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
The Law Office of Andrew Winston Fights for Victims of Accidents on All Cruise Lines
When you’ve been injured on a cruise, you need to find a lawyer who is both qualified to practice maritime law and unafraid to take on large cruise lines. All too often, cruise ship accident attorneys will take a low settlement to avoid going to court against an organization that has the money to hire their own top quality lawyers. In some cases, these settlements aren’t nearly enough to cover the medical costs, lost wages, and other associated expenses of the injured client.
The Winston Law Firm are seasoned trial lawyers who have been practicing personal injury and maritime law for over 70 years, collectively. Their extensive experience with cruise ship injury cases allows them to look at their clients’ accidents from all angles and put together the strongest possible case in order to win them the compensation they need. Sometimes, they are able to get full compensation through a settlement, but if a cruise line tries to lowball an accident victim, they will not hesitate to go to trial.
Injuries Can Occur on Any Cruise Line
No cruise line can claim they are completely accident free. There are all kinds of mishaps that can occur due to the carelessness of crew members or other passengers, including widespread illness, slip and fall accidents, shore excursion injuries, medical negligence, and even wrongful death. Accidents have occurred on all the cruise lines listed below.
Stand Up to Negligent Cruise Lines
Cruise lines like to portray themselves as being all about customer service. Whenever you watch an ad for a cruise, you’ll almost always see footage of passengers being pampered by crew members and hear a tagline about how passengers will experience the “finest” treatment. But, at the end of the day, cruise lines are businesses, and when someone is injured on one of their ships, their priority is to conduct damage control and protect their bottom line rather than paying compensation to victims.
The cruise industry has gotten pretty good at doing damage control when it comes to sickness, injuries, and death. Major events like the 2012 sinking of the Costa Concordia and the 2013 engine failure that resulted in the stranding of the Carnival Triumph may have tarnished the industry’s reputation, but when it comes to handling lawsuits, cruise lines are often skilled at fighting back.
While there are many different cruise brands, the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) consists of 63 member cruise lines and represents 95 percent of cruise capacity worldwide. This means that when there is any kind of major cruise ship accident, an experienced attorney who has won cases for them before will be called in. Some accident victims may end up feeling like it’s not even worth it to file a lawsuit because they think they cannot win against this huge industry.
But, don’t believe the hype. By working with a skilled cruise ship accident lawyer in Florida, you can call attention to negligent cruise lines and get the compensation you need to recover and move on.