Dinner Cruise Injuries

Our dinner cruise injury lawyers represent both passengers and crew members who suffered injuries aboard these ships. From Key West to Jacksonville, Miami to Tampa, companies throughout Florida offers dinner cruises. These cruises could take the form of sunset sails, points of interest cruises, snorkeling adventures or private dinner and dancing parties. It is an unfortunate fact that passengers, as well as crew members, sustain injuries on such voyages due to the negligence of the dinner cruise operators. Though not a complete list, in our experience, maritime personal injuries generally occur due to:

  • Slippery or unclean decks
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Improper docking procedures
  • Collisions
  • Groundings
  • Ill maintained equipment
  • Inadequate railings
  • Dock strikes
  • Excessive work hours

Bringing a Dinner Cruise Injury Claim

Injury claims arising from dinner cruise accidents are governed under federal maritime law. This means there are different filing deadlines, different legal claims, and different recoverable damages than what state law allows. The partners at Brais Law Firm’s Miami office are Board Certified by the Florida Bar in the specialized area of maritime law. We have vast experience prosecuting maritime personal injury claims and boast multiple millions of dollars in recovery from cases involving accidents that occurred on the water. When Brais Law Firm is retained, we conduct a full investigation as to how the accident occurred, identify the witnesses to the accident, determined what physical evidence exists, and conduct an analysis as to whether Coast Guard regulations and federal maritime navigation laws were followed. This helps us to explain to the judge and jury why the dinners cruise operator is liable for the accident and the damages suffered by our client.

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Compensation for Those Injured on a Dinner Cruise

Maritime law is clear that injured passengers may recover damages for medical expenses, recoupment of wages lost while out of work, and compensation for pain and suffering which are a direct cause of the accident. Crewmembers are also entitled to the same recovery albeit under different legal theories. Each case is different and the amount of recovery depends upon a wide variety of facts. Our lawyers discuss with our clients the types of recovery afforded under maritime law and the appropriate valuation based on the known facts.

Contact A Dinner Cruise Injury Lawyer

Contact our dinner cruise injury lawyers with Brais Law Firm for a free evaluation of your case. Call 800-499-0551 from within the United States or dial 305-709-4117 worldwide to speak with our Board Certified maritime lawyers. You can also click contact us to complete a form which will be replied to shortly upon receipt. If you have any questions about an injury occurring on a Florida sightseeing or dinner cruise, feel free to contact us. We will spend time with you to insure all your questions are answered.

Who Will be Handling my Case?

Your case will be handled by an experienced personal injury attorney who knows what it takes to get the results you deserve. The practitioners at our firm have over 70 years of collective trial experience. Our credentials and qualifications are extensive, including an “AV” Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell and membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. More importantly, we have a first-hand understanding of how insurance carriers operate because we represented clients insured with major insurance companies for nearly 20 years before we made a choice to change sides so that we could help the people who need us most – individuals just like you. Learn more.

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