Call today for an Admiralty Maritime Lawyer,Attorney law Firm. Admiralty is the law of the sea.Admiralty Lawyers concentrate on the law of the sea also known as Maritime law, Longshoremen and Injury at Sea. Cruise ship Injuries are governed by this law
Admiralty and Maritime lawyers have experience in laws that presides over navigation and shipping, including waters; commerce; seamen; piracy; towing; wharves, piers, and docks; insurance; maritime liens; canals; and recreation. Admiralty lawyers are knowledgeable in legal issues that apply to vessel accidents on and off-shore are complex and encompass federal and state regulations, and may also be impacted by international treaties and conventions including:
* The Jones Act protects ill or injured "seamen who are in the service of the ship".
A seaman who suffers injury or illness in the performance of their job may be entitled to compensation for food, lodging, medical care and unearned wages.
* Individuals or passengers on a vessel are entitled to a certain standard of care. If the ship owners fail to exercise reasonable care for guests or visitors on the vessel, they may be held liable for negligence. Boat owners can also be held liable for injuries and death involving assaults, mechanical failures, piloting error and intoxication at sea.
Cruise Ship Injuries
- Slip and fall accidents on wet or uneven surfaces, or due to cruise ship maneuvering
- Water slide, wave pool and swimming pool accidents
- Accidents on cruise line-approved excursions at ports of call
- slippery floors and wet staircases
- contagious diseases
- unruly passengers creating a dangerous situation
- Cruise ship sexual assault or physical assault by crew members or other passengers
- Contaminated food resulting in severe illness (i.e. norwalk virus infections, gastrointestinal infections, salmonella, etc.)
- Medical negligence — People who are treated aboard a cruise liner may be put off at ports in other countries without adequate arrangements made for their care. The treating doctors may not be qualified or have proper medical equipment, leading to wrong diagnosis and/or improper treatment.