New Orleans Cruise Ship Injury Attorneys
Helping Injured Passengers and Personnel Recover
Taking a cruise is meant to be relaxing, and it can be the adventure of a lifetime. However, if you’re the victim of an injury aboard a cruise ship, you need our representation. Although cruise ships have a duty of care to their passengers and crew, their first priority is protecting their bottom line. As such, cruise lines may not want to pay for the damages their cruise ships inspire. Further, maritime law can play into cruise ship injury claims, which makes them more difficult to litigate than other personal injury cases.
At The Voorhies Law Firm, our team of legal professionals is ready to go to bat for you. As ship accident attorneys, we are familiar with the statutes and maritime regulations involved in your case. We will adhere to all applicable rules and timelines to help ensure you have a winning claim.
Maximizing Your Compensation
There are many variables to consider when you’re injured, and many of these factors can create financial difficulties. If you are facing medical bills or missed days at work, we will help you recover the appropriate compensation and be by your side every step of the way. If your injuries were caused by the negligence of cruise ship employees or the cruise line itself, you should not have to suffer the consequences on your own.
Dangers Aboard and Onshore
When you think of taking a cruise, you may not be aware of the dangers that exist. Ships provide plenty of opportunities to trip, fall, or hit your head, especially during foul weather. Like any other public space, cruise ships can also be the site of violent incidents. Additionally, you may become ill from food poisoning or a highly contagious virus. Many cruise ships also offer stops and activities onshore, which means you could be involved in an accident while you’re on a company excursion.
No matter what kind of injury you sustain, don’t allow the cruise line and its and insurance company to force you into an inadequate settlement. You need a lawyer to fight for your rights and full compensation to cover your pain and suffering, missed time at work, and other losses.
Contact our attorneys today for help with your cruise ship accident.
Understanding the Law
Because many bodies of water traverse state lines, cruise ship accidents typically involve federal laws, as well as statutes from multiple states and even local ordinances.
Our team at The Voorhies Law Firm can help you examine your options and assert your rights if you have sustained an injury while on a cruise ship. We understand that a cruise ship injury or accident can get complex when you factor in federal, local, and Louisiana law. With that said, having a strong legal advocate by your side can make a big difference in the quality of your future when dealing with a cruise ship accident. Cruise ship injury lawsuits can be subject to a short statute of limitations, so you should get in touch with our lawyers as quickly as possible.
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Cruise ships are considered "common carriers,” and are therefore held to higher standards and regulations when keeping their passengers safe. If a cruise ship carrier is negligent in providing a safe environment, they can be held liable for any resulting damages.
The Voorhies Law Firm lawyers are prepared to handle cases involving cruise ship injuries such as:
- Sexual assault by crew members
- Slip and fall accidents caused by dangerous surfaces
- Dock accidents when boarding or disembarking the cruise ship
- Injuries and accidents caused by an intoxicated crewmember or passenger
- Robbery or assault
- Trip and fall accidents caused by obstacles or uneven decks
- Accidents that occur during onshore excursions sponsored by the cruise line
- Food poisoning
- Accidents occurring on or near pools or water slides
- Norovirus infections and other ailments caused by unsanitary conditions
- Burn injuries, smoke inhalation injuries, and other injuries caused by cruise ship fires
Our Team Is Here to Protect Your Rights
If you were hurt on a cruise, you could be entitled to serious compensation for your injuries.
A successful lawsuit can account for damages, including:
- missed wages,
- loss of earning capacity,
- medical expenses,
- pain and suffering,
- and other damages caused by the cruise ship injury.
Our legal team at The Voorhies Law Firm is prepared to fight aggressively to help you receive full and fair compensation.
Our New Orleans cruise ship injury lawyers are experienced and well-equipped with the resources they need to handle your claim. We have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our injured clients, and we are ready to put this proven record to work for you.
“I was very satisfied with how my case was handled.”- R. B. Stravinsky
“I would highly recommend The Voorhies Law Firm.”- J. Fitzgerald
“The staff kept me up to date with every situation and always called to let me know how the process was going.”- S. Roland