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Cruise Ship Accident Attorney
Cruise ship travel is quickly becoming one of the more popular vacation choices for many people, but unfortunately, cruise ship accidents are also a reality for many passengers. Our Miami cruise ship accident attorneys have the necessary experience and knowledge to represent victims and to navigate the complicated nuances of federal and maritime laws involving these cases.
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
Cruise lines are required to provide a safe environment for their passengers, but accidents like the ones above can oftentimes seriously injure, or sometimes kill, 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 attorneys understand the laws governing cruise ship accidents, including the one-year statute of limitations to file a lawsuit against the negligent party, and that jurisdiction of the cases are typically chosen by the cruise lines. Filing a lawsuit in the wrong jurisdiction can lead to a dismissal of the 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 our Miami cruise ship accident attorneys have experienced with.
Crew Members and Staff Can Also be Affected
Passengers are not the only ones who are 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 representing seamen in lawsuits against their employers.
With South Florida being the home of two of the busiest ports in the Port of Miami and Port Everglades, cruise lines like Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America, and Princess Cruise Lines all set sail from these ports year round. This allows the attorneys at Gamba, Lombana & Herrera to be uniquely situated and available to respond to the call of victims. If you have been a victim of a cruise ship accident and believe that cruise line acted with negligence and is responsible, contact one of our Miami cruise ship accident attorneys.