Cruise Ship, Boat, and Maritime Accident Attorneys Representing Injured Clients in Miami, Florida
Cruise lines are a multi-billion dollar industry that invests the vast majority of its financial resources into the state of Florida. Much has been made recently regarding the government, cruise ships, and COVID-19, but even before the age of the pandemic, there have been accidents and controversy surrounding cruise ships. Passengers and ship employees have filed personal injury lawsuits against the companies responsible for negligent safety concerns on the open seas.
If you have been injured in a maritime accident, you may be entitled to recover financial compensation for economic and non-economic damages. To have a successful lawsuit, you may need to prove that negligence or recklessness lies with another party. However, achieving this can be difficult, especially when contending with personal injuries or loss that make life increasingly difficult.
Added to these concerns is the fact that you may be filing a suit against a billion-dollar cruise company, which likely has strong insurance policies in place and a dedicated legal team in place to defend its interests.
Taking legal action with no legal experience is challenging, but these added factors can make it seem near impossible. It is strongly advised that you seek legal representation from professionals familiar with practice areas related to your case.
Our Miami-based law firm has years of experience representing accident victims seeking personal injury settlements. We want to offer you a free case evaluation for your maritime accident claim.
What Can Go Wrong on Cruise Ships?
The ocean is beautiful, but it takes us out of our element. Many things can go wrong when boating, regardless of the size of the craft you ride upon the waves.
Common cruise ship and maritime accidents include:
- Defective equipment
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Falling objects
- Inadequate training
- Lost at sea
- Medical negligence
- Operating a watercraft under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Passengers falling overboard
- Poorly maintained equipment
- Running aground
- Sexual assault allowed by inadequate security
- Slip-and-fall accidents
What Types of Injuries Are Common in Boating Accidents?
Our law offices can assist you with minor and serious injuries caused by cruise ship accidents and excursions close to shore. If the cruise line or the owners of the passenger ship were responsible for your injuries, you have the legal right to pursue maximum compensation for your claim.
Common injuries seen in boating accidents include:
- Broken bones
- Loss of limbs
- Oxygen deprivation
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Wrongful death
How Can an Accident Victim Hold the At-Fault Party Responsible for Their Medical Expenses?
If it can be determined that the cruise line or other ship-related staff were responsible for your injuries, you may recover damages through the legal process.
Economic damages you may receive include financial recovery for lost wages, medical expenses, property damage, and lost income if your injury prevents you from returning to work. Your settlement may cover future costs if you require medical treatment for a lasting condition.
Non-economic damages that your settlement may consider could include financial compensation for loss of companionship, emotional distress, diminished quality of life, and psychological damage.
In addition to taking on the cruise lines, we can also provide legal counsel in cases against oil tankers, tug boats, barges, pleasure boats, party yachts, commercial vessels, and military craft.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Experienced Cruise Ship, Boat, and Maritime Accident Lawyers Today
Mausner Graham Injury Law has represented maritime accident claims big and small – from cruise ships to jet skis.
There are no guarantees in these types of cases, but our maritime law attorneys are suited to helping you with cases in these practice areas.
To schedule a free consultation with a legal team member, please get in touch with us at 305-344-4878.