Our cruise ship passenger injury law firm has represented injured passengers in claims against Norwegian Cruise Line for decades. Norwegian controls approximately 8% of the total worldwide share of the cruise market and maintains its corporate headquarters and in-house legal defense team in Miami just a few miles from the Port of Miami and the United States Federal Courthouse.
According to the NCL passenger contract all claims must be “commenced, filed and litigated, if at all, before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida in Miami, Florida, U.S.A., or as to those lawsuits for which the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida” within one year of the date of the incident. This means that regardless of where in the world a passenger is injured while aboard an NCL vessel the claim must be processed in Federal Court in Miami. To read the entire NCL passenger ticket contract click here.
Currently our office has several claims filed against NCL on behalf of passengers who were injured aboard their cruise ships. Not all cruise ship accidents are cases. People slip and fall all the time aboard cruise ships, and frequently sustain injuries ranging from twisted ankles, broken arms and legs, to serious spinal trauma and brain injuries. However, it is important to understand that not every injury sustained on an NCL ship is by definition a case. In order to successfully win a NCL cruise ship accident case-one has to prove that the accident was caused in whole or in part by the cruise line.