Cruise Ship Accidents
When downtown Miami or driving to Miami Beach, one can’t help but be impressed by large cruise ships that line the port every single day of the week. Miami, Florida is a major port of call to many large cruise lines that take passengers to various destinations in the Eastern and Western Caribbean and beyond. It seems so easy to just jump onboard and be carried away to the islands aboard a ship leaving from South Florida. A great way to travel and truly enjoy the ride to your destination.
Often times, however, vacationing passengers return home with injuries due to the negligence of the cruise lines. These injuries result from several instances including:
- slip and fall accidents,
- water sports accidents,
- pool/waterslide accidents,
- food borne illnesses,
- injuries from simple mis-direction from cruise ship staff members
- other negligent acts of the cruise lines.
Figuring out your legal rights after an accident and injury caused by dangerous conditions onboard or during excursions can be difficult. The laws that govern these injuries are very complex and there are very strict time limitations that may greatly affect your ability to file a claim.
Perhaps you do not reside in Miami, Florida, or not even in the state. For these injured passengers it can be very confusing and many often return home confused about their legal rights and the steps needed to be compensated for damages and losses resulting from injuries.
Miami personal injury law firm of Law Office of Ruth E. Johnson assists cruise ship accident victims in investigating claims for compensation from injuries and accidents. Our office aggressively pursues the maximum compensation for all injury and accident victims. Call (305) 720 2086 for a free evaluation of your claim.