Law Offices of Charles D. Naylor
839 S. Beacon Street, Suite 311
San Pedro, CA 90731
Princess Cruise Lines is among one of the largest and most popular cruise lines in the world. Thousands of passengers board the cruise ships of the Princess Cruise Lines fleet every year looking for adventure, fun, rest and relaxation.
Cruise ships in the Princess Cruises fleet include: Caribbean Princess, Coral Princess, Crown Princess, Dawn Princess, Diamond Princess, Emerald Princess, Golden Princess, Grand Princess, Island Princess, Ocean Princess, Pacific Princess, Royal Princess, Ruby Princess, Sapphire Princess, Sea Princess, Star Princess and Sun Princess.
Each of these cruise ships carry thousands of passengers as well as the cruise ship crew, including: cooks, housekeeping, hairdressers, dancers, singers, engineers and maintenance crew.
Nobody wants to go on vacation and suffer and injury. However, cruise ships are often quite crowded which can create opportunities for falling injuries. Also, in the spirit of creating a beautiful environment, cruise ships are designed to be aesthetically pleasing often at the sacrifice of passenger and crew safety - for example, poorly marked single step elevation changes, steps and stairways without adequate non-skid tread or missing handrails, and deck material that becomes unreasonably slippery when wet, including the pool deck.
If your or a loved one suffered an injury while vacationing on a Princess cruise ship, you have rights under the General Maritime Law of the United States to seek compensation from the cruise line for your injury. An experienced cruise injury attorney familiar with maritime law can best evaluate your injury, and circumstances of your accident to determine if a negligence claim can be made against the cruise line.
If you are a member of the crew, you are protected by the Jones Act, which allows employees to seek compensation from their employer and/or ship owner if the injury was caused by negligence or unseaworthiness.
Statute of Limitations
The ticket you purchased is also a contract, often referred to as your "passage contract." Your ticket will specify how much time you have to file a claim - however in most cases you have six months from the date of the injury to file notice of your claim, and one year from the date of injury to file your cruise injury claim.
Hiring a Los Angeles Cruise Injury Attorney
Your passage contract will also specify a specific location where your claim must be filed. In most cases, if you were injured on a Princess cruise ship or Cunard Lines ship, you will be required to file your claim in Los Angeles. Most often, Crystal Cruise Lines requires the claim the be filed in California.
The lawyers at the Law Offices of Charles D. Naylor have been handling cruise injury claims for more than 30 years. From our office in Los Angeles, overlooking the Los Angeles Cruise Terminal, our attorneys can help you seek the compensation you deserve - no matter where you live or where in the world the injury occurred.
Our attorneys are available for a no cost, no obligation consultation 24/7. To arrange a consultation, please call us today toll-free at 1-888-440-5829, or we invite you to fill out our ONLINE FORM.
LONGSHORE INJURY HOTLINE
CHARLES D. NAYLOR
Admiralty & Maritime Law
PETER S. FORGIE
GEORGE M. JONES
Admiralty & Maritime Law