At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, we provide experienced legal representation for cruise ship injury victims. This includes individuals who have been injured on cruise ships and during shore excursions, as well as families who have lost loved ones in fatal accidents at sea. We represent clients in all types of personal injury and wrongful death claims and have particular experience investigating offshore accidents; as a result, we are uniquely equipped to handle your cruise ship injury claim.
Cruise Ship Injury Cases We Handle
Cruise Ship Drowning Accidents
If you have lost a loved one in a cruise ship drowning accident, you could be entitled to significant financial compensation. Cruise ship companies owe a heightened duty to protect their passengers, and this includes taking appropriate measures to prevent their passengers from falling overboard. Actions (and inactions) that can make cruise operators liable to the families of drowning accident victims include:
- Failing to warn passengers of rough seas
- Failing to perform an appropriate rescue attempt
- Hiring crew members who are inadequately trained or violent
- Installing inadequate, dangerous, or defective handrails
- Serving alcohol to intoxicated passengers
Cruise Ship Accidents During Shore Excursions
Accidents can happen both in transit from the cruise ship to land (on tenders) and during activities on shore. If you were involved in a cruise ship accident during a shore excursion, depending on what happened, the cruise line and a number of other parties could all potentially be responsible for your injuries. We handle excursion accident cases including, but not limited to:
- Tender accidents
- Docking accidents and injuries at port
- Vehicle collisions and pedestrian accidents
- Assaults due to inadequate security
- Accidents caused by defective or poorly-maintained equipment
If you were injured during a cruise ship shore excursion, contact us so that we can fight for maximum compensation on your behalf.
Cruise Ship Passenger Injuries
There are many situations in which cruise lines can be liable for passengers’ injuries while onboard as well. From slips and falls on wet decks to assaults by cruise ship crew members and intoxicated passengers, we handle claims involving all types of cruise ship passenger injuries.
What to Do If You Have Been Injured on a Cruise Ship
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed on a cruise ship, the most important thing you need to do is speak with a qualified attorney as soon as possible. You may only have a limited amount of time to notify the cruise ship company about your claim, and if you delay you could lose your right to recover just compensation. Our top-rated cruise ship injury lawyers at Morrow & Sheppard LLP can act quickly to protect your legal rights, and we will fight vigorously to win the maximum compensation you deserve.