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Cruise Ship Accident Attorney
Cruise ship travel is quickly growing into the most popular travel choice for many individuals. Unfortunately, cruise ship accidents represent a harsh reality for some passengers.
A Miami cruise ship accident attorney from Gamba, Lombana & Herrera wields the necessary experience and knowledge to navigate the complicated nuances of federal and maritime laws regarding cases of this nature.
Our lawyers understand that cruise ship injury claims can vastly differ from ordinary personal injury lawsuits. Many cases involve maritime or federal, in addition to Florida state law.
Types of Cruise Ship Accident Claims
Injuries occur to crusie victims in a variety of ways including:
- Damage caused by slip and fall accidents
- Illness as a result of contaminated beverages or food
- Incidents regarding collision with another vessel
- Injuries incurred while on a port-of-call excursion
- Physical and sexual assault crime by other passengers
- Crimes by cruise crew members regarding assault
- Failure to provide adequate medical care
Our Attorneys Understand The Laws Governing Cruise Ship Accidents
Providing a safe environment for their passengers is a base requirement burdened by cruise lines. However, an accident could occur while on a ship on the high seas. These incidents seriously injure passengers, sometimes even fatally.
Problems compound when passenger ships inadequately train their crews on cruise safety incidents. Victims and their families could receive compensation in return for these negligent acts. Our firm ensures that this happens.
Our Miami cruise ship accident lawyers understand the laws governing cruise ship accidents and other crimes on a boat. This knowledge includes the existing one-year statute of limitations to file a lawsuit against the negligent party.
In most cases, the defending cruise line decides the case jurisdiction. An attorney experienced in reading cruise reports, passenger statements, and statistical case data is vital. This legal entity should also work harmoniously with authorities and the cruise line Captain to optimize a positive outcome when a ship crashes.
Filing a lawsuit in the wrong jurisdiction could lead to a case’s dismissal. This is exceptionally disheartening. Possessing a reported cruise crash, or accident with evidence and a valid case seems like a sure thing.
Nevertheless, a judge could throw out a case due to an improper filing. A case displaying video evidence regarding a passenger’s accident or cruise wrongdoing is dismissed when evidence or documentation is submitted improperly. This is disheartening not only for plaintiffs but additional for their legal team.
The Death on the High Seas Act applies when a passenger is a victim of wrongful death circumstances. This involves an additional set of laws and procedures that a Miami cruise ship accident litigator from Gamba, Lombana & Herrera boasts experience with.
Crew Members and Staff Also Demonstrate Victimization
A cruise crimes victim is not limited to only passengers. Crew members in addition to staff also fall ill or suffer an injury while working onboard. Additionally, cruise members can represent victims of crime on a ship.
The Miami cruise ship accident attorneys of Gamba, Lombana, & Herrera wield experience in representing seamen in cruise ship accident lawsuits against their employers.
With South Florida as a hub to two of the busiest ports in all of the United States, the Port of Miami, as well as Port Everglades, many cruise lines call the area home. Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Holland America, Celebrity, Emerald, and also Princess cruise lines shipping people to tropical locales set sail from these ports all-year-round.
Gamba, Lombana & Herrera’s proximity to these locations enables us to swiftly respond to the call of victims. We offer legal aid and counsel to anyone experiencing unfortunate injury or accident while on the high seas.
The news is rampant with rhetoric about incidents regarding Carnival, Royal Caribbean, or Celebrity cruise liners. Were you the victim of a cruise ship crash or another incident? Do you believe the cruise line acted negligently in relation to handling your situation?
Contact one of our Miami cruise ship accident attorneys today for more information on how we can help. Time is of the essence regarding cases of this nature as the Florida statute of limitations restricts your time to file a claim.
While any accident is unfortunate, an accident while on vacation can truly devastate your overall morale. You deserve recompense for your suffering, and we aim to achieve just that. We offer free consultations regardless if on a domestic, Caribbean cruise, or an International Cruise Victim, ICV.
We aim for the best compensation of all when handling cruise ship accident cases; justice.