Cruise Ship Injuries

Injuries To Cruise Ship Passengers

When most people envision their vacation onboard a commercial cruise line, they dream about blue skies, visits to warm sandy beaches, never-ending buffets and entertainment-packed evenings fit for royals. Few want to imagine the dangerous conditions that may be found on board luxury ocean liners, or which may lay in wait at ports of call. Unfortunately, some tourists do face injury or even death while on a vacation cruise. The Miami-based law firm of Greenberg Stone & Urbano frequently represents cruise ship injury victims and is known nationwide for its successful and aggressive representation.

Experienced Cruise Ship Counsel

Attorneys Stewart D. Greenberg and Mark D. Stone have successfully litigated on behalf of numerous clients injured onboard cruise ships. The firm has won significant monetary awards for its clients, including substantial awards against major cruise lines like Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean International and Princess Cruises.

Counsel For All Types Of Cruise Ship Injuries

Greenberg Stone & Urbano attorneys have the experience you need because they have handled all types of cruise ship cases. Our attorneys represent clients injured on a cruise ship by slip-and-fall accidents, swimming pool and waterslide accidents, accidents at ports of call, sexual and physical assaults, food contamination and medical negligence. No matter what your cruise ship injury is, our lawyers are prepared to help.

Prompt Action Required

It is essential to retain a qualified attorney as soon as possible if you are injured on a cruise ship. Most cruise lines take steps to limit their liability in the event of passenger accidents. One common way to limit liability is to include a "statute of limitation" in the fine print of your boarding ticket, so that if you fail to file suit within a certain time of your accident, your claim could be waived. This time period could be one year or shorter. Another tactic is to include choice of jurisdiction and venue clause to require that any lawsuits be filed in a certain court. The window to act is short, so even though negotiating a settlement is often preferred, it is likely necessary to file suit to preserve all legal options.

Beyond preserving your case, quick action is required to preserve evidence. Our attorneys will need to document any unsafe conditions onboard your cruise ship. They will interview witnesses or crew members as soon as possible while memories are fresh. Our legal team will also help you organize and keep all ticket information, receipts, medical documentation, communications with the cruise line, and many other records about your cruise ship incident. Seeking immediate medical attention is likewise important, as cruise ships may try to defend against your case by claiming you failed to properly report your injuries.

Don't miss the boat! Bring in legal counsel early, so we can investigate your claim promptly and preserve your legal rights.

Out Of State Clients

Greenberg Stone & Urbano represents many clients located outside of Florida. We accept referrals throughout the United States and abroad. Our firm offers competitive and prompt referral fees in accordance with state statute and the rules of professional conduct. We encourage you to contact us if you have been contacted regarding a cruise ship injury case.

Contact Our Miami Cruise Ship Attorneys Today For Your Free Consultation

The cruise ship attorneys of Greenberg Stone & Urbano have over a century of collective legal experience working on behalf of injured passengers of cruise ships. Our attorneys have been voted "South Florida's Top Rated Lawyers" by the Miami Herald, have been rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell*, and have been selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers list, which ranks them as being among the finest lawyers in America. Call Greenberg Stone & Urbano today to schedule your free consultation with one of our attorneys skilled in cruise ship injury cases. You may contact us through our website or call us at 888-499-9700 or 786-408-8973. Our staff is fully bilingual.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.