to help. Contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation with our competent and dedicated legal team.