An Assertive Advocate Standing Up For You If Injured In A Cruise Ship Accident

Owners of cruise ships, as well as contractors and subcontractors employed to work on them, may be liable for personal injuries that occur while the vessel is at sea or while in port. Passengers must seek damages against a cruise line or a contractor. This calls for a reliable, knowledgeable and experienced attorney. The Law Offices of John W. Merting, P.A., of Gulf Breeze, Florida, represents tourists and maritime workers alike, and investigates cruise ship accidents along with the resulting injuries.

If you are injured on a cruise ship, it's essential that you not volunteer a written or recorded statement to cruise line management without consulting an attorney. Cruise lines are interested in reducing their liability by seizing on anything they can use to shift the blame for an accident on to you. Your cruise ship ticket will likely require written notice to the cruise company and the actual filing of a lawsuit in a court within 1 year of the injury. Get witnesses' names and contact information and take photos of the site of the accident. Almost all cruise ships have video cameras throughout the ship. Call our toll free number promptly before the cruise line can delete critical video evidence.

A seasoned and skilled maritime and personal injury attorney can represent you. We want to help. Call Mr. Merting for a free consultation at 866-416-4412.

Numerous Injuries Can Occur On Cruise Ships

An accident on a cruise ship is unexpected. Still, they happen. Mr. Merting and his team represents clients suffering from the following injuries due to negligence of a cruise ship operator or employee:

  • Head trauma/brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Crushed vertebrae and slipped or herniated discs
  • Amputations
  • Drowning/near drowning
  • Fires/burns
  • Food poisoning
  • Illnesses caused by norovirus and other pathogens
  • Slips and falls
  • Disfigurement/scarring

A relaxing cruise suddenly changes when an injury occurs onboard. Our lawyer will put his many years of experience to work for you.

Assisting Passengers Injured On Cruise Ships

An injury can happen to tourists taking a sea cruise. If this happens, the Law Offices of John W. Merting in Gulf Breeze, Florida, is ready to assist. We have more than 40 years of experience in personal injury and maritime law. For a free consultation, contact Mr. Merting at 866-416-4412.