Cruise Injury and Maritime Law
Serving clients throughout West Palm Beach, Delray, Jupiter and Boca Raton
Boating accidents and shipping accidents are prevalent in Florida because of the state's extensive coastline and its popularity for recreational boating, as well as the necessity for using Florida ports for shipping and transportation by sea.
If you have been injured in an accident aboard a ship or in a port, the Florida Boating Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton can help you collect compensation for your injuries by filing a claim or lawsuit on your behalf against wrongdoers and their insurance carriers.Florida Cruise Ship Injury Attorneys
If you've been injured on a cruise ship, we are here to help.
The Florida Cruise Ship Injury attorneys at Whittel & Melton are committed to helping victims obtain compensation from the cruise ship companies who do not provide a safe environment for their passengers. We handle cases involving:
- Slip and fall accidents on wet or uneven surfaces, sudden elevation changes due to cruise ship maneuvering or construction.
- Assault by staff, crewmembers or other guests and passengers: Including Sexual Assault, Rape, Sexual Battery, and Fights.
- Brain Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury, Shoulder and Knee Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Loss of Vision, Loss of Hearing.
- Swimming Pool, Wave Pool and/or Water slide accidents
- Excursion injuries
Our attorneys have represented clients in cruise ship personal injury cases involving all cruise ship companies, including, Disney Cruises, all Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL), Royal Caribbean International and Princess Cruises.Timing is Very Important!
Unlike other types of negligence matters, most of the time, the cruise ship passenger ticket is what designates the statute of limitations for bringing a lawsuit against a cruise ship company-- the ticket is a contract of sorts between the passenger and the cruise line. Generally, the industry norm is a one-year statute of limitation on any type of personal injury claim versus the cruise line AND requires that the matter be brought in local or federal court in Florida. There are few exceptions, but that is the industry norm.
Don't wait to pursue what you deserve under the law. If you have been injured on a cruise boat, call our experienced Palm Beach County Cruise Boat Accident Attorneys today for a free consultation. We don't get paid unless you get paid.
We are available 24 hours a day for a free consultation. Call us.
Local (561) 367-8777 or statewide, toll-free: (866) 608-5529Palm Beach County Maritime and Admiralty Lawyers
If you are a seaman currently in the service of a ship, and you were injured during the performance of your duties, you may be entitled to receive compensation for food, lodging, medical care and wages. This is covered under the Jones Act. If you were a passenger of a ship or a boat and were injured, you may be able to hold the boat owner liable. By working with a maritime lawyer, you have the chance to file a claim to receive financial compensation.
At the Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, we serve clients throughout Palm Beach County who have been injured in a shipping accident or a boating accident. We have offices in Boca Raton and deal with all types of maritime injuries and accidents. If you are looking for an attorney who can and will uphold your rights and safeguard your interests in regards to your maritime claim, look no further than the Florida maritime lawyers at Whittel & Melton.United States Admiralty and Maritime Law
U.S. Admiralty and Maritime laws govern navigation and shipping, including commercial and recreational vessels. These laws include state and federal regulations and provisions regarding commerce, seamen, piracy, docks, piers, insurance, canals and more. Our attorneys have has a broad understanding of these laws as well as the Jones Act, which covers seamen in particular.
Regardless of your injuries or what caused them, by consulting the attorneys at Whittel & Melton, you have the chance to understand what you're up against and what can be done to help ensure you receive compensation for your injuries. We deal with a broad range of recreational and commercial boating and shipping claims, including injuries and deaths resulting from:
- Piloting error
- Mechanical failure
- Accidents (slip and fall)
- Hazardous and unsafe conditions
When a boat owner's negligence leads to an injury or death, legal action can be taken to help the victim or the surviving family members obtain financial compensation for medical care, lost wages and emotional pain and suffering.
Please call us today to discuss your Maritime claim.
Local (561) 367-8777 or statewide, toll-free: (866) 608-5529We are Local Counsel for Clients Around the World
Most lawsuits relating to cruise liners departing from Florida must be filed in Florida. The Cruise Ship Attorneys of Whittel & Melton have the ability to handle cases throughout Florida as well as those around the world who traveled to Florida to take their vacation.
As our local cruise ships have become more popular over the years, so has the distance with which those customers take their injuries home. Please contact us if you'd like to refer a cruise ship or tourist injury or death matter to our firm.
Our experienced Palm Beach County Personal Injury Attorneys have represented clients injured in accidents throughout Palm Beach County, including: Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Juno Beach, Jupiter, Lake Worth, Riviera Beach, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Royal Palm Beach and West Palm Beach.