Passenger & Recreational Boating
Paying passengers and guests who are injured on a boat or cruise ship may bring a claim and lawsuit against the boat owner. The boat owner can be sued for personal injuries if the boat owner's negligence causes an injury.
If you have been injured on a ferry boat, cruise liner, excursion boat, pleasure boats, or any other type of vessel, please contact the maritime law attorneys at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC for a free initial consultation and case evaluation. For more than 25 years, our maritime law attorneys have successfully represented thousands of people who were injured at sea.Boat Passenger Injury Lawyers
The passenger ticket is the contract for passage. In the contract, there is likely a one year time limitation to file. In other words, a lawsuit must be filed within one year of the injury or else the case can not be brought at all. There may also be a contractual notice period. The ticket/contract may require the injured passenger to give the boat owner notice of an injury within a period of time, e.g. 60 days.
In addition, the ticket/contract may also provide that a lawsuit must be filed in a certain location. For instance, Holland America's ticket (at least as of the time this was written) has a ticket that requires injury lawsuits to be brought in courts in Seattle, where they are headquartered.Don't Delay
From our offices in Seattle and Anchorage, we have helped thousands of injury victims obtain money damages for pain and suffering, lost past and future wages, and more. Why not hire an attorney who is focused exclusively on maritime law? Representing people injured at sea is all we do. Call our firm at 866-974-9633 to get started.