Setting out on an adventurous cruise either as a passenger or crewmember can be the an exhilarating experience. That being said, if you become sick due to unsafe conditions while on a ship, are attacked or injured in some other way, your vacation can rapidly become a nightmare.
In recent years, the cruise ship industry has suffered a huge blow with an increasing number of cruise ship accidents occurring. In the case where a ship ran aground, injuring and killing passengers and crew, there can be many resulting injuries or worse. Another ship that suffered an engine room fire which disabled the ship’s power left the passengers and crew aboard stuck out at sea for several days in harsh conditions. There have also been incidents involving people being lost overboard, as well as dozens of onboard fires disrupting trips and injuring people onboard.
If you or a family member was injured, made ill or assaulted on a cruise ship, as a passenger or as a crew member, you need a knowledgeable Jones Act or cruise ship lawyer. When you call Ginnis & Krathen you will speak to a cruise ship accident attorney who can advise you on the best course of action and start you on the road to getting the reimbursement you deserve. Call our Fort Lauderdale personal injury office at (954) 905-4600 or contact us below.
Cruise Ship Accident Attorneys
Why are cruise ship accident attorneys so important? A cruise can be a dream come true, but if you are injured on board, it can quickly turn into a nightmare. Accidents, fires, illnesses, defective equipment, assaults and other unsafe conditions onboard or even on excursions, can result in severe injuries or even death. Applicable laws vary depending on whether you were a passenger or crew member and all of these are very complex.
That is why cruise ship accident victims need an experienced cruise ship lawyer on their side. A reputable cruise ship accident attorney will be able to aid you in navigating the legal complexities of maritime law, will have the resources necessary to investigate the accident and will be able to properly advise you, giving you the time and care you deserve.
If you or a loved one was injured in a cruise ship accident, call Ginnis & Krathen immediately. Our Jones Act and cruise ship lawyers can assist you in getting the reimbursement you deserve.