No one wants an ocean-voyage vacation to end in injury or illness. However, it remains a fact that some seafarers will become involved in cruise ship accidents in Florida waters. It is important to know where to turn for legal help if you have been injured or become ill during your time aboard a commercial or private vessel at sea.
Many tourists, as well as residents, in Florida enjoy time on the water. Whether traveling as ticket holders on ocean cruises, enjoying time fishing with friends on a boat, or participating in popular water sports and recreation, if you have suffered an injury or illness due to another party’s negligence, you might be entitled to file a personal injury claim in a civil court. A first logical step to take if you are considering filing such a claim would be to contact an attorney in the area who has experience in handling boating accident cases.
At Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A., our dedicated team of attorneys is committed to helping those who have suffered bodily injury, illness or have been victims of crimes at sea. Whether your injury was caused when you slipped and fell on board a ship or you became ill after eating contaminated food in a cruise ship dining lounge, we can help you identify all possible sources of liability and guide you through the process of seeking compensation for damages in court. As a guest on a commercial or private boat, you have the right to reasonably assume that you will be kept safe and secure during your time at sea.
Our lawyers have successfully represented clients injured in cruise ship accidents that occurred across the globe, including some in Canada, Israel and South America. In addition to our international clients, we have continually offered sound legal counsel to clients from throughout the United States. If you would like to discuss how your accident happened and find out what you can do about it from a legal perspective, you can call our Florida office to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced legal professionals.