Below will be a few questions regarding lawsuits about cruise ship accidents:
Question: What is the time-limit for filing a lawsuit against a cruise line company?
Answer: This varies greatly on the provisions imprinted on the passenger ticket and the cruise ship line. For most of maritime injury cases, there is a three-year statute of limitations, but for the major cruise lines like Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruise, and others, they might require that the victim files their lawsuit within a one year period. Because the statute of limitations is vital for every personal injury case, contacting a cruise ship lawyer as soon as possible can make the difference whether the victim is able to file a lawsuit or not.
Question: Does my intent of filing a lawsuit have to be provided to the cruise line?
Answer: Like the statute of limitations, the intent of notice depends on the cruise ships contract. For the most part, cruise ship companies will require that the victim provides them with an intent to file a lawsuit within a certain period after being injured. If this rule is not followed, it may also affect the ability to file a lawsuit. For this reason, it is important to get in touch with a Miami maritime lawyer from Percy Martinez Law Firm.
Question: Where must I go to file my lawsuit?
Answer: Each ticket will state the provision as to where the claim can be filed. If the claim is not filed in the adequate location, it can also affect the outcome of the case. Obtaining a copy of the ticket and ensuring that the victim knows where to go if they decide to make a claim against the cruise line is essential, otherwise, the case may be dismissed. A federal district is the location where the majority of major cruise lines require that the victim file. Most claims will have to be made in Miami, FL.
Question: What will my case be worth?
Answer: There is no set amount that can be given for a case because each person’s case is unique in the degree of the injuries sustained and the circumstances of that accident. In addition, the quality of the lawyer and the amount of evidence that the victim has are factors that will also play a role on how much the victim will be compensated for.
Question: Will I be charged for filing a lawsuit?
Answer: Most of lawyer’s work on contingency fees. The terms of the fees should be clearly stated in the agreement between the plaintiff and their personal injury lawyer. For the most part, the victim would not have to pay anything only until their case has been won.