Have you been hurt while you were a passenger on a cruise liner? Then it is absolutely critical that you begin working with an attorney that is familiar with handling these cases and the many different legal considerations—and complications—they can come with. Unlike usual premises liability cases, cruise ship accidents concern different jurisdictions, maritime law, and contractual terms passengers may not be aware of.
The biggest difference in these cases is that these injuries do not occur under a state jurisdiction—so California civil law requirements do not apply. That means that the average personal injury lawyer may not be qualified to handle the variations that are common in cruise ship cases, but not present in injury suits on the mainland.
An experienced cruise ship accident attorney can help you handle:
- Complying with the statute of limitations. This is different than California State law. Depending on your contract with the cruise operator, or if your case falls under maritime law, the deadline for your filing may vary.
- Knowing where to file. Filing for personal injury in your own state will likely not apply to the cruise liner in question. Most of these ships and companies are in Florida, so filing must take place there.
- Understanding your ticket. The cruise ticket you purchased serves as your contract with the cruise operator. It is likely that it limits their liability, but also provides key information about how and when to file any claim against them in the case of an injury.
Work with a Proven Professional Today
At The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus, we know how devastating personal injury accidents can be and how important it is to properly file and pursue compensation without risking invalidating your claim. That is why it is imperative to work with counsel who has studied, knows, and has facilitated this process and—more importantly—successfully recovered compensation for cruise ship accident victims.
Our team is now working with a proven and knowledgeable Los Angeles cruise ship injury attorney and is ready to help victims pursue the restitution they deserve. If you have been hurt, then we implore you to contact us today.
Discover the difference a legal specialist can make in your cruise ship injury case. Call our firm today.