Port/Cruise Ship Accidents

Maritime, port and cruise ship accidents and crimes have been increasing exponentially, including port worker injuries, passenger injuries, overboard accidents, tender injuries, onshore accidents, cruise ship sexual assault and theft.

If you are a maritime, port or cruise ship accident victim or injured passenger while at the port or on a cruise ship, your injury claim is handled differently than a land-based auto or slip-and-fall accident. Injuries sustained at sea are governed by different laws and require an experienced personal injury attorney who understands maritime law.

What Factors Contribute to the Typical Maritime, Port or Cruise Ship Accident?

There are endless factors that can contribute to a maritime, port or cruise ship accident or injury, Yes, some injuries happen by sheer chance and through no one person's fault, but studying the spiraling court cases you will discover that the vast majority of accidents and injuries in the shipping industry are the result of negligence. Often that negligence is from lack of crew training, equipment that was not maintained properly, or because there was a lack of reasonable onboard security. In fact, the failure of cruise operations to maintain a reasonably safe shipboard environment is at the root cause of many onboard accidents, shipboard rapes and theft crimes.

Accidents And Injuries Are Very Common At The Port And On Ships

Accidents and injuries occur at the port and aboard the ship in public spaces, in cabins, in bathrooms, on stairways, and on wet and slippery decks because of defective or non-maintained equipment, assaults by crew members and assaults by opportunistic passengers. Accidents and injuries also occur off the ship, while traversing gangways, getting on or off ship tenders and during shore excursions.

Common injuries include:

  • Neck and back injuries
  • Bulging and herniated disks
  • Knee injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Broken legs, ankles, arms, wrists
  • Concussions and head injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Slip-and-fall injuries

Such accidents and injuries happen on all cruise lines including: Carnival, Celebrity, Holland America, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, as well as other smaller cruise lines.

Fighting For Compensation On Your Own Is An Uphill Battle

Lawyers who work for these shipping companies and cruise line operators are very experienced at dealing with claims from injured port workers and maritime/shipping passengers. They work very hard to avoid, delay or minimize port workers and maritime/shipping passenger claims so they don't have to pay money nor admit fault. That orchestrated behavior is why port workers and maritime/shipping passengers and their families hire maritime/shipping accident injury lawyers to represent them.

Curd, Galindo & Smith, LLP, Can Help Put This Mess Behind You

If you have suffered a port or shipping accident injury, you may be entitled to substantial financial compensation. Contact our maritime accident injury law firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.

You absolutely can afford to retain the services of the nationally recognized personal injury attorneys at Curd, Galindo & Smith, LLP, because we work on a contingency-fee basis.

What does this mean to you? You do not have to pay us any type of fee out of pocket. In fact, you will not even have to pay us a dime unless we win your case. The contingent-fee arrangement is also commonly referred to as "no win - no fee" because the client is not held responsible for payment in the event that the attorneys are not successful in recovering an insurance settlement or jury award for money damages.

If you have been seriously injured, we encourage you to call us today at 562-485-9376 for your free, confidential consultation.