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Cruise Ship Accidents & Cruise Line Claims

Injuries on cruise ships occur frequently, often resulting from cruise line negligence. Common injuries may occur from a variety of incidents, including, but not limited to:

  • Slip and fall accidents;
  • Food poisoning;
  • Improper security measures;
  • Injuries caused by onboard experiences;
  • Injuries caused by onboard fires;
  • Injuries caused by improper maintenance; and
  • Injuries caused by various degrees of assault.

If you are injured in a cruise ship accident or incident, first, immediately seek the assistance of appropriate ship personnel. It is critical to document all details of the event leading to your injury, including photographs (if applicable), eyewitness encounters, your recollection of the event, and information regarding your immediate symptoms. Once a report is filed with the cruise ship, maintain a copy of the document and all medical reports if an onboard physician is seen. If there are any eyewitnesses to your accident or incident, obtain all current contact information in anticipation of a legal claim, as additional statements may be necessary.

Contact a Maritime Trial Attorney Today

The process of filling a lawsuit pursuant to a cruise ship injury is governed by federal regulations, maritime law, and information printed on the backs of each cruise ticket. If you or someone you know has been injured on a cruise ship, contact the Law Offices of Brandon L. Chase to discuss legal representation for your potential claims.

Cruise Ship Sexual Assaults

Let Our Miami Maritime Lawyers Fight for Your Rights

While cruise ship injuries often occur from cruise line negligence, there is another category of injuries that may occur due to the actions of other passengers or ship personnel. Cruise line sexual assaults are not as uncommon as one would hope, and such assaults create an especially difficult situation for the victim because of the helplessness he or she may feel from being “stuck” at sea with a perpetrator.

In cruise line sexual assault cases, the offender may not be the only one who is liable to the victim. Under Florida law, the cruise line may also face liability if there is a recognizable pattern indicating a series of similar complaints from patrons.

Though intentional acts like assault are not often made public knowledge, as the cruise line and its attorneys frequently attempt to settle these incidents quietly, cruise ships have increased safety concerns that other venues do not experience. This is because cruise ships isolate people at sea or in other countries; the ship has control over its passengers; and there are no law enforcement officers protecting patrons from dangerous occurrences.

If You Have Been a Victim, We Can Help

If you are the victim of a cruise ship sexual assault, first, immediately seek the assistance of appropriate ship personnel. It is critical to document all details of the event, including photographs of injuries (if applicable), your recollection of the event, and perpetrator information. Once a report is filed with the cruise ship, maintain a copy of the document and all medical reports if an onboard physician is seen. If there are any eyewitnesses who can identify the perpetrator, obtain all current contact information in anticipation of a legal claim, as additional statements may be necessary.

The process of filling a lawsuit pursuant to a cruise ship sexual assault is governed by federal regulations, maritime law, and information printed on the backs of each cruise ticket. If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted on a cruise ship, contact the Law Offices of Brandon L. Chase to discuss legal representation for your potential claims.

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