What could be lovelier than a cruise vacation? Many people opt to take this stress-free vacation. Say that you’ve planned this trip for awhile now, and the time’s finally come.
Nothing, however, can bring your good time to a crashing halt like a serious injury aboard a cruise ship. The personal injury laws that relate to cruise ship travel are not only extremely specific, but are also different than typical personal injury laws. You need the experienced legal counsel of an attorney at Alpert Schreyer, LLC.
When the Fun’s Over
If you sustained injuries on a cruise ship, you probably won’t find yourself enjoying the endless buffets, the nightclubs, the shows, or much of anything else. An injury can put a swift end to the lavish fun cruise that you skimped and saved for. Such an injury can feel especially disheartening—and especially expensive.
Cruise lines are common carriers, which means that they provide the public with the service of transportation for a fee. The law holds common carriers to high standards of care as they relate to the safety of passengers. If you suffer injuries on a cruise line, however, you need to adequately show that the negligence of the cruise line or its employees caused your injuries.
Many cruise ships register in foreign countries, so if the ship on which you’re injured is so registered, maritime law will apply to your injury claim. Maritime law is quite specific, and you’ll need an experienced maritime accident attorney. Again, you need to show that an unsafe condition on the ship that the cruise line either knew about or reasonably should have known about caused your injury.
Tickets and Contractual Issues
Contractual terms (that are often printed on the backs of passenger tickets) may further complicate your claim. Such terms can include specifications that relate to where you can bring a suit, to waivers, to limitations of liability, to requirements that you give notice before filing a claim, and much more. You’re probably beginning to see a pattern here, and that’s that cruise ship injuries not only ruin a perfectly wonderful vacation, but they also present extreme complications. A skilled maritime injury attorney at Alpert Schreyer, LLC, however, will know how to navigate your claim.
If You Were Injured During a Cruise Vacation, Contact an Experienced Maryland Maritime Injury Attorney Today
You planned, saved for, and anticipated your cruise vacation for months—or even years—and now you were injured and can’t even enjoy the seafood buffet. It can cause quite a blow. Furthermore, the exceedingly complicated legalities of such an injury can make obtaining compensation difficult.
You don’t, however, have to face this alone. At Alpert Schreyer, LLC, in Maryland, our dedicated maritime injury attorneys understand what you’re going through, and we’re committed to helping you guide your claim toward the compensation to which you are entitled. We have five convenient locations in Maryland, and we’re here to help—so please contact or call us at (844) 632-7274 for a free case evaluation today.