Cruise ships have been in the news lately because of fires aboard the vessel, or worse. If you have suffered an injury on a cruise ship, anywhere in the world, you may be entitled to seek compensation for medical expenses and lost earnings, as well as additional money for punitive damages, in the event of gross negligence on the part of the vessel owner and operator. Do not delay! Often cruise ship tickets will require you to notify the cruise company of your intention to make a claim soon after you are hurt. Speak to us today to learn more about your rights.
Don’t Count on the Insurance Company
The insurance adjuster for the ship or vessel owner will try to tell you that you don’t have a claim. No doubt they may even point to the waiver of indemnity you signed before you stepped on board. The truth is, indemnity waivers don’t release the boat owner or operator from negligence. You may still be entitled to damages if you can show that negligence of the vessel owner contributed to the accident.
If you have been injured while on a cruise, talk to an experienced admiralty and maritime law trial attorney at THE KAPLAN/BOND GROUP, in Boston, Massachusetts. We have more than 30 years of experience in all areas of litigation relating to boat and ship passenger injuries.
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THE KAPLAN/BOND GROUP is recognized as one of the nation’s leading Jones Act law firms representing the legal needs of seamen throughout the United States. Our lawyers have more than 30 years of trial experience in the very complex area of maritime and admiralty law.