Florida Cruise Line Wrongful Death Attorney
A cruise can be a hassle-free vacation: once you get aboard the ship, you have all of the amenities and entertainment you could need! But while most cruises come and go without issue, sometimes, serious accidents can happen aboard a cruise that leave those involved with serious or even fatal injuries. Learning that your loved one has died in a cruise line accident is nothing short of tragic. While there’s nothing that can be done to truly right the wrong your family has suffered, you may have a cause of action to pursue a cruise line wrongful death suit. At the office of Halpern, Santos & Pinkert, P.A., our Florida cruise wrongful death attorneys can help.
Types of Cruise Line Wrongful Death Claims We Work On
Our cruise line wrongful death lawyers are able to help you with your claim. We have experience working on a wide array of cruise line suits, and feel confident in our ability to competently represent you. Types of cruise line wrongful death claims we work on include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Ship sinking incidents
- Assault and sexual assault
- Foodborne illness
- Disease outbreaks
- Medical malpractice
- Boat collisions
Death on the High Seas Act
If your loved one was involved in a fatal accident while aboard a cruise ship, you may have a cause of action to pursue damages against the cruise line under the Death on the High Seas Act. As found in 46 U.S. Code Section 30302. Cause of Action, the personal representative of the decedent may bring a claim for civil damages against the person or vessel responsible for the death when the death was caused by the “wrongful act, neglect, or default occurring on the high seas beyond three nautical miles from the shore of the United States.”
Under the act, the personal representative can bring a claim for the pecuniary damages—that is, the economic damages suffered by the individuals for whose benefit the action is brought (i.e. the surviving spouse or children of the decedent). Noneconomic damages are not recoverable under a Death on the High Seas Act claim.
You Need the Right Attorney Working on Your Cruise Line Wrongful Death Claim
Losing a loved one is a traumatic event, and bringing forth a claim for damages is inherently complex for a myriad of reasons. Filing a claim that falls under maritime law and special rules—such as the Death on the High Seas Act—can be especially complicated, as there are unique rules and regulations that apply. If you have lost a loved one in a cruise ship accident, you need an attorney on your side who has experience navigating these types of claims successfully.
Call Halpern, Santos & Pinkert, P.A. Today
At the office of Halpern, Santos & Pinkert, P.A., we understand what you’re going through. Our lawyers will work hard to get you the settlement you deserve and advocate for your rights. Reach out to us directly by phone or online to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how our cruise line wrongful death lawyers can help you when you need it most.