Cruise Ship Injury Lawyers Serving Victims Nationwide
Cunard Line is a luxury liner with three ships for ocean voyages: the Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Victoria, and the Queen Mary 2. Many passengers voyage with Cunard Line and other cruise ships to relax and enjoy their travels. Unfortunately, untimely accidents, illnesses, and even deaths can occur on luxury cruise ships. If you were harmed due to the negligence or intentional misconduct of Cunard Line, you may be able to recover damages for your losses. Maritime law likely will govern your claim. This body of law can be intricate and difficult to navigate, making it especially important to contact the Cunard Line injury lawyers at the Brais Law Firm right away.
Accidents on Cruise Ships
Maritime law is the body of law that may govern your claim if you are injured while on a cruise on a Cunard Line ship. This complex body of law governs activities on navigable waters like the ocean, and it includes federal and state laws, conventions, and treaties.
Many different kinds of accidents and mishaps can result in injuries on a cruise ship. A common type of accident that occurs on cruise ships is a slip and fall accident. Sometimes the decks are slippery, or something is spilled on a restaurant or dance floor. Tainted food in prepared meals can result in food poisoning. Cruise ship passengers or crew members may sustain broken bones, disc herniation, ligament tears, loss of eyesight, traumatic brain injuries, closed head injuries, amputations, or miscarriages due to trauma.
Claims of Injury or Death
Our firm handles all kinds of claims arising out of accidents, illnesses, and deaths that occur on a Cunard Line cruise ship. If our Cunard Line injury attorneys can establish liability in connection with a passenger’s claim, general maritime law will usually require damages like lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering to be paid.
If a loved one dies as a result of Cunard Line’s negligence, it may be possible to obtain compensation under the Death on the High Seas Act, the Jones Act, or another law. To show negligence under general maritime law, you will need to show the cruise ship’s duty of reasonable care under the circumstances, a breach, causation, and damages.
Intentional misconduct is treated differently. When, for example, a crew member rapes or sexually assaults a passenger, a cruise line can be held strictly liable, even if the cruise line did not know of the crew member’s propensity to commit the crime and did not have a chance to stop the attack.
A passenger ticket for an ocean cruise is governed by general maritime contract law, with which our Cunard Line injury lawyers are familiar. Your ticket may include a number of limitations that cover where you can bring your claim and require you to provide notice to the cruise line. Cunard Line requires that any problem arising during your voyage should be raised at the time with a Cunard representative. If the problem is not resolved to your satisfaction, you are expected to provide notice to Cunard at the earliest possible time, but no later than 28 days after you return from the cruise package. The ticket provides that any action that you bring in connection with a sea voyage should be commenced within the time limits prescribed by the Montreal Convention, the Warsaw Convention, the Athens Convention of 2002, EU Regulation 392/2009, or the 2014 Regulations. It is important to consult an attorney as soon as you realize that you may have a claim against the cruise line.
Get Advice from a Seasoned Cruise Line Injury Attorney
At the Brais Law Firm, our main office is minutes from the Port of Miami, which is known as the Cruise Ship Capital of the World. We are seasoned cruise ship accident attorneys with a deep understanding of how to apply maritime law to secure damages for our clients. If you were injured or if a loved one died as a result of negligence or misconduct by Cunard Line, you should contact our Cunard Line injury attorneys. Call us at 800-499-0551 or contact us via our online form.