As a maritime passenger, whether you are on a cruise ship, ferry, excursion boat, dinner cruiser, pleasure yacht, or other type of aquatic transportation, you are due a high duty of care. It is the maritime company's responsibility to keep you safe within reasonable means while you are on board, and in some cases even when you are off-ship.
The vessel owner's failure to exercise reasonable care under the circumstances is considered negligence, and if you suffer injury due to such negligence you are eligible to pursue compensation under maritime law. An experienced Oregon maritime injury lawyer will be able to sort through the details of your case and help you determine what civil avenues could maximize your injury compensation.
If you have been injured as a passenger aboard any vessel due to a maritime company's negligence, you have a right to pursue maximum compensation for your suffering. The experienced Washington and Oregon maritime injury attorneys of Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski in Bellingham, Portland, and Seattle will pursue your damages with determination and strategy that can only be achieved through decades of combined experience handling cases like yours.
For your free consultation on what Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski can do for your maritime passenger injury case, call 1 (800) 262-8529 today.
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Passenger vessels, especially the larger ones like cruise ships and ferries, are full of opportunities for passenger injury if the owner or operator is negligent in providing preventative safety measures. That is if the operator knew or should have known about the risk on the passenger vessel and failed to take any corrective measures they are liable for injuries suffered by passengers – much like tort law applicable to common carriers on land. Some of the common accidents due to negligence that causes injury to passengers on vessels include:
Depending on your case, the operator is also likely liable for any property damage that occurred. An experienced maritime injury attorney in Washington or Oregon will be able to look through your case and identify the factors involving negligence that are eligible for compensation.
The variety of passenger vessels on the water makes for just as many injury possibilities. However, there are injuries that are common on passenger vessels no matter the type, including:
What damages you can recover as a maritime passenger often depends on the type of vessel you were traveling on – especially when it comes to cruise ships and other ticketed ventures. Common carriers use these tickets as contracts that limit your right to bring a lawsuit and recover damages. For instance, generally, the statute of limitations on maritime injury claims for passengers is three years. If you are a passenger on a cruise liner, though, this may be restricted to as little as six months to one year.
This makes filing suit difficult; the time restriction limits investigation into the incident, the analysis of negligence involved, and consideration of applicable maritime laws in your passenger injury case. A maritime injury lawyer can expedite the process and work within the deadlines of your case to fight for maximum compensation. Some of the damages you may be able to recover as an injured passenger include:
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Maritime companies that operate ferries, cruises, excursions and other vessels are only worried about maximizing profits when it comes to your injury as a passenger. Navigating the rules and conditions they have put in place in addition to traditional maritime civil law is a complicated process and it is important to hire an experienced Oregon maritime injury attorney to help guide your passenger injury claim through the process.
If you have been injured aboard a ferry, cruise liner, excursion boat, dinner cruiser, or other passenger vessel, contact the experienced Seattle maritime injury attorneys of Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski to begin fighting for maximum compensation in your case today. Your first consultation is free, so schedule yours now by calling 1 (800) 262-8529.
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