Cruise Ship Injuries
More than eight million people board cruise ships in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Port Canaveral, Tampa and Palm Beach annually. Due to the high frequency of travelers, cruise ship accidents and injuries are a regular occurrence. Suffering an injury aboard a cruise line can leave you confused and at a loss for what to do. The Villages Cruise Ship Injury Attorneys at Whittel & Melton can help steer you along the right path no matter what type of injury you may have sustained.
Cruise ship accidents can include:
- Slip/Trip and Falls
- Water Slide and Swimming Pool Mishaps
- Sexual Assault
- Medical Carelessness
- Sickness from Food and Water Impurities
- Excursion Accidents Outside the Cruise Ship
- Ship and Dock Accidents
It is important to be aware of the fine print on your passenger ticket when you have suffered an injury on a cruise ship. There are often special provisions printed on the back of your ticket that designate the location where a cruise line can be sued. The tiny print on your cruise line ticket also indicates the time frame in which you can file a personal injury claim against a cruise line. Many times the statute of limitations for a cruise ship injury claims are reduced to one year. Your cruise line pass or ticket is a contract that has valuable information available as to what steps you need to take to validate your claim.
If you or someone you love was injured while on a cruise, the Cruise Ship Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can assist you with your accident claim and make sure that your rights remain protected. Cruise ship accidents can happen anytime, anywhere – walking down the hallway of the ship or exploring an exotic foreign port during an excursion – no place or area is off limits. Even if your injury takes place off of the ship there are still ways to file a claim for your accident.
Your cruise line claim may be affected by varying laws contingent upon where your cruise ship accident injury occurred. This means that your claim may be subject to certain Florida laws, Federal Maritime laws or even Foreign Port laws. The Villages Cruise Ship Injury Attorneys at Whittel & Melton have the ability to scrutinize every aspect of your cruise line claim and apply whatever laws necessary to recover the maximum compensation that you rightfully deserve. For advice about your cruise ship accident or injury or to set up a free consultation to discuss what steps to take next, contact Whittel & Melton online or in The Villages at 352-369-5334.