Cruise ships are immensely popular vacation destinations. Between stopping at exciting ports and enjoying the full range of amenities available to passengers, cruise ship vacations offer a well-rounded entertainment and relaxation experience. Cruise ships are typically very large and have several important systems that can protect passengers from catastrophic problems that smaller watercraft can suffer on open waters. However, as with any vacation, there is always the possibility of something going wrong. Although this is unpleasant to think about, the negligence of crew members on a ship can quickly bring these concerns to the fore. Lapses in judgment or attention to critical details can lead to extreme danger.
If you or someone close to you has been injured on a cruise ship, it is important to take decisive action to understand your rights and to what compensation you may be entitled.
Having obtained millions for our clients in some of the most complex accident cases in Florida, we at Salpeter Gitkin LLP are prepared to help you obtain the compensation you deserve for injuries caused by:
- Improper piloting
- Foodborne illness
- Sexual assault
- Alcohol poisoning
- Slip and falls due to wet or slippery surfaces
- Unsafe tour activities
- Improper lighting
- Improper security
It is important to realize that on many of these cruises, one needs to bring a lawsuit (within Florida!) within a year — in some cases six months! Inform yourself of your rights and get in touch as soon as possible.
Contact Our Attorneys To Discuss Any Cruise Ship Accident
If you have been injured while on vacation on a cruise ship, it may be appropriate to consider filing a civil lawsuit seeking financial compensation. To learn more, contact the Fort Lauderdale cruise ship passenger injury accident lawyers of Salpeter Gitkin LLP by calling 800-675-4128.