Demand for cruising has increased 62 percent over the last 10 years and it is estimated that 25.8 million passengers are expected to take a cruise in 2017 alone. While these numbers have increased significantly from just a few short years ago, safety aboard these ships has, in many cases, not improved correspondingly.
Claims of injuries, assaults by crew and passengers, and violent illness have become increasingly commonplace. Furthermore, the publicity surrounding the robocall class action settlement has brought even more heightened scrutiny upon the cruise line industry. Unfortunately for our attorneys at Weinstein & Cohen that litigate these types of cruise line cases, these stories and sometimes their tragic endings come as no surprise.
In a quest to build bigger and better ships, the cruise lines have in essence created virtual floating cities. However, a fundamental lack in improved safety policies, antiquated maritime laws and contractual language that limits passenger’s rights, has created an ecosystem that can favor cruise lines to the detriment of cruise passengers.
However, the barriers to recovery following a cruise ship accident are not impenetrable and Weinstein & Cohen has extensive experience in handling cases involving cruise ship accidents. Special considerations such as venue selection and shortened statues of limitations are just some of the factors that need to be immediately addressed following a cruise ship accident.
For more information about how Weinstein & Cohen’s attorneys can help you following a cruise ship accident, wrongful death, or product liability claim, please call 305-374-1011, 239-793-3331 or visit fairnessforall.