Cruise ship vacations that leave from ports in New York and elsewhere bring thousands of people together and compel them to take part in a variety of activities over the course of the cruise. It is not unusual for people to be seriously injured in accidents or to become ill in these floating cities.
Cruise lines and their employees have a responsibility to take every reasonable precaution to ensure the safety of all passengers. When accidents happen because they have failed to do so, injured passengers have the right to seek fair compensation for their injuries that result from cruise line negligence. These are complex cases that require the attention of a skilled attorney who knows the law and has the ability to protect your interests.
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, we provide comprehensive legal services to clients who have suffered injuries aboard a cruise ship. People who read the fine print on the back of their tickets frequently decide that it will be too much trouble to pursue a claim against the cruise line. Our experience and understanding of the law allow us to present a compelling case designed to secure the compensation our clients deserve.
Discuss your case with one of our attorneys. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Cruise ship vacations are all-inclusive – you eat, sleep and play onboard, often for multiple days at sea before visiting a port and having the opportunity to get off of the ship. Therefore, cruise operations are complex and far-reaching, with crews providing everything from food and beverage services, to cabin services, entertainment and activities, retail shopping, laundry, ship operations and more.
There’s a lot going on aboard a cruise ship – and a lot that can go wrong. Accidents can happen during parties or activities, or during cruise-line-sponsored shore excursions. Accidents can result in individual injuries or problems that adversely affect everyone onboard. People can be hurt at the cruise ship terminal before the cruise even starts or as their vacation is ending.
An accident claim against a cruise line company may be based on accidents such as:
The laws pertaining to cruise ship accidents are complex, and vary according to factors such as location of the ship, the ship’s country of registration and what port the cruise originated from. In addition, cruise ship passengers make certain liability agreements as part of booking a cruise. If you have been badly injured in a cruise ship accident, you are likely to need an experienced cruise line negligence attorney to assist you with a claim for the compensation you are due.
The cruise ship accident lawyers of Cohen & Jaffe LLP have extensive experience with state and federal laws, and international treaties that affect claims of cruise line negligence leading to passenger injuries. We have assisted hundreds of cruise ship passengers in the New York area with claims against cruise lines big and small.
Call our Long Island law firm at 866-878-6774 or email us for an immediate response. Our cruise ship injury attorneys can provide a free legal consultation, including meeting you at your home or hospital room.