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Cruise Ship Accident Attorney
Cruise ship travel has quickly become one of the most popular choices for many individuals. Unfortunately, cruise ship accidents are also a reality for many passengers. A Miami cruise ship accident attorney from Gamba, Lombana, & Herrera has the necessary experience and knowledge to navigate the complicated nuance of federal and maritime laws regarding cases of this nature.
Our lawyers understand that cruise ship injury claims are vastly different from ordinary personal injury lawsuits. Many involve facets of Florida state, international maritime, and federal 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 of cruise lines. However, accidents regarding a ship on the high seas do seriously injure passengers, sometimes even fatally. Problems become compounded when passenger ships inadequately train their crews to adequately on cruise safety incidents. Victims and their families are entitled to compensation for these acts of negligence. Our firm ensures that this happens.
Our Miami cruise ship accident lawyers understand the laws governing cruise ship accidents and other crime on a boat. This includes the one-year statute of limitations to file a lawsuit against a negligent party. The sued cruise line decides the jurisdiction of the case in most cases. Attorneys experienced reading cruise reports, passenger statements, and statistical case data, as well as working with authorities and the cruise liner Captain is vital for a positive outcome when a ship has crashed.
Filing a lawsuit in the wrong jurisdiction can lead to the dismissal of a case. It can be disheartening to have a cruise crash or accident reported, with evidence and a valid case, only to have the case thrown out in court due to an improper filing. Cases showing video evidence of a passenger’s accident or cruise wrongdoing are dismissed when evidence or documentation is improperly submitted.
The Death on the High Seas Act applies when a passenger is a victim of a wrongful death. This involves another set of laws and procedures that a Miami cruise ship accident litigator from GLH has experience with.
Crew Members and Staff Can Also be Affected
Cruise crimes victims are not only passengers. Crew members and staff also fall ill and suffer injuries while working on board. Additionally, cruise members can be victims of crimes on ships. The Miami cruise ship accident attorneys of Gamba, Lombana, & Herrera are experienced in the representation of seamen in cruise ship accident lawsuits against their employers.
With South Florida being the home to two of the busiest ports in the entire country, the Port of Miami and Port Everglades, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Holland America, Celebrity, Emerald, and Princess Cruise Lines shipping people to tropical locales set sail from these ports all-year-round. This allows the attorneys of Gamba, Lombana, & Herrera to be uniquely situated to respond to the call of victims.
Many of us have seen a news report about incidents regarding a Carnival, Royal Caribbean, or Celebrity cruise liner. If you feel that you have been a victim of a cruise ship crash or another incident, and believe that the cruise line acted negligently in relation to the situation, contact one of our Miami cruise ship accident attorneys. We offer free consultations regardless if on a domestic, Caribbean cruise, or an International Cruise Victim, ICV.