About Our Cruise Ship Injury Attorneys
At any given time, there are many cruise ships coming and in and out of ports all over the world. Unfortunately, not every day at sea is “smooth sailing,” and accidents happen frequently as a result of negligent or reckless conduct by various parties. In order to recover compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and other losses resulting from a cruise ship accident, a victim or their family usually must be able to show that the defendant acted negligently.
Passengers who are seeking to assert claims against cruise ship companies, such as Carnival, Royal Caribbean, or Norwegian, may have a contractual obligation created through the ticket sales process to file any personal injury claims that they may have in the courts of Miami-Dade County. This makes it especially important to consult a Miami cruise ship accident lawyer. To learn how our attorneys can help, please contact us for a free case review.
Real Case Results
- $6.3 MillionBack Injury
- $2.9 MillionCruise Ship Injury
- $2.7 MillionCrewmember Injury
- $2.1 MillionSlip & Fall
- $1.2 MillionCruise Ship Injury
- $1 MillionSeaman Back Injury
- $980,000Cruise Ship Injury
- $610,000Workplace Injury
- $375,000Shoulder Injury
Brett Rivkind Has Been Referred To As The World’s Leading Legal Authority On Maritime Law
Since devoting his practice exclusively to maritime law in 1987, Brett Rivkind has navigated his clients through thousands of cases, including several high-profile disputes. Attorney Rivkind has obtained record jury verdicts and arbitration awards, many in the millions of dollars, and he has won the Verdicts Hall of Fame award. He has appeared on numerous television shows (including three separate appearances on Larry King Live), been quoted by many newspapers and media sources, and been consulted by other attorneys throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Attorney Rivkind has strong ties to the legal community in Florida. His uncle was Chief of the Immigration and Naturalization Service in Florida, and his father is the Honorable Judge Leonard Rivkind, a prominent Miami attorney who later served as both a circuit court judge and as the Chief Judge of the 11th Judicial Circuit.
Admiralty and Maritime Law
Cruise Ship Passenger Accident & Claims
Cruise Ship Rape & Sexual Assault
Boat And Water Sport Accidents
Crew Member And Seamen Claims
Personal Injury And Wrongful Death
Brett Rivkind Is The Only Plaintiff’s Maritime Attorney Asked To Testify At The Congressional Hearings On Cruise Ship Safety And Security
The Congressional Hearings were prompted in part by publicity surrounding the disappearance of George Smith IV on his Royal Caribbean honeymoon cruise. Brett Rivkind was hired by the Smith family to pursue this case against the cruise line. The case received lots of attention as many wanted explanations as to how a man could disappear off a cruise ship during his honeymoon, and why the current law was not protecting cruise ship passengers. The topics he was asked to cover dealt with international maritime security, law enforcement, passenger security, and incident investigation on cruises.
Legal Representation For Injured Workers At Sea
Rivkind Margulies & Rivkind P.A. represents people who have been injured while working as crew members for major container ship and cargo companies based in the Miami area. We can also handle cruise ship crew member and seamen claims and accident cases involving people who were hurt while working on yachts, supply vessels, crew boats, and dredging boats. Some of the other cases that we can bring involve tug boat accidents, oil rig accidents, and injuries sustained by anchor handlers (or riggers) and barge repair workers.
Our lead trial lawyer Brett Rivkind has an international reputation for dedication and excellence. His hard work and success have been recognized extensively through awards and special recognitions.