Passengers on boats and cruise ships have different rights than people on land. General Maritime law is a body of federal law governing people injured on cruise ships, boats, yacht, sailboats, jet skis, and other recreational water vessels. Maritime law governs all incidents, disputes, or accidents that occur within maritime commerce, navigable waters, the high seas. Holzberg Legal, a Miami cruise ship injury law firm, specializes in claims arising under Maritime law.
Based in Miami, Florida, the Cruise ship capital of the world, experienced Maritime lawyer of 35 years, Glenn J. Holzberg, has represented many passengers who were seriously injured and who have died at sea. Cruise Ship passengers differ from other Maritime passengers because of language included, often without the passenger’s knowledge, in their Cruise ticket contract. The ticket is an agreement between the passenger and the Cruise Company. The ticket contract requires that Passengers file suit within ONE YEAR from the date of the incident. The ticket also requires that the Passenger MUST file their lawsuit in federal court typically in the Southern District of Florida in Miami, Florida. Other victims injured on boats have three years to file suit under the general maritime law. Cruise ship passengers also have either 180 days or six months (depending upon which cruise will ship you travel on) to provide written NOTICE to the cruise line of your injury claim or you may lose your right to file suit and recover damages. Those injured off cruise ships have the right to file in either state or federal court under federal law known as the “Savings-to-Suitors” clause. Inexperienced lawyers often make mistakes including filing your suit in state court. This results in the case being removed to federal court where the inexperienced lawyers lack practice and knowledge to adequately represent their clients. Don’t let this happen to you. Hire an experienced Miami maritime and cruise ship lawyer today! We are here to help protect your rights.
When you are injured on a cruise ship, you must file your lawsuit in Miami, Florida. Accordingly, we have represented thousands of clients from all over the world. Holzberg Legal offers our expertise and assistance to lawyers from other jurisdictions who are not familiar with maritime law and federal court practice. We are experienced Miami cruise ship accident attorneys and know how to best use Maritime law and procedure to maximize the value of your case. Glenn J. Holzberg has represented many injured by the negligence of cruise lines. Put our experience to work for you. Call me directly (305) 668-6410 for a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION.