If you suffered injuries on a Royal Caribbean cruise, you could pursue financial compensation for your medical care, time missed from work, pain and suffering, and more. A Florida Royal Caribbean Cruises accident lawyer from our team is here to handle your claim and seek a payout based on your case’s facts.
A personal injury attorney from Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers will help you understand your rights and how to navigate this process. We represent clients hurt on cruise ships. Let us assess your case during a free initial consultation.
Damages Recoverable in a Cruise Ship Injury Case
When a passenger suffers injuries on an ocean liner, they often assume they cannot hold the company responsible because they signed a waiver or accepted the terms of the cruise ticket agreement. This is not always true. When a cruise line’s negligence causes injuries, victims can often hold it responsible and recover damages.
The damages available depend greatly on the circumstances. Recoverable damages come from the expenses and losses experienced because of an accident and injury. They could include:
- Current and future medical bills for injuries and related costs
- Lost income if your injuries caused you to miss work
- Diminished ability to work and earn caused by lasting injuries
- Miscellaneous expenses with receipts
- Pain and suffering
- Other non-economic damages, such as mental anguish
Unfortunately, some cruise ship injuries can be catastrophic. Life-altering injuries such as spinal cord trauma or traumatic brain injuries could leave victims needing ongoing care and support for the rest of their lives. If this sounds like your situation, we aim to seek compensation that accounts for your losses both now and in the future.
We Seek Financial Recovery for Grieving Families
Sometimes, victims pass away from their injuries. If this happened to your loved one, we extend our condolences. A wrongful death attorney from our law firm can help your family seek and recover compensation based on their injuries and passing. We stand ready to hear your story now during your free case review.
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How Our Florida Royal Caribbean Cruises Accident Lawyers Handle These Cases
Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers files personal injury claims and lawsuits against major cruise lines. Our personal injury lawyers can represent you and fight for the compensation you deserve. We hold the cruise company responsible for its carelessness and recklessness.
For example, imagine a passenger suffering an injury in a cruise ship fall. The deck was wet because of a spilled drink. The crew knew about the spill on the deck as they continued to walk around it. No one mopped the area. The passenger slipped and fell, breaking their leg. This incident occurred because of the crew’s negligence, and the cruise line is vicariously liable.
To navigate this case, we would need to:
- Review the cruise agreement the passenger accepted
- Determine their options based on it
- Investigate the accident and gather evidence of what happened
- Attempt to negotiate a settlement, enter arbitration, or sue, according to the contract
Our attorneys know how to handle these cases. We have fought for fair compensation for injured parties for more than two decades. What’s more, we’re backed by our verdicts and settlements, showing we have the knowledge, experience, and resources to handle these cases.
You Don’t Pay Anything to Retain Our Accident Lawyers’ Help
We are a contingency-fee firm. We do not ask for upfront fees from our clients. We only charge them after we close the case and recover compensation. If you do not get paid, neither do we.
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How Do Accident Cases Against Royal Caribbean Cruises Work?
Almost any type of premises liability accident and injury could support a case against a cruise line. Negligence, recklessness, or a careless attitude amongst the crew can cause many types of incidents and injuries on almost any area of the boat. We represent people after suffering:
- Slip and falls
- Trip and falls
- Stair falls
- Equipment accidents
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Drownings and other pool injuries
- Injuries from unsecured items
- Food court and retail store injuries
- Swimming pool accidents
- Food poisoning
Even if you don’t see your specific experience listed above, our cruise ship injury lawyers want to learn your story. We can use our decades of combined legal experience to advance your case and hold Royal Caribbean Cruise Line responsible.
We Navigate the Legalese and Claims Process Itself
While we can often hold the cruise line liable and recover compensation for our clients, the process varies somewhat based on the cruise line. This is because each carrier has rules outlined in its cruise contract—sometimes called the ticket agreement.
This contract explains the timeline and location of any lawsuits filed against the carrier. When you buy a ticket and go on a cruise, you agree to these terms and conditions.
Under the Royal Caribbean Cruise contract:
- All cases must be filed in Miami, Florida, specifically the Southern District of Florida, in Miami-Dade County.
- Written notice of the claim, with all details, must be delivered to the company within six months of the injury, illness, or death.
- You have up to one year to begin a lawsuit.
- The company must receive notice of the lawsuit (process served) within 120 days of the filing.
- Arbitration is required in some cases.
You may notice that the cruise contract says you have one year to sue. This directly opposes the two-year statute of limitations set for Florida personal injury cases.
You can count on our attorneys to sort out the timeline and other requirements set forth by the ticket agreement in your case, pursuing the compensation you need and deserve. However, we must know about your injuries in time to meet all applicable deadlines. For this reason, we encourage you to contact us about your injury case as soon as possible.
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At Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers, our team understands how frustrating it can be to suffer injuries and run into roadblock after roadblock when trying to get the at-fault party to take responsibility. We represent those injured on cruise ships off the coast of Florida, helping them recover the compensation they need and deserve. Get started today with a free initial case consultation and learn about securing legal representation.
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