Miami Cruise Ship & Boat Accident Attorneys
South Florida Maritime Attorney
Miami is the largest cruise ship port in the world and one of the largest and busiest commercial ports in the world. Every day hundreds of vessels maneuver through the waters of South Florida. Likewise, hundreds of vacationers board cruise ships in South Florida, expecting to have a safe and relaxing trip on the high seas. Due to this high volume of vessel activity, accidents are common. The legal responsibility of a boat owner, a cruise ship owner, a commercial vessel owner or other instrumentality on the water varies depending on the specific facts of each case. For example, cruise ship companies and their employees owe each passenger a duty of reasonable care under the circumstances, which means that they must protect the passengers from potential dangers during the cruise. Cruise ship companies also have a legal responsibility to care for their employees and provide certain maintenance and cure services in the event of an employee injury. There are a variety of cruise ship and boating-related incidents such as the following:
- Accidents on privately owned vessels
- Accidents on commercial vessels
- Accidents on a personal watercraft vessel such as a jet ski
- Slip and falls on vessels
- Food illnesses or other health issues
- Injuries to employees
- Land and shore excursion accidents
- Accidents due to fires
- Accidents due to driver error or driver inexperience
- Accidents due to equipment failure
A successful outcome in a cruise ship or boating accident case requires an understanding of the specific facts of the case, the applicable state or federal law and an overall knowledge of the maritime and boating industry. Our firm has more than 38 years litigating cruise ship and boating accident-related claims, and we have the resources and the endurance to bring these claims to optimal resolution.
The attorneys at Alan Goldfarb, P.A. will advise you and your loved ones of your legal options. Contact our office at 305-371-3111 or toll free at 866-936-9761 to schedule a FREE consultation with our legal team today! Or contact us online.