Island Queen Cruises & Tours
Island Queen Cruises & Tours (Island Queen) is a popular sightseeing, cruise, and tour company operating primarily in the Miami area for several decades. Island Queen operates out of the Bayside Marketplace and MiaMarina.
Injuries to Both Passengers and Crew Members Aboard Cruise Ships
Sightseeing and dinner cruise tours are a popular attraction in the Miami area. Unfortunately, each year passengers and crew members aboard cruise ships sustain serious injuries such as:
- Head and back injuries,
- Loss of eyesight,
- Broken bones,
- Brain injuries, and
Maritime Law Governs Passenger & Crew Injury or Death Claims
General Maritime Law governs any claim of injury or death to a passenger or crew member while aboard a sightseeing or dinner cruise tour on navigable waters.
Passenger Injury or Death Claims
General Maritime Law requires that owners and operators of dinner cruise vessels, regarded as common carriers, owe the duty of reasonable care under the circumstances to fare paying passengers onboard. In certain instances, a passenger’s claim may be supplemented by state law to the extent not inconsistent with well entrenched principles of General Maritime Law. This duty requires the vessel to be kept reasonably safe and that passengers are warned of non-obvious hazards until such time as an unsafe condition can be remedied.
Crew Injury or Death Claims
Crew member claims, on the other hand, are governed by both General Maritime Law and certain Federal Statutes intended to keep maritime workers safe. Injuries that are sustained by cruise ship workers can trigger special maritime-related laws such as the Jones Act or the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. Additionally, cruise ship passengers also sustain injuries each year while aboard a cruise ship, like Island Queen. Unfortunately, sometimes these injuries could have been prevented because they were caused by the cruise ship owner’s negligence.
Injured workers and passengers may be able to recover against a cruise ship owner for damages incurred because of the owner’s negligence which may include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Why Consult with a Cruise Ship Attorney to Represent Me Against Island Queen Cruises?
An experienced Island Queen cruise ship attorney at Brais Law Firm can advise you as to your rights after being injured while aboard an Island Queen cruise. The legal team at Brais Law Firm can advise you on the specific laws that apply to your case as well as help you navigate through the legal process to obtain the compensation you deserve. The attorneys at Brais Law Firm not only have specialized experience in cruise ship and maritime law, but also have experience assisting clients with claims against Island Queen specifically.
Some cruise liners have specific venue selection and dispute resolution provisions that they include in their cruise ticket contracts which require you to file a claim in a specific jurisdiction pursuant to the rules provided in the contract, which sometimes may require filing with an arbitrator instead of through the traditional court system. The Island Queen cruise ship attorneys at Brais Law have experience in filing claims against Island Queen and can help you with your claim.
Contact the Island Queen Cruise Accident Attorneys at Brais Law Firm
Contact the cruise ship accident attorneys at Brais Law Firm for assistance with your claim today. To reach our lawyers you may click email the firm, call 800-499-0551 from within the U.S., Skype BraisLaw worldwide or click contact us to select and complete a form for a free evaluation of your case.