Florida is recognized as the “Cruise Capital of the World,” and is the home-base for the biggest, most luxurious and industry stand-out vessels, globally. Every year, thousands of passengers are injured on cruise ships, excursions, and tenders. For more than 20 years, the experienced Boynton Beach cruise ship attorneys at Kogan & DiSalvo have successfully recovered damages for those who have been injured on cruise ships and in other boating accidents.
Common Cruise Accident Claims
As the passenger of a cruise ship, you rely on the experience of the captain, officers, and crew to keep you reasonably safe. Unfortunately, negligence can lead to very serious cruise ship accidents and injuries. Some of the most common types of claims include:
- Negligent cruise ship security
- Assault onboard a cruise ship
- Medical malpractice
- Slip and fall accidents
- Injuries caused by cruise activities onboard
- Injuries caused by activities arranged on land
- Cruise ship fires
- Other catastrophic cruise ship accidents
These incidents and others can lead to catastrophic physical injury. When you plan a cruise vacation, you never plan to suffer a lasting injury. Unfortunately, our cruise ship accident lawyers in Boynton Beach have witnessed how devastating these injuries can be for the victim and the victim’s dependents.
Seeking An Attorney
It is important to seek qualified representation immediately after your cruise ship injury because most cruise lines have a one-year statute of limitations clause in their contracts of carriage/tickets. Additionally, most cruise lines require all actions and claims to be filed in the United States District Federal Court for the Southern District of Florida, located in Miami, Florida. Members of our team have passed the requirements that qualify them to practice in Federal Court.
Maritime law and the laws that affect cruise ships can be complex. Our experienced Boynton Beach cruise ship accident attorneys know how to handle cases that fall within these categories. Like other industries, the cruise ship industry can be held accountable for negligence that leads to serious injury or death.