There are more cruise ships that sail out of South Florida than anywhere else in the world. Most of the cruise ship companies are household names: Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Celebrity, and more. But many people do not know that most of the ships themselves for eign-countries/1760759/”>are not registered in the United States.
Foreign flags of convenience
— NCL America’s Pride of America—is registered in the United States. Other ships fly “flags of convenience” from countries like Liberia, Panama, and the Bahamas. .
The cruise ship industry likes to cite U.S. regulations that ‘force’ them to fly under foreign flags, but industry watchdogs say these large corporations seek American dollars and primarily serve American customers, while at the same time seeking to skirt American safety and consumer protection laws.
Caitlin Burke analyzed this debate in her paper . Says Burke, “Cruise lines have been circumventing U.S. statutes and regulations since … the 1920s. …the nations whose open registries have become the most popular… tend to be those who possess the most lax labor, safety and environmental codes.”
Representing Cruise Ship Victims
The attorneys at Thomas and Pearl represent passengers and crew members that have been injured on cruise ships, or on cruise ship sponsored excursions, or on cruise ship tenders that take passengers to shore. Our team has the knowledge and experience to litigate maritime and admiralty personal injury claims against large cruise ship corporations.
Cruise line companies include contract provisions the passenger ticket that must be accepted that shorten the time to file a claim.
In some cases, this can be as short as six months. Additionally, cruise lines often force passengers to sign waivers before participating in many shipboard activities. It’s important to understand your rights under the law if you have been harmed while a passenger on a cruise line.
The Thomas and Pearl team will provide free consultation to cruise ship passengers and crew members that have suffered from a slip and fall accident, crimes, assaults and more.
Have you or a loved one been injured while on a cruise ship?
If you or a loved one has been a passenger, or if you or a loved one has been a crew member injured, assaulted, or fallen ill on a cruise ship, tanker, motorboat, personal water craft or any other vessel, you can receive compensation for your pain, suffering, and medical expenses. The attorneys at Thomas and Pearl want to speak to you.
$150 MILLION in verdicts and settlements
Injuries that occur at sea are different than general personal injury cases. Thomas & Pearl attorneys have the skills and training, plus the financial resources necessary to take on the big cruise ship companies, and to negotiate settlements despite ‘flags of convenience. Ask about our experience as attorneys helping victims of cruise ship accidents.
Ask about the more than $150M (MILLION) dollars in recent and past jury verdicts and settlements we have gained for our clients.
We’ll evaluate your case situation with you, develop a strategy to win or successfully negotiate the highest amount of compensation for you.
Experienced legal help can make the difference between a successful resolution and losing in court. And you pay nothing unless we get that successful resolution for you.
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