Vacations are for relaxing and having fun, but unfortunately, accidents happen. If you suffered serious injuries while on a cruise, you are not alone. Our Tampa personal injury lawyers at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers have fought for the rights of victims injured on cruise ships and in other locations since 1995.
We offer individual care for each client and are responsible for successfully recovering millions in compensation settlements and verdicts for those who have come to us for help. A Tampa cruise ship accident lawyer from our team can help you start your claim for fair financial compensation today.
Our Attorneys Can Help You Pursue Fair Compensation for Your Cruise Ship Injuries
Cruise lines, operators, and ship employees must maintain reasonable care of a cruise ship, particularly in common areas, and keep the ship in good working order. If you are injured, you may be able to pursue monetary compensation for the following and more:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
Where to Turn for Compensation
Our Tampa cruise ship accident attorneys will help you determine which party or parties may be liable for your injuries. It’s not uncommon to find that multiple parties bear responsibility. They may include:
- The cruise line or cruise ship company
- The cruise ship operator
- The cruise ship charterer
- The cruise ship owner
- The cruise ship ticket seller
- The manufacturer of malfunctioning equipment
- The excursion provider
- Land-based entities if you are injured in port
Risk Factors When on a Cruise
Cruise ships are tiny floating cities full of food, shopping, and activities. It’s hard to imagine anything but a good time happening on board, but passengers do occasionally sustain injuries. Types of cruise ship accidents and injuries may include but are not limited to:
- Infections due to germs such as norovirus, COVID-19, and Legionnaires’ disease
- Slip or trip and falls on loose carpeting or tiles, wet floors, poolside, or because of debris on the floor anywhere on the ship, including shopping areas and food courts
- Food poisoning
- Malfunctioning equipment such as escalators, elevators, and exercise machines
- Unsafe construction or monitoring of recreational activities, including trampolines, zip lines, water slides, and swimming pools
- Unsecured ladders or railings
- Loose objects falling from upper decks or compartments
- Unmarked steps
- Raised doorway thresholds
- Negligent or inadequate medical care
- Unsafe excursions
Potential cruise ship injuries and illnesses may include but are not limited to:
- Broken bones
- Ruptured spinal disks
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Organ damage
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Our Tampa Attorneys Can Untangle the Jurisdictional Quandary of a Cruise Ship Accident
If you suffered an injury while on a cruise, our Tampa cruise ship accident lawyers can help protect your rights and assist you in the pursuit of an appropriate compensation settlement or verdict. Your legal options may change based on where you were when your injury occurred: on the cruise ship, on an excursion, on the tender boat, or in port.
You are not required to work with an attorney when pursuing compensation for a personal injury, but it may be beneficial to do so. Your options and where you may go to pursue justice depend on factors that an attorney experienced in cruise ship injury cases will be familiar with.
Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit for Cruise Ship Injuries
You may be allowed to pursue compensation through the courts. Our Tampa cruise injury attorneys can guide you through what is often a complicated legal process.
Your legal options depend partially on your ticket. When booking a cruise, you agree to abide by several regulations found on the back of your ticket or in the e-mail confirming your cruise ticket purchase. This legal “contract” will inform us when, where, and how you may pursue compensation in the event of an injury and what laws or restrictions apply.
Your ticket’s ”fine print” should also indicate the deadline for alerting the cruise line about your injury and how long you have to file a lawsuit to recover fair compensation for your losses. Be aware that the time limits are often much shorter than typical statutes of limitations for personal injury cases.
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Why Choose the Tampa Cruise Ship Accident Attorneys at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers?
Attorneys Jason and Debi Chalik have extensive experience in personal injury law. Our clients enjoy the advantages of working directly with our partners. We pride ourselves on providing personal attention and honest communication to each client.
We are not afraid to take on major cruise lines like Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Carnival Cruise Line, and others. We will fight for your rights and not settle for less than the compensation you deserve.
After your free consultation with a member of our team, Jason and Debi can advise you on the best course of action based on the unique details of your case. You are invited to our office, or they will come to you—whatever is more convenient for you.
We Work on a Contingency Fee Basis
To save you financial stress if you decide to move forward with our team, our firm works on a contingency-fee basis. This means you do not have to pay us any upfront or hourly fees. In fact, you won’t pay us at all unless we win your case.
At the end of your legal matter, we will take a portion of your settlement or verdict to cover our attorney’s fees. Our attorney-client agreement will clearly state the percentage we will take from the start, so you will know exactly what to expect. If we don’t win financial compensation for you, you will pay us nothing.
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Jason and Debi Chalik are ready to serve you and your family with the honesty and hard work your case deserves. Contact us today for a free case consultation to get the answers you need. Let a Tampa cruise ship accident lawyer fight your legal battles while you heal from your injuries and move forward with your life.
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