Cruise Ship Injury: Finding simple solutions to complicated problems.
Cruises are a perfect family vacation. Everything is already planned, you’ll visit exotic places and everything will work out perfectly. But, what happens if you or a loved one suffers an injury while on their cruise trip? Being injured in international waters brings up a wide variety of questions, for example: What laws apply to this event? Or, does this case have a statute of limitations? What do I need to do to demand compensation for this injury?
The first thing you have to do is contact an attorney that has experience with litigation and settling in Cruise Ship Injuries, like the attorneys at Charlip Law Group, LC. If you believe the injury was caused by the Cruise Line’s negligence, these travel law attorneys know how to get you the compensation you deserve. First of all, it is important to look at the circumstances under which the injury occurred and determine whether the cruise line failed to meet basic safety standards.
If you or a family member are injured on vacation, it is important to gather evidence that will help determine liability. For instance, if you slip on the ship’s deck and break your leg, you need to gather evidence in order to prove that there were no warning signs surrounding the area and that what you slipped or tripped on was known or should have been discovered by the ship’s crew. Evidence can be gathered by taking pictures, videos of the surroundings or by obtaining short written statements from witnesses.
The attorneys at Charlip Law Group, LC, are highly skilled and experienced in Travel Law, cruise ship injury and personal injury claims.
In most cases, the Cruise Line includes various types of liability disclaimers in their contracts of carriage and ticket terms. Because such terms may impact your rights to recover compensation for your injuries. It is highly important to contact the specialized attorneys at Charlip Law Group, LC, and determine what must be done to present your compensation claim. Because claims must be filed within a certain time frame called a “Statute of Limitations” and because the cruise line can shorten that time frame by including a shorter time in their contract or ticket documents, it is very important that you act quickly to safeguard your rights.
Should you experience injury or damage on your vacation, please remember to act quickly to document your claim, collect evidence and contact an experienced, board-certified civil trial lawyer with over thirty –five years of experience by calling Charlip Law Group, LC, at 305-690-0662.