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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.

You can be confident in relying on our zealous and effective Oakland personal injury lawyers:

  • We have served Northern California for over 35 years.

  • Our attorneys have been honored with numerous accolades, including SuperLawyers, AV Rating, and Top 100 Trial Attorney Awards.

  • In our decades of legal service to the community, we have garnered a substantial reputation. We are respected by opposing counsel, feared by insurance companies, and followed by jurors.

  • We combine Big Firm experience with boutique office attention and care. Several of our attorneys have experience working for the biggest law firms in the country, including the most prominent maritime defense law firm. Our attorneys rely on that big-firm know-how but prefer the personal touch of a smaller firm, allowing us to provide individualized and attentive representation to each of our clients.

  • We’ve been through it, too. Attorney Mark Venardi had to personally deal with a medical malpractice injury he suffered at a time when he was working a blue-collar job on an offshore oil rig; he knows what it’s like to be a working man dealing with a personal injury. He built his way up to working for the biggest maritime defense firm in the country, before deciding to focus on helping people like himself who were hurt by negligence and mistreatment from others.

  • We like to fight for the underdog. Attorney Martin Zurada is an immigrant and the son of immigrants who tirelessly worked his way up through education and experience to attain the American dream. Even though he has served in large, high-level litigation law firms, he prefers helping clients directly, fighting against injustices, and securing victories for the little guy who has been wronged.

  • We win. We have secured multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. In our combined tenure, we have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients across our broad areas of practice.

  • We care first and foremost about our clients. We dedicate ourselves to serve each and every client personally, and we make ourselves available to our clients around the clock.

  • There is no cost to you until we win. If we don’t make a recovery for you, we will not collect a fee. And all initial consultations are free of charge.

Dedicated Areas of Practice

We offer a wide range of litigation services for Oakland personal injury and employment law clients. Specifically, our areas of dedicated practice span the following issues:

Employment Law. California employers must assure proper pay to employees and comply with a variety of rules and regulations to prevent discrimination and unfair treatment of employees. We represent victims of wage and hour violations, employment discrimination, workplace harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and any other form of California workplace mistreatment. If you believe you were treated inappropriately at work, we can help.

Personal Injury. If you’ve been injured due to another’s negligence, you deserve compensation. That’s where we come in. As Oakland personal injury attorneys, we right the wrongs done to our clients. And we do it at our cost during the entire duration of your case. There is never any fee until we win. Give us a call if you have been hurt in a car accident, by a toxic spill or contamination, as a result of medical malpractice, due to abuse or neglect, in a maritime accident, by a vicious animal attack, or any other incident caused by someone else’s negligence.

The Sooner You Speak to an Oakland Injury Lawyer, the Stronger Your Chances for Recovery Will Become.

Contact the Oakland injury lawyers at Venardi Zurada today, and let’s get started. We are available to talk any time, so whether you call, email or chat online, we’ll respond and set up an appointment to meet you. We have several Spanish speakers in the office and welcome the opportunity to cater our services to Oakland’s Spanish-speaking population. You pay no fee until we win for you, so you have nothing to lose by contacting our office for a free consultation. The sooner you call, the faster we can start getting results for you. Call 925-937-3900.

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