Taking a cruise is supposed to be a pleasurable vacation. For most passengers it is. However, accidents are just as likely to happen on cruise ships at sea as they are on land. There are many things that can go wrong while onboard a cruise. And if you get injured on a cruise due to someone else’s negligence, you may have a valid personal injury claim.
If you or a loved one was seriously injured on a cruise ship, it is best to immediately speak with an attorney to protect your legal rights. The experienced NYC cruise ship accident attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. are here to help you get the full compensation that you deserve for your injuries.
New York’s Manhattan and Brooklyn cruise ship terminals are amongst the busiest terminals in the United States. Ships arrive and depart from these terminals from all over the world, including Bermuda, the Caribbean, Canada, and England. Approximately 600,000 passengers board cruise ships in NYC each year. Most are either visiting or simply passing through New York City. Only about 15 percent of cruise line passengers live in the city.
However, when a passenger is injured in a cruise ship accident, the ship’s departure from New York City or the passenger’s NY residence may have little bearing on how their losses are treated. When a cruise ship is in international or foreign waters, a mix of international maritime law, U.S. law and the laws of the location of the accident or country where the ship is registered may apply.
If you or a loved one was injured in a cruise line accident, the legal team at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. can help. We are a travel law firm that has the knowledge and expertise necessary to get you the results that you deserve. We hire independent experts necessary to thoroughly investigate the cruise line incident and prepare the strongest evidence possible for the maximum damages.
When you are injured due to the negligence of a cruise ship crew or company, filing a civil lawsuit is the primary remedy for your loss. Cruise line owners owe passengers onboard their ships the duty of exercising reasonable care for their safety. If they breach this duty of care through negligence on purpose, they may be held accountable for their actions or lack thereof.
Cruise line companies and others (owners, operators, charters, ticket agents, etc.) may be held liable for an injury suffered by a passenger in the course of the cruise if caused by the negligence of the carrier. They can be held accountable under the Athens Convention.
A treaty known as the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) sets the minimum safety standards for building, equipping and operating cruise lines. This SOLAS standard applies to:
In order to bring a successful lawsuit, your NYC cruise line accident attorney needs to show failure in these areas. Although cruise ships owners and operators try to limit or disclaim liability for problems that may occur during the cruise, they cannot dismiss claims for negligence under U.S. law.
Common cruise ship accidents that often result in serious injuries to passengers include:
If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of accident while onboard a cruise, it is imperative to immediately consult with New York cruise ship accident lawyer who specifically handles these types of accidents. In addition, you should consider the following important tips:
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If you or a family member were injured in an accident while sailing on a cruise line, you may be entitled to monetary damages. To ensure that you get the full extent of the damages that you deserve for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering or wrongful death, you should immediately consult with an experienced cruise ship accident attorney in New York.
The legal team at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. has been successfully pursuing cruise line accident claims on behalf of residents in New York and passengers from other parts of the world. We have the knowledge and resources to aggressively pursue your case and help you get the outcome that you are entitled to.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our attorneys, please call Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. at 1-800-529-9997.
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