Quite simply, experience matters when hiring a cruise ship injury lawyer.
Maritime law is complex and circuitous. It takes a special lawyer or law firm who is experienced in working for passengers – or crew members – to successfully manage injury claims against the cruise lines.
Unlike many other legal specialties, maritime law is often complicated, multi-layered and very specific.
Cases filed against the cruise lines – like Carnival, Disney, Princess, Norwegian and others – require a specific approach, and, unfortunately, an attorney not familiar with the ‘system’ may very quickly prove to be ineffectual for their client (or lose the ability for a client to make a claim altogether).
According to a report at CruiseCritic.com, one crew member is dead and another injured after a lifeboat fell into the water.
Apparently, maintenance work was being done on the hull of the cruise ship. Two crew members who were working on the lifeboat fell into the water when the cables raising the lifeboat back to the ship broke.
A rescue was made, with both crew members going to the hospital in Colon, Panama. One of the crew members dies from the injuries.
For information about cruise ship accident and injuries, please contact the cruise ship injury law firm of Waks and Barnett, P.A. at (800) 905-2891.
Hurt on a Carnival Cruise Ship – You Can Get Help
If you were in an accident on a Carnival Cruise Ship, you just might need the help of a Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer.
It’s unfortunate, but accidents and injuries are common on Carnival Cruise Ships – so common in fact that the majority of our cases are injury claims for passengers against Carnival. Our office receives calls on a weekly basis from passengers who have been seriously hurt on their cruise vacation and need to speak with someone about their legal options.
- Slipping injuries
- Injuries from falls
- Tripping injuries
- Swimming pool accidents
- Broken bones
- Head and neck injuries
- Knee injuries
- Sickness, assault, harassment and much more….
Passengers simply just don’t know what to do. Some have tried to deal with Carnival directly and have not gotten the results they required. That is frustrating.
According to a New York Times report today (Oct. 17)… a health worker who may have had contact with Ebola is on cruise ship.
Snippet below – read the full article at the New York Times here.
Adding a new and troubling dimension to the search for Americans possibly exposed to the Ebola virus, the State Department said Friday that an employee of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who might have had contact with specimens of the disease had left the United States aboard a cruise ship.
The employee and a traveling partner, who were not identified by name, agreed to remain isolated in a cabin aboard the vessel, the State Department said, and “out of an abundance of caution” efforts were underway to repatriate them. A physician aboard the cruise ship told the authorities that the employee was in good health.
Just Plain Big – Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas
The world’s largest cruise liner, Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, set sail for Florida on Wednesday night after a stop in Europe.
The ship was undergoing an extensive refurbishment and refit. The cruise ship was in the English port of Southampton after emerging from its 14-day dry dock in Rotterdam, Netherlands. It is expected to arrive in its home port of Ft. Lauderdale on Oct. 27.
The 225,282-ton ship can carry 6,360 guests and 2,394 crew – it’s essentially a small city at sea.
If you were hurt in a cruise ship accident, it may be weeks or even several months before you decide that you should consider filing an injury claim against the cruise line of the ship where the accident occurred.
After more than 25 years of representing injured cruise ship passengers, we’ve found that many of these passengers are more focused on ‘dealing with their injury – seeing doctors, having surgery, undergoing rehab and physical therapy, etc. (and rightfully so).
Should I file an injury claim?
And while they’re frustrated about the pain and inconvenience – or in many cases, dealing with life-changing injuries – the last thing on their mind is, “should I sue the cruise line for financial compensation?”
You suffered bodily harm from being in an accident on a cruise ship – now what?
That’s the question that many passengers ask themselves after an accident. They’re hurt, spending time visiting doctors, facing mounting medical bills…and are just simply frustrated.
They’re frustrated because of their situation, the pain they’re enduring and sometimes, because of the lack of communication and progress they’ve been making when trying to deal with the cruise lines and the injury claims they’ve submitted.
The injury lawyers at Waks and Barnett, P.A. – Andrew Waks, Joel Barnett and Jennifer Thompson have seen hundreds of cruise ship injury cases and have filed hundreds of injury claims on behalf of our clients.
Cruise Ship Accident Lawyers at Waks and Barnett, P.A. in Miami.
And if you were hurt on a cruise, we’re prepared to build a case on your behalf.
It starts with a phone call where we learn the specifics of your accident – how it happened, who was there, what happened after the accident – we’ll literally ask question after question to understand what really happened and then determine what legal plans of action should be taken.
While millions of people each year take cruise vacations (perhaps you or someone in your family) these vessels often present dangerous safety hazards to passengers.
When these hazards result in accident and injury, you should know that your injury is covered by U.S. Maritime Law – and that you do have legal rights that are designed to protect you.
If injured on a cruise ship, you do have the right to seek damages for your pain, suffering, medical bills, missed time at work and more. You do have the ability to file a claim or sue the cruise line.
Another tragic event on a cruise ship – this time, the untimely death of a college student aboard a Carnival Cruise Ship.
Read the full story here at USA Today: Clemson student dies in fall from cruise-ship radar deck.