When you purchase a leisure cruise, you trust the cruise company and ship crew to provide you with a safe and entertaining trip. It is the cruise company’s responsibility to maintain a safe environment for passengers, from preventing injuries from unsafe elements on the ship to providing properly prepared meals. If you sustained an injury on a cruise ship due to negligence, you may be eligible to pursue an injury claim. Contact Ligori & Ligori to talk to a cruise ship accident injury lawyer at our law offices in Florida.
Florida has many ports that cater to cruise ships from all over the world. These cruise ship companies must adhere to maritime law that regulates the operation of their vessel, as well as personal injury laws that may pertain to their passengers’ safety. Cruise ship accidents can include a wide variety of unsafe conditions that can impact both passengers and other vessels sharing the waters with these large ships including:
- Medical malpractice by the cruise ship medical personnel
- Slip and fall injuries
- Drowning and swimming accidents
- Sexual assault or rape
- Ship collisions
- Excursion injuries
- Food poisoning
Any injuries that occur from negligence of the cruise ship crew or poorly maintained equipment may be covered by tort or maritime law. Unfortunately, cruise ship injury accident claims are extremely complex, and it can be difficult to obtain the compensation you deserve for injuries during your cruise trip. It is important to have an experienced lawyer on your side to help navigate the legal waters of your claim.
Compensation for Cruise Ship Injuries
If you were injured due to unsafe conditions during cruise, you may be eligible to seek a legal claim against the cruise ship company. Many of these cruise ship companies are based out of Florida and require that claimants file any claims through courts in our state. If your claim is proven, you may be able to collect compensation to cover your medical bills, lost wages, pain/suffering and other expenses related to your injury.
To learn more about filing a cruise ship accident injury claim, contact our team at Ligori & Ligori. We offer free legal consultations to discuss your claim at our offices in Tampa, Orlando, Ocala, Lakeland and Key West, FL.