Accidents in South Africa Ports & Locations

Cruising to South Africa is a unique experience. Due to the distance between the United States and South Africa, these cruises are typically either one way or several weeks in duration (if not both). Cruising from the U.S. to South Africa necessarily involves crossing the Atlantic Ocean, with many cruises making a brief stop in the Caribbean (often in Puerto Rico) before starting the transatlantic journey and then working their way down the west coast of Africa.

Brais Law is Experienced in Handling South Africa Cruise Accident Cases

When you need real results in a cruise injury case involving a destination in another country, the Brais Law Firm is the right choice. Our extensive experience in maritime law and the maritime industry in general, sets us apart. Keith Brais spent about 10 years as a marine engineer before a serious accident left him injured an unable to continue in that field. He went on to become a sought after, board-certified expert in maritime law and spent 20 years defending cruise lines and insurance companies against injury claims. After a particular case struck a chord with him, he decided to no longer represent maritime companies but instead protect the rights of individuals who deserve compensation after an accident. Now our team puts our over 70 years of combined trial experience to excellent use in helping people like you hold cruise lines responsible for damages caused to passenger and crewmembers.

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A Cruise Accident Lawyer with Us Knows What Compensation Means for You

Contact Brais Law right away to schedule a time to discuss your case with a topnotch maritime attorney on our team. We understand how important it is that you get the compensation you need to recover.

Cruise Destinations in South Africa

Once you get to South Africa, your main cruise destination will be Cape Town. This well-known city is one of the nation’s three capitals, as the nation’s government is divided into three separate spheres. However, during a typical South Africa cruise, passengers may have the opportunity to disembark and explore at several of the following locations:

  • Cape of Good Hope
  • Cape Town
  • Durban
  • East London
  • Mossel Bay
  • Port Elizabeth
  • Richards Bay
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Are You a Cruise Passenger Who Suffered Injury or Illness on a Cruise to South Africa?

In most cases, crossing the Atlantic Ocean on a cruise ship is an uneventful experience. But, occasionally, cruise ships are unable to avoid hazardous water and weather conditions. Encountering harsh conditions at sea can put all passengers at risk for injury, and confining cruise passengers to enclosed areas during periods of heavy rains, winds and waves can trigger outbreaks as well.

But, harsh conditions are not necessary for cruise ship accidents to occur. In fact, most passengers who get injured suffer their injuries while traversing calm waters. Slips and falls are common causes of injuries, as are swimming pool accidents, FlowRider accidents, and collisions with other passengers. Food poisoning, assaults and sexual assaults, gangway accidents, and dangerous shore excursions are all common causes of passenger injuries as well.

The Jones Act Stipulates Compensation for Maritime Crewmembers with Injury and Illness Claims

Transatlantic crossings and extended cruises to South Africa also present risks for crewmembers. Individuals who work on cruise ships largely face the same risks as passengers, though certain jobs onboard present additional risks as well. Cruise ship crewmembers qualify as “seamen” under the Jones Act, and this means that they can file claims for “no-fault” benefits when they get injured at sea. But, these benefits are limited, and in many cases, crewmembers will need to seek additional compensation. When a crewmember gets injured due to a cruise line’s negligence or an unseaworthy condition onboard, the crewmember can seek full coverage for his or her medical needs, lost income, pain and suffering, and other injury-related losses.

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Wrongful Death Claims for Fatal Accidents, Outbreaks and Illnesses At Sea

Tragically, some individuals who cruise to South Africa never make it home. If you have lost a loved one on a cruise ship, your family has clear legal rights. You should speak with a lawyer about filing a wrongful death claim against the cruise line, and you should work closely with your lawyer to seek the full financial compensation you and your family members deserve.

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FAQs: Filing Injury Claims for South Africa Cruise Accidents

I Have Severe Back Pain after I Slipped and Fell on a Cruise Ship—Is the Cruise Company Responsible for Damages?

What are My Rights after I Was Assaulted and Injured on the Ship?

Does the Jones Act Apply to Accidents that Happen onboard in South Africa?

I Have Severe Back Pain after I Slipped and Fell on a Cruise Ship—Is the Cruise Company Responsible for Damages?

A cruise injury attorney with us has helped people like you get rightful compensation from cruise lines to cover:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages while you recover
  • Reduced ability to earn money
  • Pain and suffering
  • Reduced quality or enjoyment of life

What are My Rights after I Was Assaulted and Injured on the Ship?

Cases involving assault and battery, sexual assault or rape should be taken very seriously by ship security, local authorities and the cruise line itself. These cases can be complicated when it comes to compensation for damages because they involve criminal acts and the responsibility of multiple parties. Contact us to discuss your right to pursue compensation.

Does the Jones Act Apply to Accidents that Happen onboard in South Africa?

No matter where you are in the world, the Jones Act specifically applies to providing recourse to U.S. crewman in international waters. We have a firm understanding of the application of this workers’ compensation law for maritime workers so schedule a free case evaluation today.

Speak with a Lawyer About Filing a Claim Related to a South Africa Cruise

If you need to know more about filing a claim for an injury, illness or wrongful death suffered on a South African cruise, we encourage you to get in touch. For a free and confidential consultation at Brais Law Firm, call 800-499-0551 or contact us online now. 

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