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Cruise Ship Accidents
Florida Personal Injury Lawyer – Cruise Ship Accidents
Every year, thousands of passengers board and de-board cruise ships from the ports of Florida. Cruise ships provide travelers with a unique experience that is part luxury vacation, part time at sea, part stops at alluring destinations, and part fine dining and entertainment on board the ship. Inasmuch as such a cruise offers the best of all of these various worlds, it also offers the opportunity for the serious injuries that can be a part of these worlds, as well.
When you have been injured as a result of a cruise ship accident, you have certain rights that you will want upheld as you are trying to obtain any compensation to which you are due as a result of your injuries. However, because cruise ship accidents can involve various elements of the law, including laws governing maritime accidents, laws that apply to land-based accidents, and laws that generally pertain to personal injuries regardless of where they might occur, it is important to have experienced and knowledgeable legal representation that you can trust. Florida personal injury attorney Mark J. Leeds has years of experience in the aggressive handling of cruise ship accident cases. Mark can review your case to determine what, if any, compensation you may be entitled to receive and then aggressively assist you in your efforts at obtaining that compensation.
Cruise Ship Accidents – A Varied Mixture of Land and Sea Incidents
Because passengers aboard a cruise ship are exposed to a variety of venues, the accidents that can occur and the injuries that can be sustained are many and can often be similar to those accidents that could occur on any vacation. Such accidents and injuries can include the following:
- Premises liability or “slip and fall” accidents
- Accidents caused by individuals impaired by alcohol or drugs
- Water accidents, such as drowning in pools or other recreational areas
- Injuries resulting from criminal activity, i.e. assault, rape, theft, etc.
- Accidents involving the actual ship with other vessels, objects, or land masses
- Accidents on cruise-line sponsored excursions
- Food poisoning
- Norovirus and other illnesses
- A passenger falling overboard
- … and more
Florida Cruise Ship Accidents – Time is of the Essence
Many cruise lines place limits with regard to the time in which you may file a claim against them when it comes to a personal injury. These time limits are a condition of your purchasing your tickets, the cruise, or the vacation package and are often included in the fine print of your agreement, on your tickets, or on the cruise line’s website. Consequently, it is extremely important that cruise ship accident lawyer Mark J. Leeds evaluate your case as soon after the incident as possible in order to determine whether or not you may be eligible for certain forms of remuneration. Giving prompt attention to your possible personal injury claim prevents you and your accident attorney from having to scramble for information at the last minute or being forced to give your case anything less than the full amount of time and attention it may deserve.
Applying the Appropriate Laws to Your Case
Because Florida accident lawyer Mark J. Leeds is experienced in maritime and admiralty, as well as the various facets of Florida personal injury law, he will be able to apply the appropriate laws and regulations to help in the building of your cruise ship accident case. When you need an ethical, aggressive, and compassionate accident lawyer, you can trust that Mark’s experience and personal attention to detail will be able to guide you.
Contact a Florida Cruise Ship Accident Attorney Today
Cruise ship accident attorney Mark J. Leeds is a Board Certified civil trial lawyer with more than 30 years of experience handling Florida personal injury lawsuits arising from cruise ship accidents. He has been recognized by his peers for his work in trial law and has received the highest ranking possible for his commitment to professional ethics. To receive a free legal consultation regarding your accident and to speak about the injuries you suffered in your Florida cruise ship accident, contact Mark at 888.446.1999 or fill out the convenient online case evaluation form.