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Cruise Ship Slip & Falls and Maritime Personal Injury

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Introduction

Here at the Michael Brady Lynch Firm, we represent cruise ship passengers from all over the United States and the State of Florida who have been injured by a slip and fall while on board a cruise ship or even at a port. Our maritime injury law branch advocates for the plaintiff to hold responsible for the injuries that passengers sustain due to the negligence of cruise liners. Sometimes this will include injuries such as a slip and fall, but can also include personal injuries that occur while at a port, where the cruise liner failed to take necessary precautions to protect its passengers. This also includes, but is not limited to, safety inspections that the ship and its crew must undergo, which is regulated by the IMO, or International Maritime Organization.[1]

Injury

If you have been injured by a slip and fall on a cruise ship, it is important to act immediately because cruise lines require that claims are submitted in writing within a 180-day timeframe[2] of the actual personal injury slip and fall. Additionally, most lawsuits are filed in Federal Court in Miami, depending upon the headquarters of the cruise liner, and regardless of whether the plaintiff is from or where the accident occurred.

Statute of Limitations

Typically, the statute of limitations on a cruise ship injury that occurs abroad, or on the ship while abroad, is one year. The state statute of limitations does not always apply, depending on the injury.

The Michael Brady Lynch Firm

If you or a loved one has been injured by a slip and fall on a cruise ship, it is important to call an experienced attorney like the ones here at the Michael Brady Lynch Firm immediately at 888-585-5970.

Date: August 24, 2022

Author: Brandon Salter

[1] https://cruising.org/en/about-the-industry/policy-priorities/cruise-industry-regulation

[2] https://www.hg.org/legal-articles/filing-a-claim-against-a-cruise-ship-contractual-limitations-51007

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