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Were You Injured While Aboard a Cruise Ship? Help is Available

Maritime Injuries Dec 3, 2020

Picture it: You’ve booked the vacation of a lifetime, and it was supposed to be a time when you and your loved ones should have been enjoying the warm breeze of a tropical paradise and relaxing on white sandy beaches. However, instead, you end up sustaining severe injuries due to the negligence of the cruiseliner. If this has happened to you, the cruise ship injury attorneys at Willis Law Firm are here for you. 

Unfortunately, both passengers and crew members aboard a cruise ship can be seriously hurt or even killed from various types of cruise ship accidents. That being the case, you should note that the attorneys at Willis Law Firm are different — we put clients first. Our firm is committed to holding cruise ship owners accountable.  We fight for injured passengers to get proper compensation for the injuries sustained while onboard a cruise ship.  

Typical Injuries That Cruisers Can Face

Our cruise ship attorneys have decades of experience representing individuals, including passengers and crew members, injured in maritime-related accidents, such as those that occur while aboard cruise ships. We have a deep understanding of maritime laws, so we can offer highly skilled representation to cruisers and/or cruise workers who have been hurt while onboard the vessel.  

Some common accidents and injuries that cruisers face include, but are not limited to:

  • Slips, trips and falls 
  • Violence, rapes, and assaults
  • Alcohol-related incidents
  • Drowning from falling overboard 
  • Fires and mechanical issues
  • Weather issues and rough sea accidents

Sadly, some passengers or crew members even die from cruise ship incidents.  For more information on maritime injuries and applicable laws, see our Jones Act Information Center and our article on Maritime Legislation That Protects You.

What Are Your Legal Rights and Options If You’ve Been Hurt While Onboard a Ship?

Maritime laws are complex, and it can be challenging to figure out exactly which rules apply to your case. Passengers can have some legal hurdles to overcome. Recovery in cruise ship injury cases is often governed by several different contractual documents, such as your cruise ship ticket, itinerary, and the contract of carriage. Sometimes, the contract language in these documents triggers restrictive filing deadlines and dispute resolution procedures (such as arbitration) that must be carefully and timely followed. Accordingly, if you are a passenger suffering from an injury or illness sustained while on a cruise, contact an experienced cruise ship attorney at Willis Law Firm today. Once we evaluate your case’s specific facts, we can advise you of your legal rights and help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Don’t wait! Time is of the essence with cruise ship injury cases.   

Next Steps After Being Hurt on a Cruise Ship – Contact a Cruise Ship Injury Attorney

Were you or a loved one injured while vacationing on a commercial cruiseliner? If so, contact the experienced maritime accident lawyers at Willis Law Firm. Call 1-800-468-4878 or email us through our online webform to find out more about your rights and options under the law.

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