Oakland Cruise Ship Accident Lawyer
Accidents aboard cruise ships are all-too-common. Most of these injuries are not caused by cruise ships crashing or sinking. Instead, passengers are likely to get hurt the same as they would on other negligently-maintained premises. Passengers slip on uncleaned decks, get food poisoning, fall over unsafe railings, and otherwise succumb to accidents caused by the neglect of cruise ship staff and crew.
Accidents aboard a cruise ship can be especially dangerous. Injured passengers either have to wait for the vessel to approach land or leave the cruise ship in a helicopter to fly to the nearest hospital. People have their vacations ruined, and they suffer severe injuries and financial losses because of unnecessary injuries they encounter onboard cruise ships.
The Oakland cruise ship accident lawyers at Venardi Zurada have unique experience and expertise when it comes to maritime injury claims. We have a wealth of seafaring knowledge as well as a dedicated admiralty law practice, and we bring that combination of experience and expertise to bear in helping our clients get the recovery they are owed when they are injured by the negligence of cruise ship operators.
Accidents on a Cruise Ship
Injuries sustained on cruise ships fall under federal “maritime” or “admiralty” laws. Maritime injury claims have different standards than regular personal injury claims. It is vital to retain an attorney who is experienced in these unique cases. Cruise ships impose contractual limitations of liability and location requirements in the contracts you sign. Maritime injury cases thus involve a complex amalgamation of federal law, state law, contract law, and admiralty law. Cruise ship lawsuits also include taking on some of the biggest cruise lines in litigation.
The cruise ship injury legal team at Venardi Zurada has a unique combination of experience practicing maritime law as well as living and working on navigable waters. We know the law, we know the industry, and we are prepared to go head-to-head with the biggest corporate defendants. The sooner you speak with a maritime attorney at Venardi Zurada, the better your chances are of making a substantial recovery.
Accidents on a Cruise Ship
Some of the most common types of injuries that cruise ship passengers suffer are similar to those that lead to premises liability lawsuits. The owner or operator, in this case the cruise ship company, is responsible for keeping its premises safe for all of the ship’s passengers. When they fail in that duty and passengers are injured as a result, they can be held liable.
At Venardi Zurada, LLP, we represent cruise ship passengers who have suffered all types of injuries aboard cruise ships, including the following:
- Slip-and-fall injuries
- Trip-and-fall injuries
- Injuries caused by falling objects
- Head, neck, back and spinal cord injuries
- Injuries caused by unsafe gangways
- Sexual or physical assault by staff or other passengers
- Food poisoning
- Swimming pool injuries
- Falling overboard
- Damages caused by negligent medical care onboard a ship
- Injuries caused by poor maintenance of decks, staircases, elevators, or railings
- Injuries caused by inadequate lighting
- Injuries caused by lack of security
Dedicated Maritime Lawyers Helping Cruise Ship Accident Victims
If you or someone you care about has been hurt on a cruise ship in the Bay Area, the seasoned and knowledgeable Oakland cruise ship accident lawyers at Venardi Zurada can help you get the recovery you deserve. We know the ins and outs of maritime law, and we bring our unique admiralty experience to bear in securing compensation for cruise ship accident victims. If we are able to take your case, there is never any fee or expense to you of any kind until you get the recovery you are owed. We pay all litigation costs upfront, and we only get paid if you get paid. Call 925-937-3900 or contact us online for a free consultation.