Claims for injuries that occur on boats, ships, and cruise vessels fall under maritime law and are handled differently than land-based injuries. If you’ve been injured while on a boat or ship, you need an attorney who’s familiar with the way that maritime personal injury accidents are handled. Just because you signed a waiver when you purchased your cruise line ticket doesn’t absolve the company of their duty to protect their passengers, and if you work on a vessel, you may be protected by the Jones Act and other industry-specific case law.
1800-Injured is an attorney referral service that can connect you with a personal injury lawyer who focuses on maritime law and injuries on the water. Whether you were a passenger on a boat or part of the crew, if you sustained an injury due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us immediately to get connected with an attorney who can review your case and determine whether or not you have a claim.