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What You Need to Know About Cruise Ship Accidents

When enjoying a relaxing holiday on a cruise ship, the last thing on your mind is what happens if things go wrong and you get injured. Unfortunately, a quick glance at the headlines over the past two years shows that cruise ship accidents are becoming more and more common. Although your injuries technically fall under the auspices of personal injury law – similar to the law that governs car accidents – because of the unique nature of the cruise industry, cruise ship accident claims are particularly complex.

For instance, with a cruise ship accident you will be bringing a claim against the cruise ship company, which could be registered in a foreign country. The determination of which country’s laws apply to your claim depends on where the cruise ship is registered. For example, if the ship carries a Bahamas registration, then the law of the Bahamas will govern your claim. On top of this, your injury will have likely happened while out at sea, meaning maritime law could be applicable.

Cruise companies are also well prepared to limit your right to bring a claim against them. Chances are you have a cruise ticket that contains many pages of fine print that you never even glanced at. Within this small print there is likely to be information on your rights if you get injured while on their cruise ship that you agreed to by purchasing the ticket. For example, typically there will be a provision limiting the time you have to file a claim to one year.

There is also the complexity of determining who is liable for your injuries. For example, a cruise often involves the services of numerous companies (the owner, the operating company, the travel agency that sold you the ticket, etc.). Due to the complexities of corporate structuring, understanding who is responsible can quickly become frustrating.

In short, this complex legal system favors the cruise ship companies. To ensure you are able to navigate through these many legal hoops, it is essential you call on the services of an experience cruise ship accident attorney. Since 1977, Marion County personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has been helping cruise ship accident victims in The Villages receive justice and fair compensation. To ensure you get the compensation you deserve for your cruise ship accident injuries, contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A., at 352-419-0825 for a free initial consultation.

Florida Personal Injury Office Locations

Main Office

Orlando Personal Injury Office:
3117 Edgewater Dr.
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: 407-425-2000
Toll Free: 877-FL-INJURY
                 (877-354-6587)
Fax: 407-843-8274

Seminole County

Lake Mary Office:
1001 Heathrow Park Lane
Suite 4001
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Phone: 407-487-4408

Osceola County

Kissimmee Office:
17 S. Orlando Ave.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: 407-966-4408

Volusia County

Daytona Beach Office:
1301 Beville Rd., Suite 8
Daytona Beach, FL 32119
Phone: 386-243-4994

DeBary Office:
465 Summerhaven Drive, Suite C
DeBary, FL 32713
Phone: 386-320-3911

Deland Office:
Downtown Executive Center
120 South Woodland Blvd.
Deland, FL 32720
Phone: 386-206-1264

Citrus County

Inverness Office:
110 North Apopka Ave.
Inverness, FL 34453
Phone: 352-205-4341

Polk County

Lakeland Office:
1102 S. Florida Ave., Suite 104
Lakeland, FL 33803
Phone: 863-968-7551

Winter Haven Office:
325 Avenue A, N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Phone: 863-968-7173

Hillsborough County

Tampa Office:
100 S. Edison St. Suite D
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-355-9772

Marion-Sumter Counties

The Villages Office:
3420 U.S. Hwy. 27/441
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Phone: 352-419-0825

Lake County

Mt. Dora Office:
602 East 5th Ave.
Mt. Dora, FL 32757
Phone: 352-436-4696

Clermont Office:
900 W. Highway 50
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-503-4674

Brevard County

Titusville Office:
506 S. Palm Ave.
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: 321-222-7300

Cocoa Office:
96 Willard Street
Suite 206,
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-757-1373