As a peninsula, with water boundaries on three sides, Florida offers a large number and variety of cruises. A cruise can be the trip of a lifetime. Or, it can be a site of accidents, injuries or disappearances. If you are injured in an accident while on board a cruise ship, you may have grounds to file a claim against the cruise ship and/or the person responsible for your injuries. To learn more, schedule a consultation with an experienced Miami personal injury lawyer by contacting Baron & Herskowitz today.
The primary destinations for Miami cruises are:
- Panama Canal
Each country offers the traveler the excitement of seeing different cultures without having to pack and unpack or change hotel rooms between ports. Some of the major cruise lines leaving from Florida are:
- Norwegian Cruise lines
- Azamara Club Cruises
- MSC Cruises
- Oceana Cruises
- Royal Caribbean
- Majesty of the Sea
- MSC Divina
- Seven Seas
- Vision of the Seas
Types of Accidents that Can Occur on a Cruise Ship
Passengers on cruise ships face numerous types of potential accidents. Perhaps among the most horrifying is falling overboard and disappearing. But, short of that, many accidents may happen during a cruise, including:
- Food poisoning
- Slipping and falling on a wet deck
- Broken bones and injuries to the back and neck
- Robbery, theft, rape or other violent crimes
- Abduction for ransom (which has happened off the coast of Somalia)
Contact a Miami Personal Injury Lawyer
Laws are different for passengers at sea compared to people on land. And the liability of the ship, its owners, its captain, and even the port from which it embarked are tricky. The laws regarding cruise lines and passengers are confusing and difficult to understand. Cruise ships are protected by carefully phrased contracts signed by cruise ship passengers as well as international laws. These types of claims need to be handled by skilled lawyers who understand the specific laws governing cruise ship accidents.
As Miami personal injury lawyers, the attorneys at Baron & Herskowitz are familiar with the laws governing cruise ships and are not afraid to stand up to the largest cruise lines and their insurance companies. If you or someone you love is injured while on board a cruise ship, the Miami personal injury lawyers of Baron & Herskowitz can help you. To learn more, contact our law office today.