Maritime Injury Lawyers Assisting Victims Nationwide
Regent Seven Seas Cruises (formerly Radisson Seven Seas Cruises) is based in Fort Lauderdale. Ships in the fleet include the Seven Seas Explorer, the Seven Seas Mariner, the Seven Seas Navigator, the Seven Seas Splendor, and the Seven Seas Voyager. The cruise line offers shore excursions. If you were injured or made sick on a Regent Seven Seas Cruise, you may be able to recover damages under maritime law. At the Brais Law Firm, our Regent Seven Seas Cruises injury lawyers may be able to help you with your claim.
Injuries on Cruise Ships
Common injuries on cruise ships include traumatic brain injuries, closed head trauma, tendon separations, fractured limbs or skull or pelvis, disc herniations or ruptures, and severed limbs. Maritime law governs lawsuits based on injuries, sexual assaults, illnesses, or wrongful deaths aboard a cruise ship. Maritime law is a complicated group of laws that includes federal and state statutes, conventions, and treaties. What you must establish to obtain remedies for your losses depends on the circumstances and your reason for being on the ship. Different rules apply to passengers and crew members.
To recover damages under general federal maritime law, a cruise ship passenger who is injured due to the cruise line’s negligence needs to be able to prove the defendant’s legal duty to protect them, the defendant’s breach of this duty, actual and proximate cause, and actual harm. A cruise ship company owes passengers a duty of reasonable care under the circumstances. This includes a duty to not create dangerous conditions and to provide warnings when the cruise line is actually or constructively aware of a dangerous condition. When, for example, a passenger breaks a bone due to a slippery deck, our Regent Seven Seas Cruises injury attorneys would try to show that the defendant was actually or constructively aware of the danger of the slippery deck but failed to provide warnings.
Seamen who work aboard a cruise ship can also recover damages for their losses as a result of injuries sustained on the cruise ship, but they may pursue remedies under the Jones Act. Under the Jones Act, which sets a lower negligence standard than general maritime law does, a seaman injured in the course of employment can file a civil action against their employer.
Surviving family members may be able to pursue damages for wrongful death if a loved one dies as a result of a cruise ship operator’s negligence or wrongful act. A claim can be pursued under the Death on the High Seas Act. This law applies if a passenger’s death is caused by a wrongful act, neglect, or default that occurred on the high seas beyond three nautical miles from the United States coastline.
The Regent Seven Seas cruise ticket specifies certain restrictions when bringing suit. Our Regent Seven Seas Cruises injury lawyers are familiar with these requirements. In order to maintain a lawsuit for personal injury, illness, or death arising out of the cruise, you will need to give written notice to the cruise line within six months from the date of the injury, illness, or death. The lawsuit against the cruise ship company for injury, illness, or death needs to be commenced within a year from the date on which the claim arose. Disputes, other than those subject to arbitration, need to be litigated before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida in Broward County. If the federal courts do not have subject matter jurisdiction, the lawsuit needs to be filed with a court located in Broward County in Florida.
Hire a Seasoned Cruise Line Claims Attorney to Represent You
At the Brais Law Firm, our experienced maritime attorneys may be able to represent you in a claim against Regent Seven Seas Cruises (formerly Radisson Seven Seas Cruises). Often, cruise lines have substantial resources with which to hire a team of attorneys. When seeking justice, it is crucial to retain attorneys who are equally experienced in maritime law matters, and who stay up to date in this area of law. Call us at 800-499-0551 or contact a Regent Seven Seas Cruises injury attorney via our online form.