Personal injury lawsuits arising from accidents aboard a ship differ significantly from ordinary personal injury claims. If your firm was contacted by an individual injured on a cruise ship, personal watercraft, or another vessel, the claim could be subject to Florida law, international law, or federal maritime law. Our attorneys have over thirty years of experience litigating cruise ship accident and maritime injury attorney referrals for law firms throughout Florida, the United States, and other countries.
Cruise ship accidents and maritime injury claims require skilled and well-versed attorneys who understand the complexities and nuances of maritime law. Our firm has years of concentrated handling of personal injury claims and wrongful death cases that occurred out at sea. We welcome the opportunity to use our years of accumulated knowledge and experience to work with other firms and attorneys. Cruise ship accidents and maritime law requires a deft legal hand. If your firm has retained a client who suffered an injury on a cruise ship and your attorneys lack the experience and knowledge required to try a complicated maritime case, call Rivkind Margulies & Rivkind today at (866) 386-1762. to refer the case to an experienced cruise ship accident and maritime injury law firm. We pay referral fees that comply with applicable bar rules and welcome the opportunity to assist your firm and your clients.
Understanding the Law for Cruise Ship Accidents and Maritime Injuries
The law governing injuries aboard cruise ships depends on exactly where the injury occurred. If an injury occurred at sea, then a personal injury claim is subject to maritime law. However, if an injury occurs while at port, or in waters near the shore, the governing law might be state law. Furthermore, if your client was injured in a foreign port or the local waters of a foreign country, the laws of that country might apply. Our experienced cruise ship accident and maritime injury attorneys are well-versed in the many factors determining the applicable law.
No matter the governing law, a personal injury claim is generally against the party or parties that were responsible for the injury. When another passenger or the negligent conduct of a specific crewmember caused the injury, the lawsuit could be filed against them directly. In addition to the person or persons directly responsible, an injury onboard a cruise ship could open the cruise ship and its parent company to liability for the conduct of its crew and staff. Our attorneys will work to include all potential accountable parties in a personal injury claim. This could include the owner of the cruise ship, crew or staff, a charter company, the entity that sold the injured passenger their ticket, or a tour or excursion business.
A challenge present in personal injury lawsuits involving cruise ship accidents is the cruise ship ticket, which constitutes a contract between a passenger and the cruise line. The conditions and fine print on the ticket are often enforceable in court. In addition to the actual text on the ticket, the included language might refer to additional documents that control the terms of service.
The terms and conditions on the cruise ticket might include vital information that could affect or limit potential personal injury lawsuits. Cruise lines also use this language to limit the duties and services they are required to provide their passengers.
The terms on the ticket often define specific time limits to file a case against the cruise line. Additionally, the passenger ticket might impose methods on how lawsuits are handled, including dictating mandatory arbitration or defining a court in a specific state or country. It is critical to have an experienced cruise ship and maritime law firm working on a personal injury claim from the initial stages of the case.
Why Firms Trust Rivkind’s Thirty Years of Experience with their Cruise Ship Accident and Maritime Injury Cases
Rivkind Margulies & Rivkind, P.A. have over 30 years of experience bringing personal injury lawsuits against cruise lines in the United States and across the globe. Our depth of skill and knowledge are critical in prosecuting a successful claim.
If your client was injured on a cruise ship, it is vital to refer the case to our seasoned attorneys. Cruise lines have large legal teams and insurance companies representing their interests. If your firm lacks attorneys that are knowledgeable in the complexities of maritime and international law, you are not offering your client the highest chance of success.
Our lawyers may be able to help you understand what your claim is worth, and we can represent your client’s best interests and help you avoid low settlements. Our lawyers fight for injured victims and work to get them the compensation and justice they deserve after a severe injury on a cruise ship.
Our firm handles many referrals from attorneys located all over the United States and other countries. This is due in large part to the requirements in passenger tickets for lawsuits to be filed in Miami, but is also due in large part to our many years of concentration in handling maritime personal injury and wrongful death cases, as well as our proven track record of success. We welcome the opportunity to work with other attorneys, and we pay referral fees that comply with applicable bar rules.
If Your Firm Has a Pending Case, Contact Our Cruise Ship Accident + Maritime Injury Attorneys About Accepting Referrals
Maritime law is complicated and often involves challenging questions of international state law. Unlike other litigation, maritime law is extremely nuanaced and experience matters in achieving the best possible result. If your firm’s attorney lack the intimate knowledge required to navigate the challenging waters of maritime litigation, contact our cruise ship accident and maritime injury attorney referrals. Our attorneys have been neogating and litigating complex maritime law cases since 1987 and our seasoned at Rivkind Margulies & Rivkind, P.A. want to help you provide the best possible representation for your clients. By referring your injured clients to our firm, you ensure your clients will enjoy the representation of dedicated maritime personal injury attorneys with over three decades of experience working to achieve the best possible result for your clients and your firm. Call us today at (866) 386-1762 to discuss the details of your client’s case and applicable referral fees.