California Cruise Ship Accident Lawyer
Last Updated: 02-01-2017
Cruise ship accidents are not as rare as most people think. Los Angeles hospitals see a various number of cruise ship accident victims each year. There are many opportunities for an accident to occur while aboard a cruise ship, but some of them could been avoided with better training of cruise ship personnel and maintenance to the ship and it’s facilities. Our personal injury attorneys at Wilshire Law Firm have extensive experience representing victims cruise ship accidents.
Even though minor injuries are really common, and cruise ships have a clinic on board to treat it’s crewmen and passengers, cruise ship accidents have caused serious injuries, including death. Any accident victim on board that requires immediate medical attention may suffer from the delay in transporting them to shore via helicopter. In the event of an emergency, the victim’s families should contact one of our professional cruise ship accident lawyers as soon as possible to ensure that access to any required medical treatment. Our early involvement is critical for any victims that do not have the sufficient coverage under a medical insurance policy to fund any source of treatment.
Unsecured storage of any supplies by negligent crewmen can lead to serious accidents as the ship pulsates across the sea. Ships do have the ability to lose power, thus leaving passengers immobile and only able to float around until help finally arrives. Other ships have had diseases and viruses that can spread through the population of the ship which includes all passengers and crew members. Cruise ship accident victims are more prone to receive critical injuries, such as broken bones or trauma to the head, as a result of a fall or trip on board the ship. To assess the extent and long-terms costs of your medical treatment and rehabilitation with as much accuracy as possible, the accident injury attorneys at Wilshire Law Firm can acquire an expert medical testimony. Our medical experts have evaluated the extent of many types of injuries, which includes:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Water related accidents that incur lung damage
- Fractures and dislocated bones
- Cuts and severe lacerations
To represent your interests to the court and the negligent party’s insurance company, your best choice is a cruise ship accident attorney with maritime law experience. The personal injury attorneys of Wilshire Law Firm have represented cruise ship accident victims by securing a financial settlement that has satisfied both their immediate, and long-term needs.
Wilshire Law Firm is fully prepared to pursue any legal action that will ensure that you are compensated for all expenses, including lost wages from work. We represent all our clients on a contingent fee basis. You pay no money up front, and we cover all trial expenses. The firm is not reimbursed or compensated for our services until a settlement in your favor is reached.
We employ private investigators often to determine the facts of your cruise ship accident as well as the circumstances to the accident. That evidence can and will prove the liability of all negligent parties involved. Testimonies from the witnesses onboard can be secured to reinforce your point of view and can express the negligent party’s dangerous practices more logically. Reconstruction or re-enactment of the cruise ship accident scene can help determine the facts and reveal appropriate party’s fault. The following negligent acts by the ship’s owner, captain and crewmen are among the most common causes of cruise ship accidents that also includes:
- Failure to comply with safety standards
- Distracted captains unaware of other watercraft in the area
- Operating a cruise ship in unsafe weather
- Physical assaults by other passengers and crew members
The negotiations with the party that is liable and their insurance companies are handled by our experienced personal injury attorneys to relieve your stress and support your recovery. Our personal injury lawyers are experts in the legal terms and coverage limits of many insurance policies, and quite skilled with negotiating to secure settlements for numerous cruise ship accident victims. Wilshire Law Firm uses its experience and every available resource and strategy to fight for your full reimbursement.
Wilshire Law Firm is proud to provide aggressive, honest, and ethical representation for cruise ship accident victims. Answers to any questions you may have about the legal process are available by contacting our counselors. We can travel to your home or medical facility for all meetings, if that is more appropriate.
If you or someone you know was injured during a cruise or in an accident including a cruise ship, please contact Wilshire Law Firm at (800) 522-7274.