Accidents, theft and assault are not things passengers typically think about when they're going on a cruise. As a passenger on a cruise ship, you expect that both you and your belongings will be safe. Unfortunately, cruise ship companies often fail to provide their passengers with sufficient security, which can lead to serious injuries.
Negligent cruise ship companies and improperly trained security guards employed by the cruise lines can leave you vulnerable to accidents while onboard. If you or a loved one has been seriously hurt while on a cruise ship due to negligent security, the attorneys at Hickey Law Firm are here for you.
Give our Miami office a call at (855) 757-4200 for a free case evaluation. Our experienced litigators proudly serve clients in Miami, Florida and all over the world.
Who can be Held Liable?
Cruise lines have a duty to deliver adequate security measures to their passengers and crewmembers, as well as take reasonable steps to prevent any foreseeable harm. Proper safety training and informed security personnel can help achieve both of these things. However, proper security is not always provided and can constitute negligence.
Negligent security can happen in several different ways, including:
- Negligent security personnel
- Insufficient training of security personnel
- Poor hiring practices employed by the cruise line
- Improper security equipment
Under admiralty law, the cruise line can be held liable for any injury or damages that occur due to a lack of proper (or negligent) security.
Accidents and Injuries Caused by Negligent Security
Passengers and crewmembers are at risk for serious injuries when a cruise line fails to provide adequate security, including:
- Ship-to-shore excursion injuries
- Slip and falls
- Sexual assault or rape
It's important to know that you only have a short time to pursue a claim for an injury suffered while on a cruise ship. That's why you should seek the help of our experienced maritime lawyers as quickly as possible.
How Hickey Law Firm can Help
At Hickey Law Firm, we understand that an injury sustained while on a cruise ship can be life altering. Our team will work tirelessly to fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.
Compensation awarded in negligent security cases can be used to cover expenses such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Psychological treatment
- Current and ongoing medical expenses
To fully determine if you have a valid negligent security case, our lawyers will speak with you in person to discuss the unique circumstances surrounding your claim.
Contact Our Maritime Attorneys in Miami Today
John H. (Jack) Hickey and our experienced team of attorneys will fight for your rights. Together, we have fought for the rights of cruise ship victims all around the world. With extensive experience gained from representing cruise lines, insurance companies and other corporations, we can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.
To speak with our experienced legal team, give our office a call at (855) 757-4200 or via our online form for a free case evaluation. We represent injured victims of negligent cruise ship security in Miami, Florida and all around the world.