There’s a certain thrill in being amongst the first few to enjoy a new experience, so it’s no surprise that many vacationers jump at the opportunity to be on a new cruise
About Our Cruise Ship Accident Firm
What should you look for in a cruise ship accident law firm? We believe that any good personal injury firm will offer you both the compassion and professionalism you need during this difficult time in your life. The members of your legal team should also communicate well with each other and with you, so that you understand what’s happening with your case every step of the way.
You should be able to easily contact the firm when you need legal counsel or have questions about specific aspects of your case, and they should be able to provide you with clear answers and sound advice. And, of course, the lawyers at the firm need to be well-versed in the intricacies of maritime law and cruise ship accident cases so that they can provide you with the best possible chance of winning your case and getting the compensation that you deserve.
The Winston Law Firm prides itself on striving to meet or exceed all those qualifications. Our talented team members are passionate about serving clients who have suffered cruise ship injuries and all our partners – as well as Of Counsel Mark J. Leeds – are qualified to practice maritime law in Florida. In fact, we collectively have more than 70 years experience handling cruise ship injury cases just like yours.
We, also, handle many other types of cases, and you can obtain more information about our practice at the Winston Law Firm.
Andrew Y. Winston
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314
Not Just Any Attorney Can Practice Maritime Law
Maritime law, also known as admiralty law, is completely distinct from the “regular” U.S. legal system. It incorporates international law and governs criminal offenses, commercial activities, and injuries that occur at sea. Cruise ship injuries fall under this branch of the law, and cruise ship accident cases can be particularly complex.
You can’t just walk into any personal injury law firm in Florida and expect their attorneys to be qualified to handle cruise ship accident cases. At Lawlor Winston, all four of our partners and Of Counsel, Mark J. Leeds have been handling cruise ship injury cases for decades.
We have learned the ins and outs of this complex area of the law by going up against large cruise lines, and we are able to look at your case from many different angles to come up with the strongest possible arguments in your favor. Our lawyers have also helped both passengers and cruise ship crew members fight for the monetary compensation they need after an accident, so we understand how to litigate both kinds of cases.
Serving Clients throughout South Florida
The Winston Law Firm is more than just a firm; we are an active part of our community and truly care about the people who live and work around us. We are dedicated to serving South Florida residents and visitors to South Florida who were injured aboard a cruise. We believe that whenever someone is injured as a result of the negligence of a cruise line, that cruise line needs to be held accountable and compelled to provide the compensation the injured party needs to move on with their life.
Many cruise lines, despite the fact they sail from ports around the United States and the world, have contractual “venue” provisions in their tickets that require you file suit, if at all, in Federal Court located in Miami-Dade, Florida. That is why you need a South Florida cruise accident firm like Lawlor Winston.
Our office is located in Davie, Florida, but we are proud to serve the entire state of Florida, including:
- Broward County
- Cooper City
- Coral Springs
- Dade County
- Fort Lauderdale
- Lauderdale Lakes
- Oakland Park
- Palm Beach County
- Pembroke Pines
- Pompano Beach
We Work on a Contingency Basis – Here’s Why
If you or someone you love has recently suffered a cruise ship accident, you have enough to worry about. You may still be recuperating in the hospital, struggling with large medical bills, and wondering how you are going to move on from all this. You shouldn’t have to worry about attorney fees and the cost of representation on top of everything else.
That’s why at the Winston Law Firm, we are committed to working on a contingency basis. That means that we do not ask our clients to pay anything unless and until we recover them the compensation that they deserve. This allows us to provide a high-level of representation to folks who would not otherwise be able to afford expensive legal fees. This levels the playing field with the cruise lines, who have nearly unlimited resources. With our contingency policy, you stand much to gain by working with the Law Office of Andrew Winston.
Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today by calling us at 954-606-6606, or toll-free at 866-306-9606, or fill out our quick and easy online case review form and one of our attorneys will get back to you promptly.