Cruise Ship Accident

If you are a New York cruise ship passenger injured on a cruise ship, you will need an attorney experienced in cruise ship accident cases. There are many ways to lose your cruise ship accident claim. You will want to choose the right NY cruise ship lawyer and do it quickly.

Injury and death claims at sea are governed by specific federal and international laws. There is a limited amount of time in which you have to file a lawsuit. These are called statute of limitation laws. In some New York cruise ship accident claims, you only have 6 months from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit. Then comes the issue of where you can file your cruise ship injury lawsuit.

If you were hurt on a cruise ship that left from the New York metropolitan area, you might be shocked to find out that you likely cannot file a lawsuit in New York. If you are from New York and you were injured on a cruise ship that left from another port, you may very well be restricted to where you are allowed to file a lawsuit to recover your medical bills, lost wages and other damages. The reason is most cruise ship tickets contain what is called a forum selection clause meaning you agreed to only seek recovery in a specific court.

Most New York cruise ship passengers will be shocked to discover that they must file their lawsuit in federal court in Miami. Most of the leading cruise ships demand and require that lawsuits against them be filed in Miami federal court. That includes cruise ships from New York and elsewhere. That is where our Florida Cruise Ship Accident Lawyers can help.

No one thinks to check their cruise ship ticket when they purchase it. They are only dreaming about the good times they will have with their loved ones. They are not thinking about what will happen if they are injured on a cruise ship. Not that it matters because the location, or venue, of where you have to file a cruise ship lawsuit is not up for negotiation. The cruise ship companies will not negotiate the terms of the cruise ship ticket and contract. Your only choice is to simply not purchase it. Once you do, you are stuck with the terms and conditions. That is why you will need an experienced cruise ship accident lawyer to help you if you are injured.

NY Cruise – One Port. Endless Possibilities

Over $250 million has been invested in the redesign of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Cruise Terminals by NYCruise. Improvements include new and wider aprons; access overhauls to provide improved solutions for terminal traffic; and first and second-floor redesigns to improve efficiencies for cruise ship passengers, logistics, and ground transportation. The gangways were upgraded to include new boarding bridges for Carnival Dream Class and NCL Breakaway on Pier 88. One of the main enhancements in the redesign of Pier 88 resulted in the improvement of passenger flow. Now disembarking passengers exit only on the ground level and embarking passengers enter at the main level.

Many cruise ships use New York as a home port including:

  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Cunard Cruise Line
  • Carnival Cruise Lines
  • Princess Cruises
  • Crystal Cruises
  • Holland America Line

Other cruise lines use New York as a Port of Call. These cruise lines include:

  • Silversea Cruises
  • MSC Italian Cruises
  • P & O Cruises
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Aida Cruises
  • Residences
  • Norwegian Coastal Voyage
  • Costa Cruises
  • NYK Cruises
  • Saga Cruises
  • Phoenix Reisen Cruises
  • Fred Olsen Cruise Line
  • Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
  • Hurtigruten

New York Cruise Ship Lawyers in Miami

Our Florida Cruise Ship Accident Lawyers are experienced in filing claims and lawsuits for people who were seriously injured on cruise ships that originate in New York or other ports. Our NY cruise ship accident attorneys in Miami regularly represent victims from New York who were injured on cruise ships that sailed out of:

  • Miami, FL
  • New York, NY
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Port Canaveral, FL
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Tampa, FL
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Seattle, WA
  • Charleston, SC
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Baltimore, MD
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Barbados
  • Galveston, TX
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada

Over the years, our Miami cruise ship lawyers have filed lawsuits and litigated cruise ship injury cases against nearly all of the major cruise lines from New York, Miami and throughout the world. Our cruise ship trial attorneys in Miami have represented victims of cruise ship negligence and intentional acts against cruise ship companies including:

  • Carnival Cruise Lines
  • Disney Cruise Lines
  • Seabourn Regent
  • Holland America
  • Celebrity
  • Costa
  • Crystal
  • NCL (Bahamas)
  • Royal Caribbean
  • Norwegian
  • MSC

Our Miami cruise ship injury attorneys know what to do. We are skilled at representing cruise ship customers and passengers who suffered catastrophic and serious injuries. If you are hurt on a cruise ship, we will aggressively fight for you to protect your interests and enforce your legal rights. If the cruise ship company fails to make a fair and reasonable settlement offer, our Miami cruise ship accident and injury lawyers will not hesitate to file a lawsuit on your behalf in Miami federal court and go to trial if necessary.

Representing New York Cruise Ship Accident Victims

Our lawyers represent cruise ship customers, passengers and crew members who are hurt in any type of cruise ship incident including:

  • Trip and Fall Accidents on Cruise Ships
  • Slip and Fall Cruise Ship Accidents
  • Cruise Ship Drowning and Wrongful Death
  • Missing Persons from Cruise Ships
  • Negligent Cruise Ship Security
  • Norovirus Illnesses
  • Shore Excursion Accidents
  • Medical Negligence on Cruise Ships
  • Injuries to Cruise Ship Crew Members
  • Cruise Ship Sexual Assaults or Rapes
  • Sexual Harassment on Cruise Ships
  • Private Excursion Accidents

The New York cruise ship industry is growing just like the rest of the industry. As the numbers of these floating cities increase, so do the number of catastrophic injuries and serious injuries. The resort and maritime risks to customers, crew and passengers of cruise ships is increasing. As cruise ship injury attorneys, our task is to hold the cruise lines operators accountable for the losses our clients suffer.

The Cakani Law Firm cruise ship accident attorneys have experience assisting the injured in:

  • Wrongful Death
  • Assaults or Attacks by Passengers or Crew
  • Passenger Accidents
  • Rape or Sexual Molestation
  • Gangway Accidents
  • Criminal Acts by Crew Members
  • Arbitration
  • Jones Act Claims
  • Crew Member Injuries
  • Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents
  • Excursion Accidents
  • Crime At Sea
  • Missing Persons

Contact Us for your free consultation at The Cakani Law Firm 1-212-962-0500