Cruise Ship Injury Statute of Limitations Still In Effect Despite COVID-19

Time to file a lawsuit:  One year from when it happened.  That is the deadline in most cruise line sexual assault and injury cases.  If you don’t file suit within that time and in the court required by the ticket, you will not have a claim. That is the long established maritime law. The coronavirus pandemic has not altered this filing period, meaning that if you were injured or sexually assaulted aboard a cruise ship within the past 12 months or less, the clock for you to file your claim is still ticking.

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way that society operates, and filing a lawsuit is no exception. While much of the work relating to filing your claim was previously done in person, now much is done over the internet.

Some virtual options include:

  • You can meet with our firm and your attorney over live-stream video. There is no need to come to our office or even leave your home.
  • We can file your case electronically.
  • We can conduct court-related processes such as depositions over live-stream video.
  • We can now conduct other previously in-person processes virtually.

Do not wait to file your case. If you suffered an injury due to the negligence of a cruise company, time is of the essence. The statute of limitations continues to be in effect and the courts continue to hear cases. File now and assure that you submit your claim before the statute of limitations time period expires.