New York Cruise Ship Injury Lawyers
Under common carrier law, cruise ship companies accept a duty to exercise the highest degree of care to protect their passengers. When cruise ship guests are exposed to dangerous conditions, the cruise line is strictly liable for passenger injuries that result. This strict liability law was created to protect ship passengers from injuries ranging from fractured bones to exposure to infectious diseases.
At Simon Eisenberg & Baum, we leverage our attorneys' experience and litigation skills to help injured cruise ship passengers secure the maximum compensation allowable under maritime law. Our personal injury lawyers have earned a highly regarded reputation in New York City, but have the skills, knowledge and resources to help victims and their families throughout the U.S. and internationally.
Contact us online or call 888-246-6083 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our skilled cruise ship accident attorneys. Our lawyers will review your cruise ship passenger injury claim and help you explore all your legal options for recovering damages under admiralty law. For our clients' convenience, we hold offices in New York City, Manhasset, New Jersey and Boca Raton, Florida.
Common Cruise Ship Passenger Injuries
While most cruise passengers enjoy a safe and pleasant voyage, cruise liner injuries are surprisingly common. The large vessels present a long list of dangers to their guests, extending far beyond the cruise ship crashes that make international headlines. Common cruise ship injuries and threats include:
- Fires causing serious burn injuries
- Slip-and-falls causing fractured bones or concussions
- Sexual assault
- Physical assault
- Infectious diseases
- Ship collisions or shore crashes
- Wrongful Death
If you or a family member was the victim of a cruise ship accident, maritime law affords you an opportunity to recover damages for the resulting harm.
In many cruise ship injury lawsuits, victims can recover not only economic compensatory damages - including medical expenses and lost wages - but general damages such as pain and suffering, future medical expenses, resulting disability or disfigurement and loss of consortium. When a cruise ship's negligence causes the wrongful death of a passenger, the surviving family may have additional damage claims available under admiralty law.
Discuss Your Cruise Accident Claim With a New York Attorney
The cruise ship operator may contact you in the days following your accident and offer you a settlement figure that seems appealing. Agreeing to this settlement offer will often leave you undercompensated for your injuries and - worse yet - will waive your right to seek further damages, even if the medical costs of your injury far exceed what you had originally predicted. Before considering any offer from an insurance adjuster or cruise line company, protect your rights and contact an experienced New York cruise ship accident lawyer.
The skilled lawyers at Simon Eisenberg & Baum offer free initial consultations and bill on a contingency fee basis - you don't pay unless you win. Contact us online or call 888-246-6083 to learn how we can help you get maximum compensation in a cruise ship injury lawsuit.
Simon Eisenberg & Baum is a highly regarded New York injury law firm, but we put our elite litigation skills to work for injured cruise ship clients throughout the nation. If you've suffered a cruise ship passenger injury in Florida, feel free to contact our Boca Raton office at 561-955-1950.