Crewmember & Maritime Advocacy Center and its predecessors are cruise ship attorneys serving the maritime community in the Florida region. The Admiralty and Maritime Law group handles matters related to commercial and recreational vessels. Including vessel arrests and attachments, commercial disputes relating to charters, contracts, marine insurance, and claims. We handle claims under the Jones Act and Long-shore and Harbor Worker’s Act. Services include personal injury, maritime claims, collisions, crew member accidents, wage disputes, sexual assaults. We also handle shipboard medical claims, passenger claims and maritime liens.
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Cruise Ship Attorneys
What Are Cruise Ship Attorneys
Cruise Ship Attorneys are a special class of lawyer. But first, let’s back up. Cruise ships is fun and glamorous to be a passenger or even a crew member. The need for cruise ship attorneys become important due to the complexity of maritime law. The complications involved in the judicial jurisdiction on cases of injury or even death of the crewman or most times passengers is intricate . Not having an experience cruise ship attorney in either of such cases make it so tedious for an average lawyer to understand the legal know how of the matter.
How Do I Find One
Before going too deep with the complexity, it’s quite important to denote what cruise ship attorneys concisely means. A cruise ship attorney is one who understands the maritime laws to the brim. We use our expertise to defend cruise ship accident (death inclusive) victim’s right and privileges in the advent of the unforeseen circumstances.
The fundamental need for a cruise ship attorney is traceable to the complexity of the maritime laws. With respect to both states and federal statutes. International treaties and agreements made by governments through the united nation is responsible for governing cruise ship liability (accidents) for death and injuries. So many factors must be thoroughly and critically examined before a case can be filed against a cruise ship owner. This is because the straightforward laws on the land requires a more technical approach when such case repeat itself at the sea.
Cruise Ship Attorneys Services
The service of a cruise ship attorney in a maritime lawsuit requires is no child’s play. This is why it is important to get the service of a expert cruise ship attorney. An attorney whose years of practical experience and thorough understanding of maritime law. Not just at the state or federal statutes level, but into what is at tenable if such incident happens on an international sea.
As a rational victim (perhaps family as the case may be), it is important to seek the service of cruise ship attorneys. The cruise ship business is definitely an insured one with lot of savvy lawyers at their disposal. Their job is to move swift into action, immediately following an incident. The lawyers are more concerned with the profitability and less (or no) liability for their employers. This is another cogent reason why the service of a cruise ship attorney cannot be overemphasized when cases of this nature arises.
Cruise ships are increasing on a daily basis, it is only natural that safety challenges comes up now and then. Hence, the reality of cruise ships injuries and death resulting from accidents. With a cruise ship attorney (one with proven track record of expertise and success), every individual (victim) has a better chance of filing a lawsuit (accurately). Even against the large cruise ship companies in the midst of any complexity.
"Finding a lawyer is easy. Finding the right MARINE attorney might be a little tougher."The Crew Advocacy Center
Choosing the Right Cruise Ship Attorney
When choosing the right cruise ship attorney, you need to make sure the attorney you hire has the relevant to “cruise ship” experience. Make sure the attorneys you are considering specialize in Jones Act Plaintiff’s litigation work. Your attorney needs to know the ins and outs of the law that governs your specific problem.
A general civil personal injury litigator will not have the background or experience. One has to be able to anticipate or prepare for the cruise line or cargo vessel defense strategies and prove costly to your case. Ask your attorney to cite cases which he has handled that resemble your case. Ask questions
Questions To Ask When Looking For Cruise Ship Attorneys?
Here are a few questions that may be helpful to find relevant & excellent cruise ship MARINE attorneys:
- Have you had experience with representing crew members or passengers against the cruise lines before? How recently? How often? What was involved? What percentage of your practice is devoted to these kinds of cases?
- Will you actually be working on my case? In what way? Will any other persons be doing work on my case? What will they do?
- Will you talk to me in plain English when I do not understand “legalese”?
- Will you allow me access to my case file at your office?
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of my case?
- What would you advise me to do about my situation?
- Can a timetable be set for my case?
- If I hire you, what will you be doing for me, and when and how will we get back in touch with each other?
- Is there a statute of limitations, or legal deadline in my case that we must be careful not to miss?
Contact the Florida Bar and ask them if your attorney has had any complaints filed against them by a former client. At CAC we will handle your case on a contingent fee basis. This means that if your suit is successful, we receive a percentage as permitted by the Florida Bar which governs lawyers. If we are not successful, we may but never have in the past recover only expenses incurred by our office. A WRITTEN FEE AGREEMENT IS REQUIRED and should read over carefully with your lawyer before signing it if you have any questions.