You’ve spent countless hours planning a memorable vacation full of exciting activities for family or friends when suddenly, you suffer severe injuries on the cruise ship. Depending on the cause and location of the accident, your injuries may change your life forever and result in debilitating financial expenses. The hospital fees, long-term care costs, and other various expenditures may place heavy burdens on you and your family.
While you may believe there are no options to receive compensation, you may have opportunities to recover your losses. Speak with an experienced lawyer about how their knowledge and connections may guide you through the legal process of a claim and help you understand your best course of action.
Who Is Responsible for My Cruise Ship Injury?
When pursuing a cruise ship accident claim, one of the first questions asked is, who can I hold responsible for my injuries? It’s important to note that when you purchase a cruise ticket, many companies will have you sign and confirm the terms and conditions, which include a liability waiver. While many believe this protects the company from all personal injury claims, the truth is that individuals who suffer injuries from the negligence of crew members, manufacturers, designers, or the company may hold them accountable for the physical and financial damages incurred.
For example, if a cruise ship fails to inform individuals of a dangerous or broken ledge, those involved in the accident may file a personal injury claim against those responsible for fixing or informing guests. Because every accident is unique, it’s essential to speak with a personal injury accident lawyer about your situation and how you may recover compensation for your damages.
What Factors Do You Need to Prove in a Cruise Ship Accident?
Proving liability for an injury on a cruise ship is challenging and requires thorough evidence and knowledge of potential legal complications. A lawyer will help guide you through the process and determine the following four key elements necessary in a cruise ship accident claim:
- Duty of care: The level of responsibility one party owes to another, depending on their titles and the situation.
- Breach of duty: The failure to provide the designated level of care owed, resulting in the accident and injury.
- Causation and damages: The product of an individual’s breach of duty of care, including severe injuries and losses. Some of these examples consist of medical bills, treatment costs, etc.
Within a cruise ship accident, many factors determine who is responsible and the amount of compensation an individual is entitled to recover. To recover the best possible compensation for your losses, contact a professional lawyer who understands the complexities and requirements of a cruise ship accident claim.
Contact the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe for Highly-Qualified New York Cruise Ship Accident Lawyers
With over 100 years of combined experience protecting New York residents from negligent parties, our team at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe understands the fears and challenges you face after a cruise ship accident. Many feel frustrated and unsure about pursuing a cruise ship injury claim. However, the injuries and losses caused by a cruise ship’s negligence can result in debilitating damages.
We devote our energy and resources to holding negligent parties accountable for their irresponsible behavior. You deserve to recover your losses and have a smooth recovery process. With our knowledge and experience, we will guide you through legal proceedings and act on your behalf. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to learn more about our firm and speak with one of our team members by calling (516) 358-6900 or completing our contact form today.
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