CRUISE SHIP ACCIDENTS & MARITIME LAW

CRUISE SHIP ACCIDENTS & MARITIME LAW

Cruising is an important South Florida pastime.  Millions of passengers travel on cruises each year.  As the cruising number has increased, so has the number of personal injury cases.  Injuries such as physical assaults, debilitating illnesses, robbery, murder, and disappearances have all happened in increasing numbers each year.

Cruise ship law is constantly evolving.  Recent landmark decisions have marked cruise ship corporations as accountable for the safety of their passengers and crew.  Our attorneys are skilled litigators and can help navigate the waters of these legal challenges for our clients.

South Florida is one of the boating capitals of the world.  There are thousands of recreational boating accidents each year, many that have resulted in fatalities and serious injuries.  The majority of deaths are caused by drowning caused by capsizing or accidental falls overboard.  The majority of people that drown are not wearing a life jacket.  Boat owners are responsible to protect the crew and passengers by requiring passengers to wear life preservation equipment.  Boat operators are often inexperienced, inattentive to security protocols, or reckless when operating their craft.  Sometimes they are operating the craft at an unsafe speed, or they may allow their craft to become overcrowded.  To make matters worse, boat operators that consume alcohol or narcotics while operating their craft will increase the likelihood for injury.