Injury claims occur when a person is injured because of someone else’s negligence. These types of lawsuits are very common, and are meant to help the plaintiff cope with the damages he or she suffered during the negligent event.
The most important aspect in personal injury cases is to prove that the person or organization accused, otherwise known as the defendant, is responsible for the incident and the damages suffered by the plaintiff. Another important factor is uncovering these damages, and demanding compensation for all of the losses suffered by the plaintiff, including injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Cruise vacation injuries which result in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits don’t necessarily have to occur on the ship. Sometimes these incidents occur while the passenger is on excursion, or embarking onto or disembarking from the ship. Despite these exceptions, cruise ship personal injury cases usually stem from incidents which occur onboard the vessels, and may occur on the gangway, the tender, in the room, or in any other part of the ship.
Something to consider when filing a cruise ship injury lawsuit is that the cruise line must be sued in the city and state indicated on the cruise ticket. It does not matter where the victim is from or where the incident took place. For many major cruise lines, such as Royal Caribbean and Carnival, lawsuits must be filed in Miami, Florida. In addition to this, when a victim is about to file a lawsuit of this kind, it is very important that the victim be represented by a maritime attorney, as maritime and admiralty law governs these types of cases.