A Brief History of Royal Caribbean
When one thinks of Cruise Ships, Royal Caribbean International might be the first company that comes to mind. Founded in 1968, Royal Caribbean, or RCCL, has been a dominant Cruise Line for passengers around the world. Contrary to what the name suggests, Royal Caribbean sails around the world, not just the Caribbean. From mesmerizing ports like the one in Capetown, South Africa, to the equally beautiful port cities around the Arabian peninsula, Royal Caribbean takes hundreds of thousands of passengers each year on unique voyages to see the wonders of the world. RCCL currently has 26 ships in its fleet, including the Allure of the Seas, the largest cruise ship ever constructed, which has a capacity for 5,400 passengers.
Since its founding, RCCL has commanded the cruising industry with its continual pursuit of the creation of high-class vessels embellished with technological innovation and attractive entertainment for all kinds of guests. No matter where you are cruising, RCCL promises its passengers a beautiful vacation filled with wonder and safety, however, the latter might not always be properly fulfilled.
Injured On A Royal Caribbean Cruise?
Thousands of passengers every year sustain Injuries on cruise ships, regardless of the cruise line or the destination. What happens once you are injured, however, is largely dependent on which ship you chose to take. If you have been Injured on board an RCCL ship, your lawsuit claim must be filed in Federal Court in Miami, no matter where around the world you fell. This unknown fact places many unfortunate passengers who were victims of RCCL’s negligence in a whirlwind of confusing paperwork and misunderstandings which require an experienced maritime attorney to help solve.
What To Do If You Get Injured on a Royal Caribbean Cruise:
The very first step you should do if you are injured on board a cruise is make sure you receive the proper medical attention you need. Oftentimes, shipboard medical doctors misdiagnose injuries, so it is important that, when possible, you seek a second opinion on your injury immediately. If you are injured on board a RCCL Cruise, you, or somebody close to you, should also try and take photos of the location where you were injured, and make sure you do not wear the same shoes if you slipped as they might be admitted as evidence. Royal Caribbean International, like many other cruise companies, make their passengers sign contracts and documents that might interfere with the necessary legal course of action that follows a negligent injury, so make sure you do not sign anything without speaking with a lawyer first.
The next step you should take is speak with us. Many passengers frequently doubt the severity of their claim, and can either undermine or overestimate the value of their lawsuit. This is one major reason why you should always speak with a lawyer to find out how much you might be entitled to, and whether your claim is worth pursuing.
Suing cruise ships is no easy task; federal court poses a set of unique legal challenges distinct to Maritime Law which forces both the plaintiff and defense attorneys into a state of focus and litigation. You need experienced lawyers to sue cruise lines, and our office has over 60 combined years of representing injured passengers from around the world. Contact us today if you, or somebody you know, has been injured on an RCCL – or other- Cruise Line.