Buried deep in the passenger contract is language which dictates how, when and where claims against Princess Cruise Lines have to be filed. Generally, the contract requires that written notice to the cruise line must be made about the potential claim “giving full particulars of the claim” within 6 months of the date of the incident
Suing Princess Cruise Line
Many passengers don’t realize that the cruise line may be liable for injuries sustained while on the cruise. While there is a strict deadline of one year to file a lawsuit, you may be able to hold the company liable for injuries and damages suffered. These include medical bills, missed time at work and other compensatory and punitive damages.
If you believe you have a claim against Princess Cruise Lines – or even if you’re unsure about your options – you should speak with an attorney.
Princess Cruises is perhaps one of the world’s best-known cruise lines as it was featured in the 1970s television show, The Love Boat which showcased the Pacific Princess cruise ship. Even though Princess ships are flagged under the flags of Bermuda or the United Kingdom, it maintains its headquarters in Santa Clarita, California and is owned and operated by Carnival Cruise Lines, the world’s largest cruise line.
Time is of the Essence
This means that injured passengers must bring and file their lawsuits in California in federal court and served on Princess within one year of the date of the incident. This is often a huge surprise to a passenger injured on a Princess cruise due to a slippery deck, unmarked threshold, a steep gangway or dangerous staircase, on a tender boat, on a gangway or excursion.
Princess Cruise Ship Fleet
Currently, Princess has 17 ships, making it one of the largest fleets on the sea.
Don’t Wait to Get Help After an Injury
If you, your child, or your relative suffered a cruise ship related injury, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Once you disembark, your next step should be to get experienced legal help from a knowledgeable attorney.
At The Michael Brady Lynch Firm, our lawyers have decades of experience helping injured people get justice and full compensation for injuries caused negligence. Given that lawsuits against cruise ships are in a venue favorable to the cruise lines, it is incredibly important to have an experienced attorney with ample resources to prosecute your claim. The Michel Brady Lynch Firm regularly takes on the largest corporations in the world with a track records of proven success and results. Contact The Michael Brady Lynch Firm today, and our attorneys will review your case for free and help you protect your rights. For your complimentary consultation, call our office now.