Cruise Ship Passenger Claims

If you have been injured or have lost a loved one while vacationing on a cruise ship, we can help you. We litigate maritime claims of injured passengers worldwide.

Our maritime trial attorneys are skilled in the investigation and prosecution of passenger injury and wrongful death claims. We are known for our responsiveness, thorough, and hands-on litigation style, investigative and negotiating skills, and our accessibility to our clients. We go wherever you need us to be.U.S. Admiralty and Maritime Law is unique and not every attorney knows how to effectively litigate such complex claims.

Our lawyers are trained and skilled in litigating Admiralty and Maritime claims and have represented passengers in Maritime injury lawsuits against all major cruise lines, including Carnival, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean and other cruise lines.

The contractual terms on your cruise ship passenger ticket are critical and controlling in most circumstances. In consideration of payment, the passenger receives a written contract of passage (the ticket). The forum selection clauses (which designates where a lawsuit must be filed) on cruise tickets are enforceable. Most of the major cruise lines, including Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Carnival, require that lawsuits be filed here, in Miami, Florida. Our maritime lawyers routinely represent Florida residents, and non-Florida residents alike, in maritime injury lawsuits in Miami, Florida.

The most critical contractual limitation on you cruise ticket is the provision regarding the time to file a lawsuit. Your cruise ticket likely contains a provision that you have only one year in which to file a lawsuit. Florida negligence claims may be brought within four years or three years under general maritime law; however, the courts have held that Florida’s statute of limitation does not apply to passenger injury claims. In addition, your ticket likely states that you must provide the cruise line notice of your injury within six months of the incident. However, if you did not provide the notice within six months, it does not mean that you cannot file a lawsuit. Our maritime lawyers can help you with this.

Our cruise ship injury lawyers have experience in litigating all types of injuries sustained on a cruis, including:

  • Cruise ship groundings
  • Hurricane-related accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Trip and fall accidents
  • Falls over dangerous bathroom thresholds or coamings
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Drownings
  • Fires
  • Physical assault by cruise ship employee
  • Sexual assault by cruise ship employee
  • Physical assault by other passengers
  • Sexual assault by other passengers
  • Inadequate ship security
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Food Poisoning (salmonella, etc.)
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Medical malpractice
  • Other serious cruise ship injuries.

We can help you recover medical and nursing expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other money damages such as disability, disfigurement, impairment and inconvenience damages. We help injured passengers throughout Florida, the United States and the world who must file their lawsuits against cruise companies here in Miami, Florida.

To speak with one of our Maritime attorneys today call 800-996-2748. If you would like us to contact you, please complete the contact us form. Our attorneys never charge a fee for consultations and are available at night and on the weekends.