Maritime law is clear that cruise lines have a non-delegable legal responsibility to provide reasonably safe conditions for their passengers on board their ships, in cruise terminals, private ports, and shore excursions.
Individuals injured on a cruise ship, port, or tender boat must seek immediate care, report the incident to the authorities, and consult an experienced maritime personal injury lawyer admitted to practice in federal court. Often injured passengers return home, and several months pass before they consult with an attorney unfamiliar with cruise ship lawsuits, jeopardizing their rights and the number of damages they deserve. Aronfeld Trial Lawyers intervenes to help victims or their loved ones get the most out of their case by submitting a claim within 180 days of the incident and most importantly filing the lawsuit in federal court within the one year statute of limitations to protect the injured’s legal rights.
The firm has nearly 50 years of combined legal experience thanks to a team of attorneys, advocates, and legal professionals passionate about fighting for clients’ rights. Led by Spencer Aronfeld, Esquire a nationally Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, the firm takes cases where they can correct an injustice, an approach that has earned them a Martindale-Hubbell(R) AV Rating, one of the highest and most prestigious accolades. While their legal expertise is extensive, balance is vital in daily activities, which is why they serve clients with compassion, respect, and personal attention. Their practice areas include medical/dental malpractices, automobile accidents, premises liability, workplace injuries, product liability, maritime law, civil rights claims, defective drugs and medical devices, and many more.
Attorney Spencer Aronfeld files lawsuits against Celebrity, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, MSC, Norwegian, Virgin, Disney, Holland America, Princess and many other cruise lines worldwide. Cruises are a part of a multi-billion dollar industry and which is why Aronfeld Trial Lawyers employ the most aggressive maritime lawyers, that work hard to recover the full value of the injured passenger’s claim which includes: lost wages, medical expenses, loss of enjoyment of the cruise, and pain and suffering for the changes in the injured passenger’s quality of life.
The firm has extensive experience in litigating tender boat accidents. Tender boats transport passengers from cruise ships to ports and accidents onboard or getting on and off tender boats frequently result in broken legs, backs, arms, necks and even brain injuries.
When a passenger dies on a cruise due to the negligence or carelessness of the cruise line, or its medical team, the Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA) applies. This statute was originally drafted to protect the family of crew members who died while working on commercial vessels. Today, the cruise lines use it to protect their profits at the expense of families who have lost a loved one. Aronfeld is familiar with the damages and losses available under DOHSA to compute the decedent’s future earnings, projected retirement pensions/Social Security Benefits, loss of household services, funeral expenses, and loss of instruction/nurture/guidance to maximize the surviving family’s recovery.
Taking a cruise is one of the most enjoyable vacation options, even though it presents many dangerous conditions that result in catastrophic injuries. Among the most common accident sites on cruise ships are stairs and steps because most cruise ship designs are not subject to complying with building codes/standards of treads and risers. Further dangers exist when a ship’s stairways are improperly designed, lit, repaired, or maintained, putting passengers at risk of traumatic brain damage, broken limbs, spinal fractures, and other injuries.
Click here to take a look at Aronfeld Trial Lawyers or call (305) 441-0440 to discover their legal consultations after experiencing a personal injury on a cruise ship. Additionally, passengers harmed by medical negligence while onboard a cruise ship can sue for incorrect medical diagnoses, denied medical treatment, and failure to provide proper/timely medical care. The law firm is located at 1 Alhambra Plaza, Penthouse, Miami, Florida, 33134, USA.
Aronfeld Trial Lawyers
Spencer Aronfeld, Esq.
1 Alhambra Plaza Penthouse