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Cruise Ship Accident Attorney
Cruise ship travel has quickly become one of the most popular vacation choices for many people, but 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 often complicated nuances of federal and maritime laws involving cases of this nature.
Our lawyers understand that cruise ship injury claims are vastly different from ordinary personal injury lawsuits and may involve facets of Florida state, international maritime and federal law.
Types of Cruise Ship Accident Claims
Passengers cruising on vacation can be injured in a variety of ways:
- Injuries caused by slip and fall accidents
- Illness caused by contaminated beverages or food
- Injuries caused by colliding with another vessel
- Injuries incurred while on a port–of–call excursion
- Physical and sexual assaults by other passengers
- Physical and sexual assaults by crew members
- Failure to provide adequate medical care
Our Attorneys Understand The Laws Governing Cruise Ship Accidents
It is a base requirement of cruise lines to provide a safe environment for their passengers, but accidents can often seriously injure, and sometimes even kill their passengers. Problems are often compounded when cruise lines inadequately train their crew and staff to handle such situations. Victims and their families are entitled to receive compensation for these acts of negligence.
Our Miami cruise ship accident lawyers understand the laws governing cruise ship accidents, including the one-year statute of limitations to file a lawsuit against a negligent party, and that the jurisdiction of the cases is typically chosen by the cruise lines being sued.
Filing a lawsuit in the wrong jurisdiction can lead to the dismissal of a case. Additionally, the Death on the High Seas Act is applied when a passenger is a victim of 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
Passengers are not the only ones who can be harmed by the negligence of cruise lines. Crew members and staff also fall ill and suffer injuries while working onboard. 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 home to the Port of Miami and Port Everglades, two of the busiest ports in the entire country, cruise lines like Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America, and Princess Cruise Lines set sail from these ports all year round. This allows the attorneys of Gamba, Lombana, & Herrera to be uniquely situated and available to respond to the call of victims.
If you feel that you have been the victim of a cruise ship accident, and believe that the cruise line in question acted with negligence directly related to the incident, please contact one of our Miami cruise ship accident attorneys today for a free consultation.