Attorneys Fighting For Injured Cruise Passengers

If you've been injured, fallen ill, or been assaulted while a passenger on a cruise ship, you need skilled and experienced legal advice. The cruise lines' legal time bars, forum selection clauses and disclaimers are intended to make it difficult for you to recover on any personal injury or wrongful death claim. Contact a resourceful Northern or Southern California cruise passenger personal injury lawyer at Brodsky Micklow Bull & Weiss LLP for advice and representation on your vacation cruise accident claim.

How Cruise Ship Injuries And Illnesses Occur

It's unfortunate but true that people can get hurt or attacked, fall sick, or even die on vacation, and terrible things can happen to passengers while on an ocean cruise. Once in a while a person simply disappears. We can advise and represent you if you or a loved one has experienced any of the following on a passenger cruise:

  • Personal injury, such as slip and fall, swimming accident, collision at sea or in port, or defective equipment incident.
  • Illness, such as food poisoning or negligent exposure to communicable disease.
  • Inadequate or negligent shipboard medical care or medical malpractice.
  • Sexual assault by fellow passengers or crew members.
  • Injuries or accidents in ports of call or onshore excursions.
  • Wrongful death, accidental death, or missing person cases.

Typically, cruise lines specify a limited time and a particular place for you to file a civil lawsuit for personal injury, negligence, or wrongful death damages. No matter where you took your cruise, for example, both Princess Cruises and Crystal Cruises require you to file suit in California. Our skilled Oakland, Long Beach and San Diego maritime passenger attorneys know how to evaluate and assess your cruise contract in order to determine just where and when the cruise operator can be sued.

The Duty That Cruise Operators Owe To Passengers

Cruise operators owe their passengers a duty of "reasonable care under the circumstances" to avoid accidents, injuries, and criminal activities. To obtain a full recovery, you need maritime lawyers who are experienced with the claims and defenses that are commonly raised in cruise line litigation. Few personal injury and wrongful death litigators have any experience with the complex jurisdictional and choice of law questions that can arise in such cases under maritime law.

In some cases involving foreign cruise lines, we can use international law and treaties to obtain a more complete recovery than would be available under state personal injury law or United States maritime law.

The California cruise ship injury attorneys of Brodsky Micklow Bull & Weiss LLP have a well-deserved reputation for obtaining superior results for injured clients. If you have been injured on a cruise, we can help. We can also represent passenger vessel crew members such as officers, deckhands, engineers, stewards, restaurant and bar staff, and entertainers who are hurt or incapacitated while working aboard a cruise ship.

Contact Brodsky Micklow Bull & Weiss LLP, Today

Call or contact an experienced California maritime trial attorney at any of our offices if you need advice about your passenger personal injury or Jones Act claim by calling 510-268-6180 or toll free at 855-SEA-SOS1.