Are you in need of a Miami cruise ship injury lawyer? If you or a loved one have been involved in a cruise ship accident, it’s important to seek legal representation from a qualified and experienced attorney.
At Perkins Law Offices, we understand the complexities of maritime law and have helped numerous clients obtain the compensation they deserve after a cruise ship accident. Our team of skilled lawyers has years of experience representing clients who have suffered injuries due to the negligence of cruise ship operators, crew members, or other passengers.
We know that the aftermath of a cruise ship accident can be overwhelming and stressful, which is why we are here to help. Our lawyers will work tirelessly to investigate the details of your case, gather evidence, and build a strong case on your behalf. We will negotiate with the cruise line and their insurance company to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation possible for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
We handle a wide range of cruise ship accident cases, including but not limited to:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Assaults or sexual assaults
- Food poisoning
- Accidents during shore excursions
- Cruise ship fires or explosions
- Falling overboard
- Collisions with other ships or objects
If you’ve been injured in a cruise ship accident, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t pay us unless we win your case. Our team is available 24/7 to answer your questions and provide you with the guidance and support you need during this difficult time.
Trust us to be your Miami cruise ship injury lawyers and fight for the justice you deserve. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
Miami Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer. Cruise lines, such as Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruise Lines, Carnival Corporation and Norwegian Cruise Lines are headquartered in Miami, Florida. ¬†Most passengers do not realize that the cruise ticket they buy from those big companies is a contract for carriage. The fine print in ticket contract governs where the passenger can bring a lawsuit, called a venue provision.
Most lawsuits against the Cruise lines are required to be brought in Federal District Court in Miami. It also shortens the time in which a lawsuit can be filed down to one year as compared to most land based claims which allow two to four years to bring suit.
Cruise ship operators are large corporations with vast financial resources. ¬†They will fight these claims in court, and will not pay attention to smaller claims because they know a lawyer will have to make the proverbial Federal case out of claims.
Attorney Alex Perkins has handled cases against most of the major cruise line operators in Florida including Disney Cruises.
He is familiar with their defense tactics and most of the lawyers on the their side. Mr. Perkins has also handled numerous cruise ship injury cases in Federal Court including a crewmember on passenger rape that yielded over $1,700,000 for the victim.
Slip and fall injuries are the most common complaint we come across from passengers, in particular on outdoor decks.¬†¬†Mr. Perkins has conducted extensive discovery and obtained Federal Court orders pertaining to the materials used on the decking of ships and the number of prior falls on thereon.
The cruise lines owe a ‚Äúduty to exercise reasonable care for the safety of its passengers.‚ÄĚ See,¬†Hall vs. Royal Caribbean Cruises, Limited, 888 So. 2d 654 (Fla. 3d DCA 2004), 2004 A.M.C. 1913;¬† citing¬†Kermarec v. Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, 358 U.S. 625, 79 S. Ct. 406, 3 L. Ed. 2d 550 (1959);¬†The Moses Taylor,¬† 4 Wall. 411, 71 U.S. 411, 18 L. Ed. 397 (1866);¬†Carlisle¬†v. Ulysses¬†Line Ltd., 475 So. 2d 248 (Fla. 3d DCA 1985).
The cruise lines also owe a ‚Äúduty to exercise reasonable care under the circumstances‚ÄĚ. See,¬†Harnesk vs. Carnival Cruise Lines, Inc, 1992 AMC 1472, 1991 WL 329584 (S. D. Fla. 1991). The cruise line‚Äôs ‚Äúduty is to warn of dangers known to the carrier in places where the passenger is invited to, or may reasonably be expected to visit.‚ÄĚ See,¬†Carlisle vs. Ulysses Line Limited,¬†S.A., 475 So. 2d 248 (Fla. 3d DCA 1985).¬†¬† The cruise line has a duty to provide safe ingress and egress to and from the ship.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of an incident aboard a cruise, ship or stemming from a cruise contact Perkins Law Offices at perkins@PerkinsLawOffices.com of call for a free confidential case review at 305 741-LAWS (5297). Miami Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer