Have you suffered an injury while riding on a harbor cruise, whale watching vessel or ferry boat? 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.
The insurance adjustor 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 are still entitled to damages if you can show that negligence or malfeasance contributed to the accident.
If you have been injured while riding on a commercial sight-seeing cruise, fishing charter or other boat or vessel used to transport passengers for a fee, talk to an experienced admiralty and maritime law trial attorney at THE KAPLAN/BOND GROUP, in Boston, Massachusetts. We have over 30 years of experience in all areas of litigation relating to boat and ship passenger injuries.
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Contact us to schedule a free consultation. We have Spanish interpreters available and handle all passenger injury litigation cases on contingency. You won’t pay attorney fees unless we can help you recover money damages for your injury or wrongful death claim.
We have a successful record of verdicts and settlements in passenger injury cases involving:
Our attorneys have extensive experience in all areas of maritime law injury claims. Our reputation for excellence serves our clients well in courts at every level. Most recently, our representation of an injured seaman led to another major victory in the United States Supreme Court: Stewart v. Dutra Const. Co., 543 U.S. 481 (2005), which served to expand the rights of injured seamen nationwide.