Spending time on boats is an integral part of life to many people in Florida. Every year in Florida there are hundreds of boating accidents, causing millions of dollars in damage. Unfortunately, many people are injured each year on or by different types of watercraft as a result of someone else's negligence. People can become personal injury victims by sustaining injuries in boat, yacht, or jet ski crashes. People may also be injured in commercial boating and cruise ship accidents in which no collision occurred.
If you have been injured in a boating accident of any kind, it is important to consult with a personal injury lawyer. Boating and watercraft accidents can be very complex, involving state, federal and maritime regulations, and should be entrusted to a personal injury attorney. If you or a loved one has been involved in a boating accident anywhere in or near Florida, you may be entitled to compensation. The lawyers and staff at the Law Offices of K.L. Foote have the financial resources and experience to help you pursue the maximum compensation available for your injuries or loss in any type of boating accident.
As a Florida accident attorney, Kenneth Foote will be on your side to help you get through this difficult time and work to get you the compensation you or your loved ones deserve for your injuries. The Statute of Limitations sets very stringent time limits for you to file a personal injury claim, and thus it is important that you act quickly. Contact The Law Offices of K.L. Foote to schedule a free consultation regarding your personal injury claim. There is never a fee unless we recover for you.
Cruise Ship Injuries
When a person takes a cruise, their ticket is a legally binding contract. The contract differs based on the cruise line involved, but may involve the following kinds of limits if you are injured:
- You normally must provide written notification of your injury to the home office of the cruise line within six-months. If you don't, you will be prohibited by law from making your claim.
- There is typically a requirement that any lawsuit be filed within one year. If not, you will be prevented from suing the cruise line.
Beyond the time limits for filing claims, cruise lines are very sophisticated at protecting themselves from personal injury claims. Typically, cruise lines will have an injured person sign a statement of how an accident happened and what part of their body was injured. People will typically sign the statement, not knowing that it will later be brought out in court to show what they said immediately after the accident.
It takes a sophisticated and experienced lawyer to handle a cruise line injury successfully. You should hire a Florida civil attorney who knows the ins and outs of these cases and not an out of state lawyer. Contact The Law Offices of K.L. Foote to schedule a free consultation regarding your personal injury claim. There is never a fee unless we recover for you.
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