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Cruise Ship Accidents
Laws that apply to ships at sea, to their passengers and the crew are special and quite different from the laws of the land. Attorneys at the Law Office of Jose R. Fernandez, P.A. are highly familiar with these maritime laws and have extensive experience handling types of claims connected to them. If you have questions about whether or not you may have a case, do not hesitate to contact us at the Law Office of Jose R. Fernandez, P.A., to begin protecting your rights and schedule an initial free consultation.
When it comes to cruise ship injuries and maritime law, it is especially important to pay attention to detail from early on, even from the moment of getting the cruise ticket. These tickets usually contain information about the chosen cruise line’s liability with regard to the safety of its passengers. This information must be read attentively and understood accurately because it is the key to legal rights protection in case things go wrong or things take an unforeseen turn. Information usually extends to stating the prerequisites that the passenger needs to meet to be able to file a claim.
These conditions give a rather small window of legal action to both passengers and lawyers and make it imperative to act and react quickly and efficiently.
Aside from information related to time-frame, cruise ship passengers should also pay attention to information about incidental limitations regarding the location where valid claims can be filed.
As cruise ships are considered “common carriers,” they are required to exercise the highest level of care to ensure their passengers are safe and protected from harm.
If the cruise ship fails to exercise due care and passenger injury occurs as a direct result, they may be held responsible for the damages. If you or a loved one has been injured while onboard a cruise ship, you may be able to file a claim against a number of individuals and/or entities, including:
- The owner of the cruise ship.
- The company operating or chartering the cruise ship.
- The company that sold the cruise ship ticket.
- Any third party that caused the injury.
For a free consultation, please call us at the Law Office of Jose R. Fernandez, P.A.
Miami (305) 403-4422
Tallahassee (850) 577-0023