Cruise Ship Accidents
Cruise ships accidents are very different than your typical personal injury claim. First, they are governed by the passenger ticket contract as well as maritime law and international conventions. Although the normal legal time limit for filing a lawsuit (also legally known as “statute of limitations”) for negligence accidents is four years in the State of Florida, cruise line companies are legally entitled to shorten this time limit, and in fact they do so by the contract with its passengers, most of them requiring injured passengers to file a lawsuit within one year of the accident and to officially report the accident in shorter time frames, some as early as 60 days.
Cruise ships are like cities that travel on water, and just as in a regular city, incidents happen every day, as frequently seen in the media, causing passengers to suffer a range of injuries. We have represented Clients against most cruise lines, including Carnival, Royal Caribbean, NCL, Costa and others.
Because most major cruise line companies are based in Miami, FL, those companies conveniently select Miami, FL as the only place or “venue” where they can be sued. At Goldberg & Dohan, our Coral Gables/Miami Office is perfectly located in the heart of this venue and is equipped to quickly begin representing any cruise ship accident victim.
If you, or someone you know is injured in a cruise ship accident, call our office now at 305-536-3400, toll free at 1-800-270-1710, e-mail us, or complete a free case evaluation for a consultation directly with one of our attorneys.