One of the largest and most important ports in the United States is the Port of Brooklyn. The Port of Brooklyn, or the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, sees hundreds of cruise ships a year in the massive 200,000 square foot terminal space on the Buttermilk Channel facing the Statue of Liberty. The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal is the largest cruise terminal in the state of New York, followed by the Cape Liberty Cruise Port in New Jersey and the Manhattan Cruise Terminal in Hell’s Kitchen. The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal was voted the best cruise ship port in the United States by Princess Cruises (NYCruise, 2022), and is surrounded by great restaurants in a growing Brooklyn commercial community. Ships from the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal ship all around the United States, the Caribbean, and even go to Europe.
If you or somebody you know sustained an injury at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, it is vital you consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who understands maritime law and premise liability. Claims can be made against the New York Port Authority for passenger injuries on port, but depending on the situation, the cruise line may also be responsible.
If you or somebody you know has been injured on a cruise ship, you might be entitled to compensation. Unbeknownst to many cruise ship passengers vacationing around the world, the information concerning the required location for where lawsuits must be filed is almost always discretely included on the back of the ticket or confirmation email. This means that, no matter where in the world an injury might have taken place, the location where one must appear in court when filing a lawsuit against the cruise ship company is predetermined and oftentimes in an entirely unrelated city from where the vacation took place. Most of the time, that city is Miami, FL, and the headquarters for Aronfeld Trial Lawyers happens to be a short drive from both the Port of Miami and the Federal CourtHouse in downtown Miami.
If you or somebody you love has been involved in an accident on board a cruise ship, it is important you reach out to our experienced personal injury and maritime team of attorneys who have decades of combined experience defending those who suffered the consequences of companies putting profit ahead of our safety. Contact us today for a free consultation!
If you are injured while onboard a cruise, in a terminal, port of call, or during a shore excursion that was purchased through the cruise line it’s important to consult as soon as possible with an experienced cruise injury law firm, since the major cruise lines all have a well-funded army of warriors ready to defend them against any potential claim.
Federal maritime law requires that the injured party prove that the cruise line had some form of advanced notice of the dangerous condition before the incident occurred. In other words, the cruise line has to know or should have known that the deck was wet and slippery before you fell. This is often a difficult and sometimes impossible legal hurdle to overcome.
One of the first things that our maritime law firm that sues Carnival and other major cruise lines does when we investigate a potential slip and fall on a cruise ship is we obtain and preserve the CCTV footage of the incident. Most of these major cruise lines have CCTV cameras throughout the shift. Without a specific request put in place for them to preserve the surveillance video they will often “destroy it”.
CCTV footage is essential to not only prove that the accident occurred but to prove why and how it happened. Without it, it is sometimes difficult to understand how somebody fell. Most people who get injured on a cruise have no idea what caused them to slip and fall. They just know that they got hurt.
We offer anyone who may have been injured while on a cruise an initial legal consultation free of charge by SKYPE, email, or telephone, toll-free at 1-888-742-0372. Our lawyers have a combined legal experience of nearly 50 years, holding cruise lines accountable for putting their profits ahead of your safety. Let our lawyers help you obtain the compensation you may be entitled to for lost wages, medical expenses, travel reimbursement, loss of the enjoyment of the cruise, and pain and suffering. Call us today. We are ready to help.
This can sometimes be a complicated answer, but many times cruise lines will provide passengers with that information on the back of their cruise ticket or confirmation receipt. Most of the time, cruise ship accident claims around the world have to be filed in federal court in Miami.
There are many factors that present themselves when an unfortunate injury takes place on a cruise.
The very first thing that we recommend passengers do is make sure you receive the proper medical treatment for your injury.
Secondly, you should try and make sure that the area and reasoning for your injury is well documented by a friend or family member, either by taking pictures or reporting it to the cruise ship crew. Cruise lines often try their best to make it seem as though an incident never occurred, so it is oftentimes the responsibility of the passenger to make sure that your incident is reported and understood cohesively.
Thirdly, we recommend that before signing any documents handed to you by the Cruise line, you try to speak with an attorney about your case to see how you can appropriately handle the future of your claim. Right after an incident, it is likely that crew members will provide you with contracts and documents which might include agreements you are unaware of. These documents are often designed to interfere with the possibility of justice, so it is important to try and stay calm and avoid signing things you do not have to.
Every cruise accident case is different. The value of a case is dependent upon several factors including how serious the injury is, the total amount of medical bills in the past and future, lost wages, as well as how easy or difficult it will be to prove how the accident happened. Since every case is different we strongly recommend that you contact us as soon as possible so that we can help you understand your case, its value and protect your legal rights.
Since most cruise lines require the lawsuit to be filed against them within one year of the date of the incident in federal court, the process moves relatively quickly compared to other typical types of personal injury cases that may happen on land or as a result of a car accident. We are able to get our client’s cases resolved typically within a year of the date that they hire us. Sometimes much quicker depending upon the facts of the case. Rarely do these cases last more than a year to resolve, but it all depends on the injury, the liability, and how eager both parties are to get the case settled or tried by a jury.
Miami-based Aronfeld Trial Lawyers was established by Board Certified Trial Lawyer, Spencer Aronfeld in 1991. The firm represents cases resulting in serious injuries in the areas of Defective Product Liability, Maritime Law, Automobile Accidents, Premises Liability, Cycling Accidents, Slip and Fall Incidents, Wrongful Death, Medical and Dental Malpractice, Civil Rights Claims, Workplace Injuries, Sexual Assault, and others. Every client receives the full benefit of our experience, our resources, and our commitment. The practice of personal injury law is our calling. We are a firm of high-profile, nationally recognized legal advocates who work for you, our client, never big business. All attorneys and staff members at the firm are bilingual speaking Spanish. To learn more, visit https://www.aronfeld.com/ or contact Aronfeld Trial Lawyers directly at (305) 441-0440.