Taking a vacation from everyday life can be a very rewarding experience. It can relieve stress or give us the chance to meet new people and maybe even swim with dolphins and stingrays. In fact, many vacationers (especially in Florida) choose to spend their time on a cruise ship. Cruise ships are built to carry more than 5,000 people, and the safety of the passengers and crew members should be a priority. Unfortunately, there are vacationers every year who get injured on cruise ships. When people plan a vacation, the last thing they think about is getting injured or becoming a victim. However, cruise ship incidents happen enough that cruise ship passengers should be aware of their rights. Getting injured while on vacation can ruin the entire vacation experience, but don’t let it ruin your life. Please seek immediate counsel if you or a loved one has been injured during a cruise ship vacation. Some of the most dangerous conditions that can result in a cruise ship injury actually occur on ship-sponsored excursions in foreign countries.

Important Information to take down in the case of an Cruise Ship Injury:

  • The name of the cruise ship on board which you were injured
  • The date of injury and the details of how you were injured
  • Your cruise ship ticket
  • Information on any witnesses to your accident
  • Any medical records and bills resulting from the injury
  • In your own words you should write down what was the negligence of the cruise ship that caused your accident

Due to the rise in popularity of cruise ship travel, the amount of cruise ship injuries are also on the rise. Make sure that you get a cruise ship attorney that has experience in the field. A settlement may be available and should be handled by a competent attorney who is an expert in the field. A cruise ship attorney can guide you through the proper steps in your case to ensure you get what you deserve. In many cases, you only have one year to file a lawsuit. Insurance companies thrive on the fact that most people lack the resources and knowledge of the law and insurance coverage regulations needed to fight them for a fair financial settlement.

Florida is a hotspot for cruises, since there are many ports to sail from: Port Canaveral, Port Everglades, Port of Miami, Port of Palm Beach, and the Port of Tampa. It is our hope that everyone enjoys their cruise vacation, but, unfortunately, there are a few unlucky passengers every year that experience an injury. If you or a loved one has been injured while on a cruise ship, whether you are a passenger or a crew member, and you are seeking legal counsel, please contact The Curry Law Group for your needs. We service the entire Tampa Bay Area and would like the chance to represent you.

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