Why You Should Not Wait To File Your Cruise Injury Claim

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

Posted: August 29, 2020

Though the major cruise lines are not currently operating in North America, the statute of limitations for filing cruise injury claims continues to tick. Victims of most cruise injuries, including cruise ship rape and sexual assault, usually must file suit within one year from the date of the incident or risk having their claims barred from court. Despite the fact that the country continues to be in the midst of a serious pandemic, the statute of limitations still applies.  

In addition to filing your claim within the statute of limitations, you must also file in the correct jurisdiction. Many cruise lines, including giants Carnival and Royal Caribbean, require those injured aboard their ships to file in Miami. This means that it is wise to seek a reputable Miami Cruise Injury Attorney to file your suit for as soon as possible.

What Kinds of Injuries Can Result In a Claim?

Many wonder what kinds of injuries can result in lawsuits. At Hickey Law Firm, P.A., we have represented passengers who have suffered serious injuries from broken bones, to sexual assaults, to death. If you are unsure what kind of compensation you may receive for your claim, contact us immediately. 

Below is an excerpt from a complaint we recently filed on behalf of a client who 

"Because of CARNIVAL’s negligence [The Plaintiff] was severely injured on board the Carnival Horizon on July 9, 2019. The tile flooring immediately after the carpeted flooring in the interior side of the sliding doors was wet. At approximately 6:00pm [The Plaintiff] was walking from the exterior of Deck 10 to the interior corridor. [The Plaintiff] stepped off the carpeted area and slipped and fell on the wet tile flooring. [The Plaintiff] had no way of knowing that the floor was wet or how slippery the tile floor was. [The Plaintiff] fell backwards and realized when she landed that the floor was wet because her backside was wet.

As a result of the CARNIVAL’s negligence, [The Plaintiff] suffered a broken left wrist (Colle’s fracture). In the infirmary on board, CARNIVAL’s medical personnel sedated [The Plaintiff] and attempted to do a reduction. [The Plaintiff] was sedated a second time on July 13, 2019 to align the fractured bone, and her left wrist was placed in a splint. [The Plaintiff] suffered and will continue to suffer severe, debilitating, and permanent injuries."