Regent Seven Seas Cruise Ship Injury
Regent Seven Seas, previously known as Radisson Seven Seas, has seen its fair share of illness, injuries, death, and crime on board its ships. If you were injured on a Regents Seven Seas cruise liner because of someone else’s wrongdoing, you might be able to pursue compensation.
The legal team of Louis A. Vucci P.A. has experience advocating for injured clients against cruise lines. We offer you the support and skilled legal representation you need during this difficult time. Contact us today by calling us at (786) 375-0344 or through our online contact form for a free consultation.
Regent Seven Seas Fleet
Currently, there are six cruise liners in the Regent Seven Seas fleet, including:
- Seven Seas Grandeur
- Seven Seas Splendor
- Seven Seas Explorer
- Seven Seas Voyager
- Seven Seas Mariner
- Seven Seas Navigator
If you were injured on any of these cruise ships and believe that the cruise line is responsible for your injury, the seasoned team at Louis A. Vucci P.A. will review the facts of your case and determine if a lawsuit should be filed against Regent Seven Seas.
Regent Seven Seas Ticket Limitations
You agree to specific terms and conditions when you purchase a cruise line ticket. Many people ignore these things, but it is vital to review your ticket contract because it can include things like:
- Health acknowledgments
- Crime acknowledgments
- Liability waivers
- Time limitations for bringing claims
- Arbitration requirements
- Jurisdiction limitations for lawsuits
When you finalize a ticket purchase with Regent Seven Seas, you are signing the ticket contract. Essentially, you agree to any terms and conditions that may be within the ticket contract. If you need to file an injury lawsuit, you must comply with the terms laid out in your ticket.
Regent Seven Seas Ticket Contract: Health Acknowledgements
In the Regent Seven Seas ticket contract, you acknowledge and accept the risk of injury and illness while on the cruise ship. Additionally, you agree to follow any COVID-19 regulations and necessary quarantine requirements. On a cruise, a lot of people are in tight quarters, which can lead to illnesses spreading rapidly. Therefore, it is important to understand what you are agreeing to concerning your health before you go on a cruise.
Regent Seven Seas Ticket Contract: Crime Acknowledgements
Under the ticket contract, you acknowledge that the cruise line is not liable for crimes that are not a result of the cruise line’s negligence. As a result, if you are injured on a cruise line, and it is not due to the cruise line’s negligence, Regent Seven Seas will likely refer you to the ticket contract to show they are not liable.
Regent Seven Seas Ticket Contract: Liability Waiver
When you purchase a ticket, you are acknowledging that Regent’s liability is limited to events caused by their negligence. For example, suppose a large wave hits and rocks the boat causing someone to fall. The cruise line will try to show they are not liable because you waived liability for actions not caused by their fault or negligence.
Regent Seven Seas Ticket Contract: Time Limitations
If you are injured on a Regent cruise ship because of the company’s negligence, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. You agreed to tight time limitations for claims when you purchased your ticket. Under the ticket contract, you must notify the cruise line within six months of any illness, injury, or death that occurred on the cruise, tender boat, or during an excursion organized by the company. You must also file a lawsuit within one year of the illness, injury, or death. If you fail to adhere to these timelines, you may be unable to pursue compensation.
Regent Seven Seas Ticket Contract: Arbitration Requirements
In your ticket contract, you agree to binding arbitration in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Under the agreement, arbitration is required for any dispute other than an illness, injury, or death claim.
Arbitration is a form of dispute resolution that occurs outside of the courtroom. During an arbitration proceeding, an arbitrator or an arbitration panel assumes the role of a judge, meaning they can hand down binding decisions in your case.
During the arbitration, the parties will behave similarly to how they would in a courtroom by:
- Gathering and presenting evidence
- Arguing their case
- Interviewing witnesses
At the end of the arbitration proceedings, the arbitrator or panel will issue a binding decision like a judge. If you disagree with the decision, you can appeal it.
Regent Seven Seas Ticket Contract: Jurisdiction Limitations
Norwegian Cruise Line owns Regent has its headquarters in Miami, Florida. As a result, they have limited claims and lawsuits to Miami and the surrounding area. If you arbitrate with Regent, the arbitration will take place in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Additionally, if you have a lawsuit, you will need to litigate in the Southern District Court of Florida in Miami, Florida.
Cruise Ship Laws
In addition to your ticket contract, some federal and international laws, including maritime law, apply to cruise ships, including:
- Shipping Act: This federal law requires vessels to safely deliver passengers to their destination and protect them against outside threats, like pirates and unsafe onboard conditions. The Shipping Act has helped create a strict duty of care for cruise ships.
- International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS): Cruise ships that take on passengers at a United States port must meet the safety standards set out in the SOLAS. The SOLAS governs most safety-related categories for ships, including vessel integrity and fire safety.
- Death on the High Seas Act: This law applies to deaths within three nautical miles of the United States. It allows the families of maritime employees, cruise ship workers, or passengers to bring wrongful death actions against the negligent party.
- Jones Act: Under the Jones Act, cruise ship workers can file a civil action against their employer if they were injured in the course of their employment. The Jones Act also governs some aspects of cruise ship operation.
The laws that determine how to approach your case can be confusing. A cruise ship attorney can review your case and determine which laws will apply.
Common Cruise Ship Injuries
Cruises can be enjoyable, but injuries may occur while aboard a cruise ship, tender boat, or during an excursion. Some common injuries sustained are:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Closed head trauma (e.g., concussions)
- Broken legs, arms, fingers, etc.
- Loss of limb
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal organ injuries
- Illness from infectious disease or bacterial infection
- Sprains and strains
Maritime law may govern lawsuits concerning illness, injuries, sexual assault, or wrongful deaths aboard cruise ships. Under these laws, if you were a passenger or worker on a cruise ship and were injured because the cruise line breached its duty of care, you may be able to pursue compensation.
Duty of Care Owed by Cruise Liners
Cruise ship operators must maintain a safe environment. They are responsible for ensuring the safety of their passengers when they are on excursions organized by the cruise line. They must also inspect the ship for any hazards and perform necessary repairs or warn passengers. If they fail to do so, they may be liable for passenger injuries.
How Injuries Happen on Cruise Ships
The most common reason people are injured on cruises is that the cruise line was negligent and breached its duty of care. There are a variety of reasons that people receive injuries on a cruise, including:
When you are injured, it can have a significant impact on your life and cause financial hardship. If a cruise line breached its duty of care, resulting in your injury, you deserve compensation for your losses.
Recoverable Compensation for Regent Seven Seas Cruise Ship Injuries
If you were injured as a cruise ship passenger, and the cruise line’s negligence caused your injury, you may be entitled to seek the following types of compensation:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Reduced capacity to earn
- Other economic costs related to your injury
Wrongful Death Claim
If a family member passed away because of Regent Seven Seas’ negligence or wrongful act, you might be entitled to bring a wrongful death suit under the Death on the High Seas Act. The Death on High Seas Act applies if the events leading to the wrongful death claim occurred more than three nautical miles from a United States coastline.
Contact Louis A. Vucci P.A. for Experienced Representation Against Regent Seven Seas
At Louis A. Vucci P.A., we understand how stressful and exhausting it can be to bring a claim against a cruise line such as Regent Seven Seas. Our legal team has experience representing people in their cases against cruise lines, and we have developed a deep understanding of how to seek resolution for our clients. We are ready to use our skills and knowledge to get you maximum compensation for your case.
Contact us to discuss your legal options during a free case evaluation by calling us at (786) 375-0344 or contacting us online.