Why Hire a Cruise Ship Accident Attorney
Maritime law determines a cruise ship company’s liability for injuries and deaths that occur at sea. But maritime law is complicated, consisting of state and federal statutes and international treaties, as well as agreements made between governments through the United Nations. If you were injured on a cruise ship, it is important to hire attorneys like those at California Trial Team P.C. who understand these complex laws.
If you are injured on a cruise ship, you are not “automatically” entitled to compensation. Maritime law requires that you are able to prove that the cruise ship was “negligent” in some way, before you are entitled to recover damages from the cruise line. A skilled cruise ship injury lawyer can help identify the negligence (such as faulty stairs or insufficient handrails) and prove to the court that the cruise ship company should be held responsible for compensating you.
Slipping on a wet or slippery deck, tripping over a threshold, and tumbling down stairs are just some of the extremely common injuries that can occur on a cruise ship. Sadly, physical and sexual assaults are not unheard of during cruises. And food borne illnesses, Norovirus (an acute gastrointestinal illness) and Legionnaires’ disease (a severe form of pneumonia) are also sometimes contracted on commercial cruise ships.
Hiring an aggressive and experienced cruise ship accident attorney is often the only way to hold cruise ship companies and their insurance companies accountable. The lawyers at California Trial Team P.C. will help you obtain the maximum settlement or verdict. If you were injured on a cruise ship, call us today for a free consultation. Your consultation is free, and there is never a fee until we win for you.