Experienced Legal Representation for Cruise Accidents

At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, we provide experienced legal representation for victims of cruise ship accidents. 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 accident claim.

Cruise Accident 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 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

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 an 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 just 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 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

If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed on a cruise, 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 company about your claim, and if you delay you could lose your right to recover just compensation. At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, we can act quickly to protect your legal rights, and we will fight vigorously to win the compensation you deserve. Learn more about the steps to take after a cruise ship injury.

Contact Morrow & Sheppard LLP for a Free Consultation Today

We handle cases against all cruise lines, and we have extensive experience representing injury victims and families grieving after a loved one’s wrongful death. To speak with Houston cruise line lawyers at our offices, call (800) 489-2216 or request a free consultation online today.

Get Your Free Case Evaluation

Maritime Injuries Blog

Morrow & Sheppard LLP - Trial Attorneys

Time is of the Essence

Don’t let your rights be jeopardized.

Yes I want to
tell you my story
No Thanks
I will wait for help