When people book a cruise, they expect a relaxing vacation that includes a complete package of lodging, food, entertainment, travel, and security. However, accidents and injuries occur on cruise ships far more often than most people realize, and cruise companies are notoriously difficult to hold liable without the proper legal counsel. The skilled attorneys at Deldar Legal have represented many clients in their claims against cruise ship companies, and we have the experience you need for your legal case. If you or a loved one has been injured while on a cruise, call or contact our office to schedule a free consultation today.
Cruise Ship Accidents
Cruise ship accidents can come about in many different ways due to the negligent, reckless, or intentional acts of others on your vacation. Most cruise ships have extensive amenities like restaurants, bars, swimming pools, water parks, shops, gyms, clubs, sports facilities, spas, theaters, bowling alleys, casinos, and much more that can provide entertainment for cruise patrons but are also rife opportunities for accidents. The most common types of accidents that occur on cruise ships include the following:
- Trip, slip, and fall accidents
- Falling overboard
- Drowning and other swimming accidents
- Norovirus and other viral outbreaks
- Physical and sexual assault
- Recreational accidents
- Cruise ship catastrophes including collisions and sinking
- Onboard medical malpractice
- Sports injuries
- Food poisoning
- Elevator accidents
- Falling object accidents
- Excursion accidents, and more.
Unlike other personal injury claims in California, cruise ships often have much smaller windows to file a lawsuit for damages following an accident. For this reason and others, it is critical that you speak with an experienced cruise ship accident attorney as soon as possible after an injury.
Why You Need an Experienced Attorney
When you go on a cruise, the cruise company often requires that every passenger sign a lengthy contract prior to the vacation. Hidden in these contracts are strict language regarding liability, the statute of limitations, assumptions of risk, and other legal intricacies that can make it extremely difficult to hold a cruise ship company responsible after an accident. In many cases, the victim of a cruise ship accident only has six months to one year from the date of the incident to file a lawsuit against the company for damages, as opposed to the standard two year statute of limitations for other types of personal injury claims. In addition, many cruise ships fly the flag of other countries, making it even more difficult to hold them to account under United States law. You need an expert in cruise ship liability cases to handle your claims and protect your interests after suffering an injury in a cruise ship accident.
Call or Contact Our Office Today
If you would like to learn more about our history of success with cruise ship injury cases, call the office or contact us today at Deldar Legal to schedule a free evaluation of your claims with one of our leading experts in California cruise ship accident cases.