Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Cruise Ship Injuries

Special maritime or admiralty law and rules usually apply to cruise
liner injury claims cases (assuming the passenger's injury happened at
sea in international waters), even if it is from an infectious disease.

Other rules may apply if the accident or injuries happened in a
location such as Texas territorial waters, or U.S. coastal waters. Without proper legal advice, cruise ship injury liability may be hard to establish.

Cruise guests expect to enjoy a safe vacation while aboard a cruise,
yet many guests are injured or killed as a result of cruise ship
negligence. Inadequate security, failing to maintain the property, and
failure to inspect the property frequently contribute to the occurrence
of serious injury and death. We handle cruise ship liability cases
including serious trip and fall, illness or other injuries.

If you fail to follow the rules on your ticket, you run the
very real risk of the court throwing out your personal injury claim
against the cruise ship company.

Your cruise ticket probably requires you to file in a very
specific jurisdiction (usually Seattle, Miami or Los Angeles) and it
probably also requires you to provide notice of your injury (usually
within six months) and file your lawsuit quickly (usually within one
year of your injury). Because the courts generally enforce these
various provisions, it is absolutely essential that you contact an
experienced cruise ship injury attorney as soon as you can.
We can
assist you with understanding your cruise ship voyage contract and
successfully navigating its various onerous provisions.

It is important to consult with a cruise liner liability
advocate and lawyer immediately to protect your legal rights. Our office
will fight to recover any lost wages, past and future medical expenses,
emotional damages, pain and suffering, and mental anguish allowed by
law for the cruise liability victim and their family.

If you or someone you know has been injured during a cruise you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Contact
Brent M. Cordell for a free consultation. We will use our experience,
knowledge and resources to achieve the best possible results for you and
your family.