Cruise Ship Accidents

Types of Cruise Ship Injury Claims

The cruise lines carry millions of passengers to destinations all over the world each year. Miami is the cruise capital of the World and home to the three (3) largest cruise lines in the World – Carnival Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Royal Caribbean Cruises. Under maritime law, the cruise lines owe passengers a duty of reasonable care. A cruise line’s failure to exercise the required duty of reasonable care may entitle passengers to pursue claims for:

  • Slip & Fall Accidents
  • Shipboard Medical Negligence
  • Shore Excursion Accidents
  • Tender Accidents
  • Assaults (Physical and Sexual)
  • Wrongful Death
If injured on a cruise ship, it is important for you to contact the Law Office of Leonard J. Valdes to ensure that your rights are protected. Cruise ship cases are very different from other accident cases and require special knowledge and handling. For example, in their Passage Contracts, most, if not all of the cruise lines, limit the time you have to file a lawsuit to one (1) year from the incident/injury and limit the location of the court where you must file suit, very many to Federal Court in Miami, Florida.

We currently represent or have represented Clients against:

  • Carnival Cruise Lines
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • New York Water Taxi/Circle Line Downtown
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Port Everglades
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises
  • Steiner Trans-ocean Limited
  • Silversea Cruises

If you or someone you know has been injured during a cruise, contact the Law Offices of Leonard J. Valdes immediately to speak to an attorney and receive a free consultation. Contact us by calling 305-567-0910 or completing the form on this page.

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