Miami Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer
Miami cruise ship injury lawyer. We have been handling Cruise Ship Injury cases throughout Florida and Federal Court in Miami Southern District of Florida, where cruise lines are headquartered.
The major cruise lines are based in Miami, and sail from Port Miami, Port Everglades, and Port Canaveral to the Caribbean islands which are the most common ports of call for Carnival Cruises, NCL ( Norwegian Cruise Line ), RCL ( Royal Caribbean Cruises), Princess Cruise Lines, MSC Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, Holland America, Seabourn Cruise Line, Azamara Cruises, Oceana Cruises, Regent Seven Seas and more. Hundreds of thousands of passengers set sail for vacations on a cruise ship. Unfortunately, bad things can happen when passengers are on vacation on these ships. Passengers suffer injuries aboard the cruise ship or while enjoying one of the many excursions they offer.
Examples of types
Slip and falls,
Trip and falls
Swimming pool accidents
Outbreaks from food or virus
Rape by crew members or other passengers
Jet ski accidents
Wave runner accidents
Falls from height
When this occurs, the injured need a Miami cruise ship injury lawyer with experience in filing lawsuits against cruise lines. Cruise line injury cases are complex and require specialized skill and experience with procedures in federal court, maritime law, DOSHA (Death on the High Seas Acts) and other areas of law that personal injury cruise ship cases involve. The cruise lines have lawyers defending them and control all of the information about what happens on the cruise ship. They have video cameras and electronic records of room access, food and drink charges, and medical records. The cruise ship ticket has fine print and is an enforceable contract upheld by the Courts. The cruise ticket is a contract for carriage and governs the rights of the parties, including many limitations which are complicated. One of the main limitations in the cruise ticket is the short one year statute of limitations to file a cruise ship injury lawsuit and where to bring that lawsuit called a forum selection clause. Cruise lines require personal injury cases be filed in federal district court in Miami Florida which is why passengers need a Miami personal injury lawyer with experience in cruise ship injury lawsuits.
Why trust your case to our Cruise ship injury law firm?
Perkins law offices is a personal injury and wrongful death law firm with 20 years of experience in handling cruise ship injury cases against all of the major cruise lines in Miami Florida and in California. Cruise line injury cases are hard fought battles with cruise line hired lawyers. We have filed lawsuits and claims for all types of personal injury and wrongful death. Probably the most common injury we see aboard cruise ships are broken legs, ankles, arms, and back and neck injuries from slip and fall or trip and fall onboard the ship. The lido deck and pool decks are often slippery, especially when wet from food and drinks getting spilled. Passenger slip down steps, getting in and out of the pool or hot tub, or just walking on the deck. There are games and events on the ship that may be negligently operated or set up resulting in injuries.
How cruise ship injury lawyers charge?
Perkins law offices personal injury lawyers do not charge any attorney fees or costs unless we win your case. You do not pay us any money unless we make a money recovery for you. If we do not make a money recovery from your cruise ship injury, you do not owe our personal injury lawyers any money. We do not charge our clients by the hour or charge a retainer fee. Our personal injury cruise ship lawyers cases charge a contingency fee percentage based on the Florida bar rules which are standard. The standard Florida bar contingency fee agreement charges a percentage of the total amount of money the lawyer wins for your case of 33 1/3% if settled before a lawsuit is filed, and 40% after a lawsuit is filed.