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Aronfeld Trial Lawyers Sues Major Cruise Lines Negligent in Providing Adequate Safety for Passengers
Passengers who board a ship for a tour entrust their safety into the cruise company’s hands even though they must exercise caution and common sense. While most cruise ships ensure passengers have an enjoyable and safe trip, accidents due to bad luck, sheer negligence, or human error occur, causing short and long-term injuries. The law places the responsibility for passenger injury aboard a ship solely on the cruise line, necessitating immediate medical attention and official police/law enforcement reports.
Aronfeld Trial Lawyers advises victims to contact cruise ship accident attorneys with decades of experience handling cases as they seek medical care. They understand cruise ship injury complexities and the pain, confusion, and frustration victims feel as they pursue their economic and non-economic damages.
Filing a legal claim is perhaps the only way a victim of an accident aboard a cruise ship or other vessels can get redress since most companies try to absolve themselves of any responsibility when injuries occur. Before boarding, passengers usually sign a contract or a liability waiver on the back of tickets or other documents, leaving them with little wiggle room to pursue legal action in the event of an injury/death. However, the contract doesn’t cover the cruise line company if it can be proven that they or their employees acted negligently. Common causes of cruise ship injuries include malfunctioned elevators, poorly maintained banisters/staircases/hallways, wet floors, improper signage, loose handrails, uneven floors, negligent staff, gas/water leaks, and more.
Cruise ships offer exciting activities like zip lines and water slides to entertain passengers throughout their tour. They carry the risk of serious physical injuries when things go wrong, which is why most cruise lines have an assumption of risk form passengers must sign before starting their journey. Whether it’s a minor scrape or a catastrophic accident, Aronfeld Trial Lawyers emphasizes the importance of reporting the incident to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the body governing many aspects of sailing, from emergency protocols to local laws. The law firm also advises passengers to watch what they say or write since making seemingly harmless comments immediately after an injury can have consequences during litigation/settlement/trial.
A cruise ship attorney understands maritime law and its application to a situation to contend with jurisdiction issues, lawyers, insurance companies, or negligent third parties. They gather information about injuries/treatment-related costs, discover policy covers, and communicate with employers to calculate a case’s worth and determine the damages a client deserves. When preparing a strategy for trial, the attorney accesses key witnesses/evidence, observes the statutes of limitations, and looks into loopholes cruise ships may use to retain their chance to take legal action. The law firm also handles other personal injury cases like auto accidents, premises liability, and wrongful death.
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Aronfeld Trial Lawyers
Spencer Aronfeld, Esq.
1 Alhambra Plaza Penthouse