Everyone looks forward to taking a cruise! What happens however if something goes terribly wrong while you are taking that long overdue vacation, family reunion, retirement cruise and or that trip of a lifetime? The Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld, P.A. handles these type of matters which are also known as admiralty and or maritime cases. Specially, personal injury claims for passengers injured or killed while on a cruise ship or taking one of their pre-arranged ship excursions. By law, the various cruise ship companies are required to owe a duty of reasonable care to their passengers. If they are deemed negligent, the cruise line company can be sued for damages. It is very important to hire an attorney right away for such a claim as the statute of limitations for filing a law suit against them is extremely short.
If you or a family member is injured while on your cruise, please be aware of these important things. Report the accident and injury to a crew member as soon as possible. Try to get a copy of the accident report or make one yourself to document things while fresh in your mind. That means taking as many pictures as you can, a video and or getting any witness information (if applicable). Seek on board medical treatment and or at a facility as soon as it’s feasible. Moreover, it should continue once you return home. Do not wait to see “if” you will be fine. Treatment delay is never helpful for your well being and the case.
Do not give any type of written or recorded statement to the cruise line and or their insurance company. Oftentimes you may state something in the excitement of the moment which may not be entirely accurate. Just provide basic information briefly and show them the area where the accident occurred if applicable.
Make sure that you keep your boarding pass, ticket, trip insurance and or any other cruise line important paper work. Traditionally, the contract language on the back of the passenger’s ticket governs the location where the personal injury lawsuit must be filed, regardless of what state that you live in.
Please make sure that you do not post pictures after your cruise ship injury on Facebook or any other social networking site. Even if you have your privacy settings turned on, insurance defense lawyers will eventually get access and try to use it against you if it is at all possible!
Don’t let the cruise line company simply offer you a cruise credit for your injuries. Know your rights. Contact Evan and his legal team at The Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld, P.A. today for a no obligation case evaluation, toll free (866) I SUE YOU (478-3968), (844) 411 KING (411-5464), (954) 227-7529, (954) 998-0075 text or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Law Offices of Evan M. Ostfeld, P.A.
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