Cruise Ship Accidents and Injuries

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Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer

While cruise ships are typically associated with luxury, relaxation and fun, serious accidents and injuries can occur on board these types of vessels. Both passengers and crew members can gravely be harmed when a cruise ship accident occurs. As the world witnessed in the Costa Concordia tragedy, even the most state of the art equipment and technology cannot always prevent a cruise ship disaster when a captain, a crew member or other parties are negligent in their actions and responsibilities.

The Willis Law Firm has more than 30 years of experience representing individuals and crew members who have been injured in maritime accident cases, including incidents on cruise ships. Our firm has developed a superior understanding of the complicated legal issues that are triggered in these types of cases. We offer highly skilled representation to both cruise ship passengers and crew members who have been injured at a sea in all types of accidents, including:

  • Slip, trip and fall cases
  • Negligent security procedures
  • Violence and assaults
  • Rapes and sexual assaults
  • Alcohol related incidents
  • Drownings
  • Crashes and collisions
  • Fires
  • Mechanical problems
  • Rough seas accidents
  • Sanitation issues, including Norovirus, E.coli, Legionnaires’ Disease and other outbreaks

Cruise Ship Accidents – Legal Remedies

If you have been injured in a cruise ship accident you should consult with an experienced maritime injury lawyer as soon as possible. The laws and legal procedures governing these types of incidents are extraordinarily complex and it can be difficult to figure out exactly which laws apply to your case. For instance, if you are a crew member who has been injured while working on a cruise ship you could have legal claims both against your employer and the owner of the vessel. Depending upon the nature of your accident, you may also be able to sue certain third party defendants such as product manufacturers, suppliers and maintenance and repair companies.

Passengers who have been harmed in a cruise ship accident or incident face substantial legal hurdles when trying to obtain legal relief. Recovery in these types of cases is often governed by confusing documents and contracts, including your cruise ship ticket, your itinerary and the contract of carriage. These documents often have very limited notice requirements and restrictive filing deadlines that must be addressed immediately after the injury or accident. Whether your situation involves a sexual assault by a fellow passenger or member of the crew, a trip and fall on a piece of torn carpet or slick floor, a sanitation issue or any other type of incident you should be represented by an attorney with extensive experience handling cruise ship accident and injury cases..

The Willis Law Firm Can Help

When you are injured in a cruise ship accident it is important to remember the cruise ship operator will be represented by a skilled legal team that will launch an aggressive defense against your legal claims and actions. This means you will need to have a dedicated and experienced legal team on your side. The Willis Law Firm represents injured maritime employees and cruise ship passengers nationwide. Call us today to schedule your free, confidential consultation.

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