South Florida and boating go hand in hand. Whether it is our vibrant cruise industry or private watercraft, we love being on the water. Unfortunately, accidents do happen on the water. If you’ve been injured on a cruise ship or private yacht, you may be entitled to compensation. There are major limitations on pursuing your claim. You need to be informed of them before you risk losing out on your right to file your claim. Count on your Mager Paruas team to vigorously pursue your case and get you justice.
Cruise Lines Play By Their Own Rules
You need an attorney for a cruise ship injury. Take a few moments to read any cruise ship ticket. This is actually your contract with the cruise line. Almost all cruise lines will explicitly restrict your ability to file a lawsuit against them to just one location. This is called a “restriction of venue”. They prefer to list the Federal Court in Miami, Florida where many cruise lines have their headquarters. It is also critical to know that typically, your cruise ship injury claim or and lawsuit must be filed within one year of the incident in order to be considered. So time is of the essence. If you’ve been injured on a cruise ship or charter or private boat, contact Mager Paruas immediately to evaluate your claim.
I want to thank your entire law firm for the outstanding support, counseling, advice, and guidance provided to my family following the aftermath of Hurricane Michael on October 10th, 2018.