A vacation on a cruise ship is supposed to be a wonderful experience, and most of the time, it is. Relaxing on deck, enjoying fine food, watching a live show or gambling; there’s a lot of fun to be had. But every once in a while, something goes terribly wrong, and the wonderful cruise turns into a painful ordeal.
If you’ve been injured in a cruise accident, you need an experienced cruise ship injury attorney to help you receive just compensation. Maus Law Firm has been helping accident victims since 1993, and we understand cruise ship law.
We know how to obtain the best possible outcome for our clients. To set up a free consultation, Call Us At 954-784-6310 or 855-999-LAWS Today!
Cruise Accident Statistics
It is important to realize that cruise ship companies will fight any potential litigation. They are not going to readily accept blame or make generous contributions to victims.
After all, these are profit-making businesses. That is why it is so important to have someone who knows the laws and has the experience and tenacity to get in there and fight.
Accidents are not uncommon for either crew members or passengers. Unfortunately, exact numbers are hard to come by, because many ships are registered overseas.
As a result, they only need to report actual incidents to the state in which they are registered. However, some statistics are known:
- There were approximately 80 onboard cruise ship fires between the years of 1990 and 2011.
- In 2012, there were 23 incidents of people going overboard on major cruise lines.
- In 2012, there were 34 incidents of illness outbreaks reported.
Besides these, there are many other types of cruise ship accidents that occur every year. Some of them are personal injuries that result from people slipping and falling; some of them are large-scale accidents, such as collisions or running aground. There also are numerous crimes committed each year, including everything from theft to assault to murder.
Cruise Ship Injury Attorney
Victims of cruise ship accidents might not even know where to begin to seek justice. Cruise ship law is complex, and the companies are large and powerful. Because of their needs to protect their own reputations, these companies are going to defend themselves vigorously.
Victims need a qualified attorney that is willing and able to stand up and get justice. If you’ve been the victim of a cruise ship accident, you deserve compensation for your pain and suffering.
Turn to Maus Law Firm. We will sort through the complexities of maritime law and get you the best possible outcome. To schedule a consultation, contact us At 954-784-6310 or 855-999-LAWS Today!