Cruise Ship Passenger Claims Attorney
Cruise liners are the standard of class and relaxation to the many people who embark on them each year. Negligent or dangerous management of such ships stains their image on both an individual and industry scale, and when passengers are left reeling from an injury during the height of their vacation, Louis A. Vucci, P.A. is there to pursue compensation. Injuries that occur on cruise ships are often unique and, due to limited medical assistance, can become very dangerous, very quickly.
Since our firm’s founding, we have dedicated our practice to the victims of cruise ship injuries and assaults. Facing medical bills and insurance claims in the middle of a vacation is both unfair and startling. At Louis A. Vucci, P.A. we understand how difficult it is to recover from a serious cruise ship injury. We handle cases at the federal and state levels for anyone injured on a cruise ship. Our firm also works on the basis of contingency; we only get paid if we win your case for you.
The first step to getting your life back together after a tragic accident aboard a cruise ship is to hire a lawyer and get experienced legal representation fighting for you and the compensation you deserve. Like any citizen of the United States, we know that vacations and fun should not come at a cost, and negligent staff on a cruise ship should be held accountable when they fail to meet their customers’ needs. There is no fee unless we win for you, so call us today at (786) 375-0344.
Do I Need A Passenger Claims Attorney?
There are a great many reasons it’s a good idea to contact an attorney to take on and handle a case against a negligent cruise liner. When you’re facing such an injury, it should be your top priority to take care of yourself and your family, but haggling with insurance companies, considering whether to take on the company legally, and filing all the right paperwork can be exhausting and draining on your health. An attorney, first and foremost, will be able to take on all of these tasks and help you seek compensation from the company that hurt you.
An experienced attorney can make sure that the insurance company or cruise line doesn’t withhold any money that should go to you. Large corporations will want to undercut you as the victim to maximize their profits. Having an attorney on your side can make sure that you receive all the financial compensation that you deserve. They’ll be able to talk with both an insurance company and the cruise liner staff to increase the amount of your settlement, or even take those parties to court if they refuse to give you what you deserve. Having an attorney massively increases your chances of receiving a favorable amount of compensation for injuries you shouldn’t have received.
Why Should I Choose Louis A. Vucci, P.A. to Handle My Claim?
All claims should be handled by an attorney who knows exactly what they are doing, considering many Cruise liner accidents happen at sea. With decades of experience, we have many cases come through our firm. We pride ourself on our successes, some of which include:
- Won a settlement for over $400,000 to a cruise passenger who suffered traumatic brain injury
- Won a settlement for over $100,000 for a passenger who suffered a broken leg through a slip and fall
- Won a settlement for over $100,000 for a passenger who suffered a broken ankle on board
We aggressively represent and fight for our clients. We believe that if the negligence of one person or group leads to an injury of another, they deserve compensation for all damages caused. This is especially true if that negligent party is a cruise ship company whose job was ensuring the safety of their employees and passengers. When we represent you, we believe in complete transparency and trust. There is also no fee unless we win your case for you, and our first initial consultation is completely free as well!
Types of Passenger Claims
There are numerous ways someone can be injured on a cruise ship, and since many accidents happen far from a port, they can be particularly dangerous. Unfortunately, there is a whole host of ways that cruise liners cut safety to save on costs, and this is at the expense of their patrons. There are many things for which a passenger may make a claim, some of which include:
- Slip and Fall Accidents: When someone slips because of improper maintenance, it can ruin the rest of their trip and leave lasting damage.
- Water Slide / Wave Pool Accidents: These are a source of great fun, but when an architect fails to build or maintain these features properly, they can cause severe injuries.
- Swimming Pool Accidents: A lack of supervision is the most likely cause of a swimming pool accidents, but a failure to clean or sterilize the pool area can lead to illnesses that are difficult for children to fight.
- Contaminated Food: The decadent food a cruise ship offers can be the highlight for many patrons. However, illness and contamination can ruin the experience and cause them suffering.
- Norovirus Outbreaks: A common illness that can break out when cruise ship conditions are unsanitary. Exposure can follow a victim around even after the trip is over.
- Falling Overboard: These accidents can result in serious physical and emotional trauma and can be caused by low railings or dangerous and avoidable sailing conditions.
- Fires: When a fire breaks out onboard a cruise ship, there are relatively few safe areas to go to, causing panic and unforeseen injury.
- Physical Assault: It is the cruise liner’s responsibility to ensure there is a safe environment on board. Violence can stem from conditions on the ship.
There are, unfortunately, many different ways to experience an injury while vacationing on a cruise ship. It is the responsibility of the cruise liner to uphold and ensure that the safety of the passengers. When they do not take that responsibility seriously, innocent people get hurt. Such injuries bring serious consequences often requiring costly medical care, potentially entitling anyone injured to financial compensation to offset medical costs, lost wages, or even pain and suffering.
How Much Can I Expect to Receive in Compensation for My Claim?
The idea of compensation is especially relieving when rising medical bills and missed wages begin to pile up. Unfortunately, it is difficult to give an accurate estimate on a claim without knowing the exact details of your particular case. For this reason, we urge that you contact us at (786) 375-0344 or fill out a contact form so we can begin your claim. It is common that people seek compensation for damages such as lost wages, medical bills, cost of future therapy, and pain and suffering. However, the costs associated with these damages vary from case to case.
Regardless, it’s important to remember that an experienced attorney can mean the difference between a fair settlement and being cheated out of the compensation you deserve.
Cruise Ship Accident Statistics
Cruise ship vacations are popular for many people across the United States. From a report done by the Statistic Brain Research Institute, they found that over 12 million Americans board cruise ships each year. With the industry growing at an annual rate of 7.4%, more people will continue to flock to these ships to relax and unwind. According to the study, the average age of a cruise ship patron is 50 years old, and about one million yearly passengers are children under the age of 18. When such large numbers of passengers are either elderly or children, safety should be held in the highest regard. Strict safety regulations and well kept sanitary conditions are a necessity. Unfortunately, such things cannot be guaranteed in an industry that failed to protect the 172 passengers who have died since 1979.
We are no strangers to cruise ship accidents. They are an increasingly popular vacation choice for people all across America, and the trips are becoming more and more lavish, encouraging owners to cut corners wherever they think they can spare it. The attorneys at Louis A. Vucci, P.A. seek to hold these owners responsible when they believe that passenger safety is where they could save such costs. These accidents are so much more tragic because they are so unexpected—getting hurt on a cruise ship doesn’t only cut into a vacation, but affects a victim for the rest of their life.
Contact a Passenger Claims Lawyer Today
Nobody ever expects to be injured on vacation, but when that happens, they should never have to pay for the damages incurred. When a cruise liner disregards safety on their vessels, they should be held responsible. If you or someone you know has suffered an injury as the passenger on a cruise ship, you need legal guidance to move forward with a passenger claim for your pain and suffering. Contact an attorney at Louis A. Vucci, P.A. today. Our phone number is (786) 375-0344, and our experienced team can help you get the compensation you deserve.