CRUISE INJURY BLOG POSTS
My name is Spencer Aronfeld. Since 1991, I have represented people who have been injured aboard cruise ships. I write this blog to provide insight to people around the world on the latest developments in the cruise industry as well share my determination to hold cruise lines like Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Norwegian, Holland America, Princess, and Disney accountable when they put their profits ahead of passenger safety.
Cruise ship passenger accidents and injuries frequently occur when cruise lines fail to maintain wet and slippery decks, or fail to warn people who trip over some of the often bizarre obstacles unique to cruise ships–like raised thresholds, and steep or poorly lit staircases. The most common injuries we see are broken arms, legs, ankles, and knees. We also investigate claims of sexual assaults and other crimes that occur between crewmembers and passengers as well as in ports around the world.
Our firm takes all of these cases on a contingency basis–meaning we do not charge our clients up-front or hourly fees. Rather, we collect our fee only when successfully recover money for our clients for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost time from work, and loss of the enjoyment of the cruise itself.
Not all accidents that occur aboard a passenger cruise ship necessarily lead to viable legal claims. We know the difference between a real case and a merely regrettable accident, and we know how to prove it. It starts with a thorough investigation of the facts and an understanding of the medical issues associated with a given injury. Our office works closely with experts in human factors, marine architecture, maritime security–as well as the United States Coast Guard and others–to determine the truth of what happened.
We believe that if a case is worth taking, it is worth taking all the way, which is why when our firm agrees to represent a particular client, we file that client’s lawsuit immediately in Federal Court. This gives us the power of subpoenas and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to compel the production of documents, videos, and testimony from the cruise lines, which are historically reluctant to cooperate with injured passengers.
If you have been injured aboard a cruise line anywhere in the world, contact our office for a free initial consultation at 1-866-597-4529, or email us at [email protected] to speak to an experienced cruise ship passenger accident attorney today.