Miami Cruise Ship Accidents and Injuries

Cruises are very popular vacations, with more than 26 million passengers yearly. The Port of Miami is the busiest cruise port in the world, seeing nearly 5 million cruise passengers in 2017. Cruise ships are designed to be fun, adventurous, and relaxing for passengers, but onboard accidents, injuries, and even deaths occur too frequently. When a vacation becomes dangerous, it can be especially frightening because you are away from the familiar comforts of home. You may not know who to call for help, and when you do get help, you may not trust the opinions of unfamiliar caregivers. These complications only add to the stress of an injury. If you or a loved one were injured on a cruise, you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries, time off work, and other damages.

We specialize in cruise ship accident law

Louis A. Vucci P.A.‘s practice is focused solely on cruise ship accidents. We are totally dedicated to standing up for the rights of accident victims on cruise ships. You should not have to be financially responsible for an injury caused by a negligent cruise ship. Our team can assist with your case and ensure you get the maximum recovery from your injuries. We will use our years of experience to recover substantial monetary compensation for you to cover your medical expenses and more. Call us today at (786) 375-0344 to discuss your case and how we can help.

Why Do I Need a Lawyer?

Cases involving cruise ships involve maritime law. It is a legal system governing goods and passengers’ movement over international waters. Maritime law exists, so cruise lines and other carriers are accountable for their actions. This area of the law can be extremely complex. You need the help of a trustworthy, experienced legal team familiar with maritime law and personal injury law to succeed in your claim. Utilizing an attorney for your cruise ship injury claim will ensure you can recover from all responsible parties.

Multiple parties may be liable for your injuries

Cruise ship accidents and injuries typically involve many parties. You may be able to file a claim against multiple individuals. While the immediate offender who caused your injury is an obvious party to pursue, a professional Miami cruise ship accident attorney will also help you identify other parties who may have been responsible for the injury. This can include the owner of the cruise ship, the company operating the ship, the company that sold you your ticket, and any other parties who may have been involved in the incident.

Beware of insurance company offers

The insurance company for the cruise line will likely reach out to you with a settlement offer. Do not accept these settlements without first speaking with an attorney. Quick settlements are almost always lowball offers that insurance agents will pressure you into accepting. That leaves you paying for many expenses out of pocket. A lawyer can negotiate with insurance on your behalf to ensure you get the full compensation you need and deserve.

Important information you must know

Once you file a claim for a cruise ship injury, you must follow the small print terms and conditions you agreed to when you purchased your ticket. This includes provisions about where, how, and when you can bring a claim for your injuries. Since most people never read this information, it is crucial that you seek the counsel of an experienced attorney. A Miami cruise ship accident attorney can help you with all the important details you need to know to bring a successful claim against the parties at fault for your injuries.

Why Choose Louis A. Vucci P.A.?

Louis A. Vucci P.A.‘s sole focus is to achieve justice for their clients. When you work with us, you will have a dependable legal team specializing in cruise ship injuries. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients who have suffered injuries while on cruise vacations, including a recent $1.9 million verdict for a crew member who suffered an internal hemorrhage. We have a long list of legal victories and an excellent success rate.

Louis A. Vucci P.A. put himself through law school by working in construction. He understands hard-working people. When you spend your hard-earned vacation dollars on a cruise where you unfairly wind up injured, he will help you recover from the responsible parties. He understands the financial difficulties that can follow an injury. Louis A. Vucci P.A. will work tirelessly to help you receive compensation to cover the cost of your medical bills, time off work, and other damages. Our team will be considerate of your wishes and needs while we aggressively pursue the individuals and companies responsible for your injuries.

Cruise ship law is extremely niche since many cruise ship accidents occur in international waters, and many cruise ships are registered in international ports of convenience. A regular personal injury lawyer will likely have no idea how to handle a cruise ship claim. But Louis A. Vucci P.A. only handles cruise ship accident cases. We are also experienced litigators with vast knowledge surrounding cruise ship claims. We have spent decades aggressively pursuing justice for our clients. Louis A. Vucci P.A. gets results for victims just like you. We will work tirelessly to prevail in your claim so you get the relief from your injuries that you deserve.

Common Accidents Onboard Cruise Ship

Cruise lines have a duty to passengers to make their ships safe and free of hazardous conditions that can cause accidents. Cruise ship owners should be held responsible for accidents because of faulty management. {firm-name], handles all types of accidents and injuries on cruise ships. The most common incidents on cruise ships that result in injuries include:

Slip and Fall Accidents:

Slip and fall accidents occur frequently on cruise ships. Ships often have wet or slick surfaces, especially around pools. These, combined with the inherent movement of the boat, create a dangerous environment for those onboard. Broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and even brain damage are potential results of slip and falls.


Cruise ships can experience swift outbreaks of illnesses due to the close proximity of passengers. Foodborne illnesses – including food poisoning – are common onboard cruises and can result from insufficient food safety standards and poor sanitation during food preparation.


Cruise ship collisions can involve hitting a landmass, underwater debris, or another ship. These accidents can cause significant injuries, and the responsible parties must be held accountable.


Assaults are unfortunately common onboard cruise ships and can be perpetrated by another passenger, a crew member, or even at a port of call. While the circumstances of each event are unique, dangerous activity onboard and at a port should not be tolerated on a cruise, and liable parties need to pay for your injuries.

Fall Hazards:

The potential for serious falls exists all over cruise ships, with multiple levels, slick surfaces, and recreational equipment onboard a moving vessel. Ships should be constantly inspected for undue hazards, which, once identified, should be fixed promptly.

Injuries Due to Crew Errors:

When a crewmember makes a mistake, they threaten the safety of all passengers. This is a violation of the cruise line’s duty to you as a passenger. They should be held liable for the breach of that duty.

Injuries During Recreational Activities:

From pools and waterslides onboard the cruise ship to the activities guests partake in at different ports, these accidents may occur due to lack of supervision, unsafe equipment, or other problems. You may be entitled to a lawsuit against the cruise ship, the maker of the recreational equipment, and/or the activity leader.

If you are injured on a cruise, it is important to immediately notify the cruise director or an officer on the ship to receive onboard medical attention. You should ask the ship personnel to complete an investigation and, if possible, document your own account of what happened. Your next call should be to a lawyer so that you can review your options for legal action. You have limited time to file a cruise ship injury claim, so be sure to act fast. Call Miami cruise ship accident lawyer Louis A. Vucci P.A. as soon as you can for legal advice and to review your case.

Speak with Louis A. Vucci P.A. for Free

Louis A. Vucci P.A. works on a contingency fee basis, so you pay nothing unless we win your case. We have the experience and resources you need to get the compensation you deserve. Your first consultation is always free, and there’s no obligation. If you or a loved one have been injured in a cruise ship accident, call Miami cruise accident lawyer Louis A. Vucci P.A. today at (786) 375-0344.