February 7, 2022 | Personal Injury
This year, cruise lines have posted data pertaining to crime incidents on their websites. Of these crimes, many result in personal injury. If you have suffered harm on a cruise ship and have questions about your case, read through these frequently asked questions to give you information before coming to our office.
What are common injuries suffered aboard cruise ships?
Injuries as the result of a crime can include sexual assaults, other violent assaults, kidnapping, and homicide. Other common injuries due to neglect include food poisoning, slips and falls, medical negligence, drowning, and bacterial infections.
How long do I have to sue a cruise ship?
There is a time line for how long you have to sue a cruise line. Most of them have you sign papers, which have a limit set on how long you have to report an injury to the company. The statute of limitations is usually considerably shorter than an injury on land. Often the claim has to be filed within 180 days of the injury and the lawsuit must begin within a year of when the event occurred.
Where can I file a suit against my cruise line?
Although you live in NY, this doesn’t mean you can file the suit there. The location for where the lawsuit can be filed is also on the fine print of the paperwork you sign before embarking, and has been selected by the cruise line. Commonly the companies have chosen a city in Florida, such as Miami, but it is not always the case. If you have concerns, you can read the fine print on your ticket or the cruise line’s website.
If you or a loved one has suffered any injury harm on a cruise ship, contact an experienced NY personal injury attorney today.
Stolzenberg Cortelli LLP