Cruise ship passengers who are hurt, become ill, or die tragically on cruise ship because of the negligence or misconduct of an employee or other passenger can file a law suit for personal injury or wrongful death. This is true whether or not the person responsible was another passenger or an employee of the cruise line.
These cruise ship lawsuits can include claims not only for medical costs and pain and suffering, but also lost wages and lost future earning capacity. Most of these cases will have to be filed in Miami, Florida, because of language contained in the cruise line passenger ticket.
No one plans to get sick or suffer an injury on their cruise. Nevertheless, some passengers face things like:
The passenger will have a claim to file against the cruise line that owns and operates the cruise ship. However, cruise lines have made every attempt to legally limit their liability and exposure to money damage claims. For example, cruise passenger tickets contain language that limit the time period for filing an injury lawsuit to one year.
The Tuscany cruise ship disaster has made news around the world. Most remember seeing the huge Costa Concordia cruise ship, tilted and lifeless in the sea water. Cruise accidents and injuries sadly make the news pretty routinely: people get sick during cruise ship vacations from outbreaks of food poisoning on a ship, or cruise ship passengers coming down with Legionnaire’s disease, or crimes happening on cruise ships like rape and murder.
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Florida trial lawyer Alan Sackrin is a Board Certified trial specialist with over 30 years of courtroom and settlement negotiation experience. The Florida Trial Lawyers at Sackrin & Tolchinsky help people who live in Florida as well as in other parts of the country and the world who have been hurt on cruise ships and need to file claims or law suits against cruise lines for the injuries they have sustained on a cruise ship.
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