Justice for Passengers Injured in Cruise Ship Accidents
Our accident lawyers understand the complexities of a commercial boat or cruise ship injury claim
Recreational boating is a popular lifestyle activity in Florida. And the U.S. cruise ship industry is big business, generating nearly $38 billion in revenue annually, while enticing more than 20 million people to jump on board each year. Unfortunately, with these vast numbers, accidents and injuries are inevitable. Florida leads the country in boating accidents, and cruise ship injuries, accidents and illnesses occur with alarming frequency. Victims of cruise ship accidents must carefully select an attorney with the knowledge and resources necessary to litigate these complex claims. Familiarity with maritime and admiralty law is essential, as well as an understanding of how federal and Florida state law applies to these time-sensitive cases. Accident attorneys from Osborne & Francis Law Firm, PLLC possess the experience and skill to aggressively pursue a boating or cruise ship injury claim.
Who is responsible for boating and cruise ship accident injuries?
Cruise ships and boat operators owe passengers a special duty of care as common carriers. They must exercise more than reasonable care to ensure your safety. If you are harmed while on their vessels, or participating in activities they have approved or sponsored, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. Responsible parties include some of the following entities:
Common boating and cruise ship accidents and causes
Cruise ships harbor a dizzying array of potential hazards. Common risks include:
Though not quite as far reaching in their potential for injury, boating accidents are extremely common. The U.S. Coast Guard reported 610 deaths and 2,678 injuries resulting from 4,064 accidents in 2014. Some common accidents and causes included the following:
Trust our skilled injury lawyers to aggressively pursue your boating or cruise ship accident claim
At Osborne & Francis Law Firm, PLLC, injury lawyers carefully review every aspect of your cruise ship injury case to ensure all potential negligent parties are identified and every legal avenue is explored. We offer staunch representation to passengers and crew members who have suffered injury from a commercial boat or cruise ship incident. Please call (561) 293-2600 or 866-791-1488, or contact us online to learn more.