South Carolina Cruise Ship Injuries Lawyer
If you suffered an injury on a cruise ship off the coast of South Carolina – or in another area as a resident of South Carolina – we may be able to help. Specific maritime laws apply to these injury cases, making them more difficult to navigate than other cases involving boating accident injuries.
A South Carolina cruise ship injuries lawyer from Anastopoulo Law Firm is here for you. We will assess your legal options for free and explain our services during a complimentary consultation with our team.
Let Anastopoulo Law Firm Review Your Cruise Ship Injury Claim for Free Today
At Anastopoulo Law Firm, we have more than 25 years of experience helping injured South Carolinians pursue compensation for the costs and losses they endured because of someone else’s negligence. If we can show that the cruise ship company or boat owner failed to uphold their obligation to prevent hazards and injuries, you may be able to secure a financial recovery.
There is no risk in reaching out for help, as you can learn more about your case during a free initial consultation with our legal team. We will discuss your rights and what actions you can take to recover compensation for your medical bills and other expenses. When we represent you, our team will come to your home or hospital to speak with you about the case. We also meet with clients at our offices in:
- North Charleston
- Myrtle Beach
We provide legal services based on contingency. This means we will not ask you to pay a retainer or other upfront fees. Instead, we pay the costs related to investigating, developing, and pursuing your case using our financial resources. We only get attorney’s fees if we secure a settlement or win a verdict on your behalf.
For a free legal consultation with a cruise ship injuries lawyer serving South Carolina, call 803-222-2222
What Kind of Compensation You Could Recover in a Cruise Ship Injury Case
Our team can help you file an insurance claim and negotiate a settlement or sue the liable party for compensation. Before we take action, we work to document your expenses, losses, and non-economic damages. Doing so helps us understand the value of your case, so we do not settle for less than the losses you incurred.
Recoverable damages based on your accident and bodily injuries could include:
- Medical care costs, current and future
- Ongoing care for lasting injuries
- Lost income and benefits
- Reduced earning capacity based on new impairments
- Property damages, such as replacing your broken eyeglasses
- Other related expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Other non-economic damages
If your loved one died from injuries sustained on a cruise ship, the wrongful death team from Anastopoulo Law Firm may be able to seek additional damages. Through this type of claim, your family could recover:
- Intangible losses suffered by surviving family
- Income losses
- Loss of services
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial expenses
Whether you seek representation in a personal injury or wrongful death case, our team will put in the time and resources to identify your damages, place an appropriate value on them, and prove your right to financial recovery.
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Our Team Has Extensive Experience with Maritime Law Cases
Cruise ship injuries and accidents fall under maritime law, which governs the following type of accidents:
- Injuries resulting from short sea excursions
- Physical assaults caused by intoxicated ship passengers
- Slip and fall incidents occurring on cruise ship premises
- Injuries and fatalities occurring on excursion vehicles
- Sexual harassment and other criminal acts committed by the ship’s crew members and other ship passengers
- Falling overboard and other at-sea disappearances
- Catastrophes occurring onboard the vessel, including collisions, sinking, and fires
If you suffered injuries on a cruise ship or on the open ocean in another type of vessel, our maritime injury accident team may be able to help.
Understanding Cruise Ship Personal Injury Law
Before embarking on your cruise, you likely signed a liability waiver, which generally claims to relieve the owners and operators of legal responsibility for injuries experienced while on the water. However, in the event of a negligence accident, this does not necessarily preclude you from filing an insurance claim or lawsuit. You may still be able to receive compensation for costs associated with your injuries.
Cruise ship injury lawsuits fall under federal maritime law, which allows cruise ship passengers to recover damages for pain and suffering, medical expenses, and lost wages, among other costs.
What do I need to Know About Jurisdiction?
Jurisdiction is where you file a case against the cruise ship owner or operator. Generally, the legal terms you agreed to at the time of ticket purchase may specify the forum for any legal action. In some cases, the cruise lines may even use foreign law on vessels registered outside the United States.
In the United States, however, any cruise ship that departs from a U.S. port is a “common carrier” as described under the Federal Shipping Act of 1984. Under this law, common carriers such as cruise ships owe their passengers a heightened duty of care. This means these cruise operators must:
- Protect the passengers against physical harm
- Get the passengers safely to their final destination
While foreign law may apply in your case and you signed a waiver of liability, you could still qualify to seek and recover compensation for your accident and injuries. Our attorneys will walk you through the process and answer your questions about seeking compensation as we proceed.
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Contact Anastopoulo Law Firm for Legal Representation
Our South Carolina trial attorneys have years of experience with personal injury and maritime law. We may be able to provide legal representation in your cruise injury case and help fight for just compensation. You can connect with our South Carolina cruise ship injury attorneys today for a free case review.
Call (800) 777-7777 to speak to an Anastopoulo Law Firm team member about your case for free.