Our Michigan cruise ship injury lawyers represent clients who suffer serious injuries while vacationing on cruise ships. It is estimated that during the winter months in the United States, there are at least thirty cruise ship departures per week in the United States alone. Over fifty-one million people have taken a cruise in the past three years.
Causes of Cruise Ship Injuries
Unfortunately, as with any form of travel, accidents can happen and cruise ship passengers can get injured. The situation is magnified when it takes place aboard a cruise ship because often times adequate medical attention is not immediately available or may not be provided at all, even if available; and cruise ships will not 'divert' to the nearest port to take care of a needy passenger.
Cruise ship industry experts estimate that several thousand people per year get seriously injured, or even killed, on cruise ships. These injuries occur due to dangerous conditions on the ship, excursion injuries, food poisoning, and injuries caused because the ship crew failed to take necessary precautions in poor weather.
What You Should Know If You Are A Cruise Ship Passenger
As a cruise ship passenger you should know that there are special laws, called maritime laws and conventions (a convention is an international law), that can apply to injuries aboard cruise ships and you should be extremely careful about discussing your injuries with anyone, including the cruise line, without first consulting an attorney knowledgeable in travel injury law.
The cruise ship companies often include special provisions and language on their tickets that limit the time in which you can file a claim and the location a claim can be filed. If you do not comply with these provisions, your claim will be lost forever. You should also be careful that the attorney you consult doesn't just think he can settle the case with a few well written letters - we have seen this attitude and it can trap the unwary attorney and seriously harm the client.
Cruise Ship Lines & Precaustions
You should also be prepared to bring with you all your cruise documents, including the cruise ticket and booklet in which the tickets were torn out of, plus any travel itineraries, saved or printed web pages and credit card receipts. These documents all play an important role in properly evaluating your case.
The most common lines that our Michigan cruise ship lawyers file claims against are:
- American Cruise Lines
- Azamara Cruises
- Carnival Cruise Lines
- Celebrity Cruises
- Costa Cruises
- Crystal Cruises
- Cunard Line
- Disney Cruise Line
- Holland America Line
- Majestic America Line
- MSC Cruises
- Norwegian Cruise Line
- Oceania Cruises
- Orient Lines
- Pearl Seas Cruises
- Princess Cruises
- Regent Seven Seas Cruises
- Royal Caribbean International
- Seabourn Cruise Line
- SeaDream Cruise Line
- Silversea Cruises
- Uniworld Grand River Cruises
- Windstar Cruises
Statute of Limitations For A Cruise Ship Injury Cases
There are strict time limitations for filing cruise shi injury claims. Depending on your cruise line and the city of departure, your time for filing an accident claim may be very short. If you fail to file your claim in time, it may be barred forever. To avoid this severe consequence, you should contact the Michigan cruise ship injury attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately.
Michigan Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer No Fee Promise
Our attorneys will represent you in your cruise ship injury case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact a Michigan Cruise Ship Injury Accident Lawyer
For more information regarding your rights after a cruise ship injury accident, call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our Michigan cruise ship injury lawyers about your case. You can also submite the GET HELP NOW form on this page and we will call you shortly to listen to your story and explain how we can help you.
Our cruise ship accident lawyers represent clients injured in excursions on a number of islands, including: Alaska, Hawaii, Carrbean Islands, St. Thomas, St. John St. Martin/St. Marten, The Bahamas, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts, Belize, Costa Rica, Key West, Cayman Islands, Tahiti, Fiji Islands, Greece, Mediterranean Islands, South Pacific, Polynesia, Panama Europe, Spain, Italy, France, Turkey, Soviet Union, Africa, Greenland, Iceland , and all other cruise destinations.