Florida is a major hub in the cruise ship industry, and because of this fact, Alan Sackrin, a Fort Lauderdale cruise ship injury lawyer, is all too familiar with these types of injury cases. Docking in Florida puts cruise ships within easy sailing distance of some of the most popular cruise destinations including the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Mexico, South America and the Panama Canal.
The popularity of cruise ship travel continues to grow steadily – it is the fastest growing segment of the travel industry. Unfortunately, as with any form of travel, accidents can happen and cruise ship passengers can get injured. Thousands of people per year get seriously injured, or even killed, on cruise ships.
These injuries occur due to dangerous conditions on the ship, injuries to passengers participating in shore excursions, food poisoning and injuries caused because the ship crew failed to take necessary precautions in poor weather. Injuries do not only occur to passengers, employees of these cruise ships are vulnerable to accidents as well. Therefore, it is important to know a few things before you board a cruise ship from a Florida port.
Generally, a cruise ship owes its passengers a duty of safe transportation. Most passengers injured aboard a Florida docked ship may file a lawsuit in Florida against the owner of the cruise line. However, there are special state and federal laws that apply to cruise ship accidents. Additionally, there are restrictions in the fine print on cruise ship tickets. Some of the restrictions include:
A passenger on a cruise ship who has suffered an injury may be able to recover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages. If a passenger dies while on board a cruise line, a wrongful death claim may be filed. However, if the accident that results in death occurs more than three nautical miles from a U.S. shore, including in waters of foreign countries, the Death On The High Seas Act applies. Different laws apply to someone who has died while out at sea.
Alan is experienced in handling cases involving a wide range of cruise ship passenger injury & accident claims occurring on and off cruise ships, including:
Alan Sackrin is a Board Certified trial lawyer with 30+ years of experience pursuing personal injury cases in Fort Lauderdale and throughout Florida. Alan will explain your options and help guide you through the judicial process.
If you have been injured while on board a Fort Lauderdale docked cruise ship, it is vital that you contact an experienced cruise ship injury lawyer, like Alan, as soon as possible due to time limitations on filing a lawsuit (see above).
Alan is available to speak with you by telephone at 954-522-0207 or you can also e-mail through this web site to schedule a free initial consultation at his Fort Lauderdale office. He has a friendly and professional staff that is prepared to help you.
If you were injured on a cruise ship, you need experienced attorney who understands the law and intricacies of filing cruise chip accident claims. Alan handles injury cases occurring on Ships operated by Carnival, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, and Holland America, including the Oasis of the Seas, Allure of the Seas, Ruby Princess, Navigator of the Seas, MSC Poesia, Carnival Freedom, Liberty of the Seas, Eurodam, Westerdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Crown Princess, Grand Princess, Carnival Freedom, Carnival Miracle, Zuiderdam, Emerald Princess, Noordam, Silver Spirit, Seven Seas Navigator, Seabourn Quest and Silver Whisper.
As a member of the ship’s crew, the Jones Act allows crew members injured in the service of the ship to recover damages for injuries they sustain as a result of the negligence of their employer or a co-worker. The Jones Act allows crew members to sue for medical expenses, lost wages, mental anguish and pain and suffering, both in the past and future. In addition, the cruise line is also required to provide an injured crew member with maintenance and cure, which is the maritime version of worker’s compensation.
If you are injured in the service of the ship, the cruise line is required to pay for your medical treatment and room and board until you reach the point of maximum medical improvement. The cruise line is required to make these payments, regardless of whether it was negligent.
If you work on a cruise ship and you were injured on the job, it can be in your best interest to contact Alan Sackrin, who is a personal injury attorney experienced in maritime law. Alan will make sure you receive the maximum benefits and compensation provided to you under federal regulations.
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Alan pursues his personal injury cases all the way through trial. He has handled cases against most cruise ship companies and strives to obtain the compensation you deserve. Alan will vigorously pursue a clients rights including taking the matter to appeal if necessary. If you have taken a cruise on a boat docked in Fort Lauderdale area, do not hesitate to contact Alan today at 954-522-0207 for a free initial consultation.
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