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The numbers of people vacationing on cruise ships has increased greatly over the years. Thousands of passengers leave the Port of Miami each week to enjoy relaxing, fun-filled vacations aboard cruise ships. While an accident on a cruise ship is the last thought on the mind of someone boarding a cruise, accidents and injuries do occur. Often they result from the negligent or criminal conduct of the cruise line or its employees.
Attorney Sean M. Cleary has earned a reputation over the years as an experienced, skillful Miami lawyer in cases against cruise ship lines that are guilty of negligent conduct. If you or someone you love is injured while on a cruise, Mr. Cleary can help you.
Special laws govern ships at sea, their passengers and crew. The laws of the land differ substantially from the International Maritime and Admiralty laws. Such statutes include not only U.S. laws, but the laws of other nations as well. Mr. Cleary is highly familiar with these laws and has extensive experience handling these types of claims.
U.S. cruise lines use legal language in their cruise tickets to attempt to prevent passengers from making certain claims or minimize the legal rights or potential damages of passengers who are hurt on board their ships. For example, pursuant to many tickets, the passenger must formally notify the cruise line in writing about the incident within six months after the incident occurs and file any lawsuit no later than one year after the incident. If a person fails to do so, he or she may lose the right to bring a lawsuit.
These laws require injured passengers to begin legal action quickly. Cruise ship operators must be notified about an accident within six months of its occurrence. The deadline for filing claims against cruise lines usually must be filed within a year.
Some injuries suffered by cruise ship passengers include slip and fall accidents, bone fractures, brain and spinal cord injuries, and food poisoning, as well as crimes of violence such as theft, rape and even murder.
If you suffered any of incidents, for the best in legal representation call the law offices of Sean M. Cleary. Mr. Cleary is an experienced accident attorney, dedicated to helping injured persons get the compensation they need and deserve. Call our office today to schedule a free review of your case.
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