CRUISE LINE ACCIDENT LAWYERS | MARITIME ACCIDENT LAWYERS
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and families of the recent cruise line shore excursion tragedy in Mexico. Sadly, such accidents occur with much more frequency than the cruise lines would like you to know. We are experienced in holding the cruise lines accountable for such shore excursion accidents.
Over 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, much of it navigable. Not including recreational vessels and naval vessels, as of 2011, the IMO (International Maritime Organization) estimated that there were in excess of 100,000 ships larger than 100 GT plying the World’s oceans. The World’s population of seafarers is estimated at well over 1 million and, in 2014, more than 22 million passengers cruised worldwide. In 2015, it is estimated that the worldwide cruise industry generated revenue of nearly $40 billion. Staggering numbers. . . .
We currently represent or have represented Clients against:
- Betty K Agencies, Ltd./Betty K Agencies (USA), LLC/Betty K VI, LLC
- Brittania Ships Services, Ltd.
- Carnival Cruise Lines
- Celebrity Cruises
- Crystal Cruises
- Dorick Navigation, SA
- Image Corporation
- International Cruise Services, Inc.
- New York Water Taxi/Circle Line Downtown
- Norwegian Cruise Line
- Port Everglades
- Royal Caribbean Cruises
- Steiner Transocean Limited
- Silversea Cruises
As a complement to our maritime/cruise line practice, we also currently represent or have represented clients against CVS Pharmacy, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Miami-Dade County, Publix Supermarkets, Wal-Mart Stores, and Winn-Dixie Stores.
Those of us familiar with life on the water know all too well that if it can happen on land, it can happen on the water — generally with more serious consequences. For example, as serious as a slip and fall in the grocery store may be, imagine the same accident on a moving cruise ship hundreds of miles from shoreside medical care or the same accident after working 7 days a week for months straight without a single day off.
At Eduardo J. Hernandez, LLC, we have the experience, know-how, and compassion to skillfully represent passengers, crewmembers, and others in Passenger Accident Claims, Crewmember Accident Claims, and other Maritime Accident Claims. Our Practice Areas include:
- Passenger Accident Claims Against Cruise Lines
- Crewmember Accident Claims Against Cruise Lines and Other Employers
- Longshore & Harborworker Accident Claims Against Cruise Lines and Other Shipowners
- Admiralty/Maritime Claims
In addition to a thorough understanding of the laws governing Passenger Claims for Injuries, Crewmember Claims for Injuries, and other Maritime Claims for Injuries, as well as extensive trial experience, our Team is uniquely qualified, from a medical standpoint, to assist injured clients and prepare their cases for the best possible outcome.