Boston Cruise Ship Accidents and Injuries Lawyer
Call our Boston cruise ship injury lawyers if you were injured while on a cruise that sailed out of Boston. You may be entitled to financial compensation. Cruise lines are responsible for keeping their passengers safe onboard the ship and while on excursions in port. You can hold them accountable for their negligence when they fail in this responsibility. However, to do so, you will likely need the help of a lawyer with experience handling cruise ship claims.
Louis A. Vucci P.A. has devoted its entire practice to assisting victims of cruise ship accidents. We are familiar with the unique challenges associated with cruise ship claims. Our attorneys are not intimidated by huge cruise lines and their corporate lawyers. To learn more about how we can help you recover financial compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, contact us today at (786) 375-0344. Your first consultation is totally free.
Do I Need a Boston Cruise Ship Accident Attorney?
If you were injured on a cruise that sailed from Boston, you must file your claim in the state where the company is headquartered. For many cruise lines, this is Florida. That can be inconvenient for victims living in other states or countries. Furthermore, it is very possible that your injuries occurred in international waters or on foreign shores. That can further complicate your case. Most cruise lines are also massive companies with aggressive corporate lawyers and insurance agents. They will do everything possible to deny liability and avoid paying you the money you deserve. Handling a cruise line accident claim alone can be next to impossible for these reasons.
Choosing an experienced attorney to represent you in a case against a cruise line is best. Lawyers who have previously handled cruise line claims will know how to handle the specific challenges of cruise line claims. They can gather the necessary evidence to prove their side of the story and do the research to understand what foreign laws may apply. An attorney will also know the timeline to bring your case and other deadlines that must be met throughout the process. Ultimately, you will have a much better chance of prevailing in your case if a cruise ship accident attorney represents you.
Why Choose Louis A. Vucci P.A. to Handle My Boston Cruise Ship Injury?
Picking an attorney to represent you when injured may seem daunting. With Louis A. Vucci P.A., you can rest assured that we are experienced in handling cruise ship injury cases and that we prioritize your success. We focus our practice solely on cruise ship law and are devoted to keeping you informed throughout the claim process. We care deeply about your ability to recover the compensation you deserve.
Our firm founder, Louis Vucci, has been practicing law for over two decades. After graduating from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts, with Honors, Louis began his career as a public defender. This formed an excellent base for him to go on to focus on representing injured people against large corporations. Louis is a trial attorney with a wealth of experience in state and federal court. Louis has obtained verdicts and settlements of well over $1 million for several of his clients. Your case is in good hands with Louis A. Vucci P.A..
When a cruise ship injury has gotten you down, Louis A. Vucci P.A. is here to help you pick up the pieces. We offer several perks to help your experience with our law firm go well. Your first consultation is always free. We want to be able to consider your case carefully and explain your options to you without any obligation on your part. We are also paid only on a contingency basis. This means that you will never have to pay us upfront, and we will only be paid after you receive compensation.
Types of Cases We Handle
Louis A. Vucci P.A. is available to help you bring a lawsuit based on whatever type of injury you have suffered. These include the following:
Slip and falls
Slippery decks, loose carpeting, unstable gangways, and other hazards can increase the likelihood of falling on a cruise ship.
Swimming pool accidents
If the cruise ship pool is overcrowded or the lifeguards are negligent, swimmers, particularly children, may be at risk of drowning.
If passengers fall overboard into the ocean, they may drown or be severely injured.
Most cruise ships are equipped with elevators to help guests traverse the ship. If an elevator malfunctions, occupants may be injured.
If you were injured in a shore excursion organized by the cruise line, you could hold them accountable for your injuries, even if they were not directly involved. Examples of shore excursion accidents include vehicle accidents, violent crime, ziplining, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, hiking, and more.
Theft and sexual assault have been reported on many cruise ships. Cruise lines have a duty to provide adequate security to prevent crime aboard their ships.
Medical staff negligence
Trained medical staff is a necessity aboard a cruise ship. However, the care you receive on the ship may be substandard, which can aggravate your injuries or medical conditions.
The close proximity of cruise ship passengers and the fact that they all eat the same food can mean that an outbreak of a foodborne illness such as norovirus can quickly infect the entire ship.
Whether you are aboard a cruise ship or on a cruise-sponsored shore excursion, you should be able to stay safe. If the cruise line has not taken proper precautions or fails to take timely action to correct an issue, contact us so that we can discuss your rights and legal options.
Popular Boston Cruise Lines
The most popular cruise lines that sail out of Boston are listed below. These cruise lines are very popular, but they have issues with taking the correct precautions and ensuring the safety of all patrons.
- Holland America – Holland America caters to an affluent crowd, but dangerous passenger conditions can still arise.
- Norwegian – Norwegian cruise line has a history of norovirus outbreaks.
- Royal Caribbean – Royal Caribbean is a popular cruise line, but it has made decisions regarding weather issues that have put its passengers at risk.
Regardless of the cruise line you sail on, the company owes you a duty of care to ensure you stay safe.
Holding a Cruise Line Liable
A cruise line owes passengers a duty to keep them reasonably safe. Certain precautions must be taken, such as hiring a medical staff that stays on the ship and performing maintenance to avoid slip and fall accidents. No matter the cause of your injury, your attorney will have to show that the cruise line was legally negligent, meaning they failed to take reasonable steps to ensure your safety, and you were injured as a direct result.
When you are injured because the cruise line did not keep the ship safe or you received substandard medical treatment, you may be able to file a successful lawsuit against the cruise line. To have a court or jury find that the cruise line was liable, your attorney will usually have to prove that the company knew or should have known about the safety issue that caused your injury. The dangerous conditions that existed on the ship must be proven with evidence. A Boston cruise ship accident attorney will evaluate the specific facts of your case to help you bring the best possible case.
Compensation in a Cruise Ship Accident Case
After an injury on a cruise ship or shore excursion, informing the cruise line of your injury is important. Once you have returned home, you may obtain a monetary recovery based on the cruise line’s negligence. The recovery amount would be based on your economic and non-economic losses. Economic losses are more measurable, such as medical expenses for surgeries, doctor visits, hospital stays, medication, etc. You may be able to recover from non-economic losses such as emotional and physical pain and suffering as well. Call us if a medical staff aboard the cruise ship treated you. It is important to ensure that the quality of care you received did not negatively affect your injuries. If your care was inadequate, that could be a basis for further recovery.
You may suffer physically, mentally, and financially after being injured on a cruise ship or shore excursion. Louis A. Vucci P.A. is ready to assist you in holding a negligent cruise line accountable and getting you the justice you deserve. You may be able to recover a substantial amount of money that will help you return to your former way of life. Contact us today at (786) 375-0344 or use this website to chat with us live about your case.