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Thousands of passengers are injured on cruise ships, tenders, and excursions every year. Most return home and consult a local attorney about their legal rights. If you live in a location that does not have an experienced cruise ship injury lawyer, the lawyer may not know that most cruise lines insert a one year statute of limitations clause in their contract of carriage or tickets. Almost all cruise lines also require that any actions be filed in the United States District Court Southern District Miami Division, also known as Federal Court. Only certain lawyers who pass a rigid examination are qualified to practice in Federal Court. Spencer Aronfeld has been licensed to practice law since 1991.


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Aronfeld Trial Lawyers has successfully represented passengers from around the world who have been injured on a cruise ship for over twenty years. As of today, every client we have represented has received compensation for their cruise ship injury. 

Our maritime accident and injury law firm in Miami is dedicated to holding cruise lines accountable for injuries sustained by passengers.  If you or anyone you know has been hurt on a cruise, it is very important to consult with an experienced cruise ship accident attorney quickly.  Most cruise lines require that claims be submitted in writing within 180 days of the incident and that suits be filed in the Federal Court in Miami, no matter where in the world the accident may have occurred, and regardless of where the claimant is from.


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Cruise lines are responsible for the injuries that passengers sustain on and off the ship. Florida law is clear that cruise lines have a non-delegable responsibility to make sure that passengers are safe when being transported between the ship and shore.

If you have been injured on a cruise ship, tender or in port, it is important that you seek immediate medical care and report the incident. Cruise lines often defend cases based upon a “lack of reported incident.” Also, immediately consult with an experienced passenger injury lawyer who is admitted to practice in Federal Court.


Often an injured passenger returns home and several months pass before a local attorney is even consulted. If that attorney is unfamiliar with how to proceed in a cruise ship injury case, they inadvertently jeopardize the client’s right to compensation by not filing the law suit in the correct court within the prescribed one-year time limit.


We accept and welcome referrals from out of state attorneys and pay the maximum referral fees permitted by the Florida Bar. We encourage any attorney that has been contacted regarding a potential cruise line injury case to contact us. If you or a client has been injured on a cruise ship or during a cruise, please contact us for a confidential and free legal consultation. Call us toll-free at 1-866-597-4529.


We have obtained millions of dollars in compensation for injured cruise ship passengers. We are constantly filing lawsuits against Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity and other cruise lines around the world in Federal Court. Since 1991, our law firm has helped injured passengers hold the cruise lines accountable. We work hard to get our clients compensation for lost wages, medical expenses and pain and suffering. The cruise lines are part of multi-billion dollar industry and employ the most aggressive and experienced maritime lawyers–which is why you need experienced legal counsel on your side too. Call Spencer Aronfeld today, Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer.


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Frequently asked questions

Can you sue a cruise ship?

Yes. You could sue a cruise ship if you were a victim of a cruise ship accident, medical negligence on the ship, or an excursion accident.

How do I file a claim against a cruise?

If you have been injured on a cruise ship, you must file the claim at the cruise ship’s headquarters. Since your injury could have occurred in international waters, maritime laws may apply to the case. You can take the help of attorneys who focus on cruise ship accidents and have an in-depth understanding of maritime law to help you with your case. You typically have one year to file the claim.

What happens if you get hurt on a cruise?

The first thing you should do when you get hurt on a cruise is to report your injury and accident. You can go to the medical office and submit an accident report or visit the Purser’s desk. Your report will automatically trigger an investigation. If you feel you have been injured due to the cruise ship’s fault, report it immediately. Note the incident history and insist the company follows the standard procedures to investigate the issue. Then, contact a maritime personal injury attorney to help you with your claim.

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