Miami Cruise Ship Injury Attorneys
When you book a cruise, you expect the crew to take reasonable measures to ensure your safety. Unfortunately, cruise ships aren't always as safe as they appear. Food poisoning, slips and falls, drownings, assaults, and other preventable accidents injure hundreds of people on cruise ships every year. If you or someone you love was seriously hurt while on a cruise, turn to the Miami cruise ship injury lawyers at Halpern Santos & Pinkert to discuss your case.
Our attorneys have more than 60 years of combined experience representing the injured. We have collected more than $200 million in verdicts and settlements—including a record-breaking $37.8 million verdict. Call 305-445-1111 today to speak with a cruise ship injury attorney in Miami.Types of Cases Our Miami Cruise Ship Injury Attorneys Handle
There are limitless scenarios that could lead to a serious injury on a cruise ship. Some of the most common risks include:
Slips and Falls: Trip or slip and fall accidents often occur on slippery decks, pool sides, dance floors, and in restaurants. Many of these injuries happen due to the negligence of crewmembers or other passengers.
Foodborne Illness: If you or someone you love was diagnosed with a foodborne illness such as salmonella due to contaminated food on a cruise ship, you can bring a claim for any medical bills and other damages you have incurred as a result.
Assault: Physical and sexual assault are alarmingly common on cruise ships. If you or a member of your family was assaulted by another passenger or a crewmember, you may have grounds for a claim against the offender and/or the cruise line.
Pool Accidents: Swimming pool accidents and injuries on waterslides happen frequently on cruise ships. If your injury was caused by a design defect, a slippery surface, or inadequate supervision, you may have grounds for a claim.
Recreational Activity Injuries: Cruise lines have a duty to ensure their recreational activities are reasonably safe for passengers. If they breach this duty, anyone who is injured as a result can bring a personal injury claim.
Crew Negligence: A poorly trained crew can make mistakes that result in serious injuries or death.
Fires: A fire or explosion on a cruise ship can be especially hazardous and leave the vessel stranded for days.
Negligent Security: If you were attacked by a cruise ship passenger, you may have a claim not only against the offender but also against the cruise line that employs the security staff.
Poor Cruise Ship Lighting: Cruise ship walkways and stairwells must have adequate lighting to reduce the risk of injury. If you were hurt in a trip or slip and fall accident and you believe inadequate lighting played a role, you may have grounds for a claim.
Catastrophic Injuries on Cruise Ships: If you or someone you love suffered a spinal cord injury , brain trauma, or other disabling injury, it is important that you consult a law firm that has successfully handled catastrophic injury cases. Proving the extent of your injuries will likely require testimony from medical experts. Our attorneys may also rely on testimony from vocational and financial experts to prove the value of your damages.
Wrongful Death on Cruise Ships: If the negligence of the cruise line or a third party caused your loved one's death, contact Halpern Santos & Pinkert at 305-445-1111 to find out if you have grounds for a wrongful death claim.We Have the Experience & Resources to Represent Your Interests
The process of filing a cruise ship injury claim tends to be more complicated than filing a claim for land-based injuries. Your cruise ship attorney must be well-versed in the maritime laws that govern these cases, which include international treaties and federal statutes.
With many decades of combined experience in legal practice, the Miami cruise ship injury attorneys at Halpern Santos & Pinkert can help you navigate the complexities of your injury case. During your free case evaluation, we will explain your rights, the laws that relate to your case, and the legal strategies we will use to pursue the compensation that you deserve.Who Might Be Liable for Miami Cruise Ship Injuries?
Just like accidents that occur on land, there are numerous parties who may be held liable for injuries sustained on cruise ships. Determining fault and gathering evidence to prove liability will require a thorough investigation. The cruise ship lawyers at Halpern Santos & Pinkert can interview cruise ship passengers and crewmembers, review surveillance footage, and evaluate other evidence to identify all parties who may be held liable for your injuries.
Depending on the cause of your accident, you may have grounds for a lawsuit against:
- The company that owns the cruise ship;
- The company that sold you the ticket;
- The company that was chartering or operating the cruise ship;
- A passenger whose negligent or intentional act caused your injuries; and/or
- Another party that caused your injuries.
To give your claim the best chance of resulting in a fair payout, it is important that all potentially liable parties are identified. It is possible that multiple parties share a percentage of fault, in which case you would have more avenues for pursuing compensation.
The Miami cruise ship injury lawyers at Halpern Santos & Pinkert have successfully handled complex personal injury and wrongful death cases involving multiple liable parties and complicated liability disputes. With more than six decades of combined experience, our attorneys have the legal strategies, knowledge, and resources to help you overcome the legal hurdles you will encounter during the claims process.Call 305-445-1111 for a FREE CASE EVALUATION from a Miami Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer
The smartest step you can take after being injured on a cruise ship is to contact a law firm that has successfully handled cases like yours. The Miami cruise ship injury attorneys at Halpern Santos & Pinkert have the experience and tenacity to take on even the largest cruise lines and insurance companies. Call us today at 305-445-1111 or Contact Us Online for a free consultation.