Why Miami Could be Key to Your Cruise Injury Case

Cruise Ship, Maritime and Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Miami, Florida & Nationwide

Posted: December 4, 2019

At Hickey Law Firm, P.A. we represent cruse injury victims from all over the globe. Cruise ships may depart from one country, call on various others, and finally dock a completely different destination. But despite the international nature of cruising, the city of Miami, Florida is key for many who wish to file suit against the cruise lines. 

Many major cruise companies, including Carnival and Royal Caribbean, require their passengers to file suit in Miami and preclude filings in other jurisdictions. The cruise companies stipulate as much in the cruise contract or cruise ticket, and travelers agree to it when boarding the ship.

Cruise companies know they will be sued, and they prefer to concentrate all of the suits into one geographical area rather than having to travel around the world fighting lawsuits. They know that they have a better chance of winning if they can keep the “home-field advantage.” But there is a way to beat them at their own game: by hiring experienced Miami attorney Jack Hickey to help you file suit.

Hickey knows how the cruise lines operate because he spent the early part of his career working for them. He learned their inner workings and then decided he wanted to represent the victims that the cruise companies fight so hard not to compensate. Hickey is double board-certified and a former president of the Dade Bar Association, truly the best of the best.

If you, or your loved one, have been injured in a cruise ship related incident, contact Hickey Law Firm, P.A. today for a free case evaluation.