Port Canaveral Cruise Ship Accidents and Injuries Lawyer
Cruises are a favorite way for millions of Americans to vacation every year. You should be able to feel safe and secure on your cruise, knowing that the cruise line has your best interests in mind. But unfortunately, too many accidents happen on cruise ships that could have been prevented by the cruise line or the staff on board. A serious injury on a cruise ship can ruin your expensive vacation, leaving you holed up in your cabin or the medical center while you are supposed to be out having fun. Even worse, a severe injury can rack up expensive medical bills, force you to take more time off work when you return home, and cause you significant pain and suffering. Some injuries on cruises can leave victims with permanent disabilities, or even cause death.
It’s the responsibility of a cruise line to maintain all passengers’ and employees’ safety on board, and at Louis A. Vucci, P.A., we believe you should not have to be financially responsible for an accident you suffered on your cruise. If you or someone you love has been injured on a cruise that left from Port Canaveral, Louis A. Vucci, P.A. is here to help you obtain the financial compensation that can help alleviate your suffering. Our practice is dedicated solely to cruise line claims, so we understand the unique challenges presented by accidents that took place in international waters or on foreign shores. We have a strong record of success with our clients and are firm in our belief that you should be treated with compassion and respect after your injury and throughout your case. To learn more about the details of your case, don’t hesitate to contact us at (786) 375-0344 for a free consultation.
Do I Need a Cruise Ship Attorney?
Simply put, having a lawyer on your side will increase the chances of you maximizing the amount of financial compensation you can win from your case. The laws surrounding accident liability on cruise ships can be quite complicated, especially if your injury took place in international waters or during an excursion in a foreign country. If you try to fight your case on your own, you will likely be entering a long and arduous process that you’ll have to deal with in addition to your recovery. Your cruise line will have legal representation, so you will want someone who knows exactly how to fight your case in the best way possible so that your case will be represented fairly. Because cruise ship accidents are such a niche area of the law, you’ll need a lawyer who understands cruise ship litigation in order to win the compensation you need.
Why Choose Louis A. Vucci, P.A. to Handle My Case?
The team at Louis A. Vucci, P.A. have been serving cruise line injury victims for years – in fact, it’s all we do. We believe you should not have to be financially responsible for your injuries, and we have a strong track record of success, having won millions of dollars in compensation for our past cruise ship injury clients. We know exactly how to build your case as strong as it can be so that you can stop worrying about the financial aspect of your injury and allow time to focus on your recovery. We value open communication with our clients and will guide you through every step of the legal process, allowing you to take it easy and trust that we will handle your case. We treat our clients like our family, and we work to hold cruise lines accountable for the negligence that led to your suffering. We’re confident in our ability to fight your case, which is why you don’t pay us anything until after we’ve won your case.
Cases We Handle
For many, the very things that make cruises seem so appealing can be detrimental when a serious injury occurs. When you suffer an injury that onboard medical staff cannot adequately treat, seclusion in the middle of the ocean can seem terrifying — and so can the nearest hospital in an underdeveloped country. Unfortunately, negligence or unpreparedness is common on cruise ships. Although cruise ships can have fully equipped medical centers, cruise lines must do everything they can to prevent injuries, including drownings, slip and falls, illnesses, and passenger assaults, before they happen. The lawyers at Louis A. Vucci, P.A. are here to help with any accident you sustain on a cruise ship, including the following cases:
Passenger Claims from Onboard Accidents
If your injury occurred while you were on a cruise ship, Louis A. Vucci, P.A. can help win compensation for your current and future medical bills and other pain and suffering. Common injuries that cruise ship passengers suffer on board include the following:
- Slip and fall injuries
- Wave pool injuries
- Water slide injuries
- Injuries from a physical assault
- Illness resulting from an onboard norovirus outbreak
- Sickness from food poisoning, food contamination, or poor food quality
All of these illnesses and injuries are preventable, and if you have suffered from any of the above on your cruise, you should be able to seek financial compensation.
Claims from Onshore Accidents
During land excursions at any port of call, there are plenty of opportunities for injury, and a cruise line has a responsibility to protect you. These injuries can occur when a cruise ship or a tender ship is not properly docked as passengers are exiting or returning to the ship. Accidents can occur involving a motor vehicle that is transporting passengers during their onshore excursion can also lead to a serious injury, and a driver should be held accountable for their negligence. Excursion activities like ziplining, snorkeling, kayaking, and more can also lead to injury, and if your cruise line was affiliated with the companies who ran these excursions, you may be able to sue your cruise line.
Medical Crew Negligence or Delay
If you suffer an illness or injury during your cruise, there must be medical staff on your ship to treat you. Usually, cruise ships have a large medical staff and specialized equipment to prevent from having to evacuate anyone from the ship, though evacuation is possible if the injury is severe enough. But medical staff can be negligent by way of delaying your diagnosis or treatment or failing to treat you altogether, which can cause your condition to worsen and cause you more suffering (which in turn could lead to more expensive medical bills when you return from your vacation).
Not only is it the responsibility of a cruise line to ensure passengers’ safety against accidents but also against physical attacks like theft or assault, including sexual assault. If you were a victim of sexual assault during your cruise, reach out to Louis A. Vucci, P.A. to explore your legal options for financial compensation for your suffering. We’ll help you hold the cruise line accountable for their negligence in keeping you safe.
Port Canaveral Information
Located on the east coast of Central Florida, Port Canaveral is a perfect place for the world’s biggest cruise lines to depart. In 2016 alone, 4.5 million cruise passengers passed through Port Canaveral, making it the second busiest cruise port — and it’s only expanding. Port Canaveral proudly boasts its impressive docks that host three of the world’s largest cruise ships: Carnival Magic, Norwegian Epic, and Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas. It is easy for many people from the United States and all over the world to come to Port Canaveral, as it’s located less than an hour away from the Orlando International Airport (MCO) and only 26 miles from Melbourne International Airport, with many inexpensive shuttles available to take you directly from either airport to your cruise terminal.
Cruise Ship Lines That Leave from Port Canaveral
As a top destination for all the major cruise lines, ships from the following companies depart from Port Canaveral:
- Royal Caribbean
- Crystal Cruises
While these cruise lines are generally well-respected, none is without problems and a history of injuries and illnesses on board. If you were injured on one of these cruise lines or any other line that departed from Port Canaveral, call Louis A. Vucci, P.A. to learn more about your legal options for financial compensation.
Contact a Port Canaveral Cruise Ship Attorney
You should not have to be financially responsible for a serious injury you suffered on a cruise ship. Whether you are facing expensive medical bills from your past or ongoing treatment, having to take time off of work and losing wages, or experiencing any kind of pain or suffering, the team at Louis A. Vucci, P.A. is here to fight for you. You could be entitled to significant financial compensation for your suffering. Our experienced and dedicated team will treat you with the compassion that you should expect from your legal team after a serious injury. We’ll build you a strong case and fight on your behalf so that you can focus on healing. To learn more about your legal options in a free consultation, call us today at (786) 375-0344 or contact us online.