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FRANK D. BUTLER is an attorney in the State of Florida for the past 22 years and is licensed in every Court in Florida, including all state and federal courts. Frank is an avid outdoor enthusiast and represents people injured in boating accidents and cruise ship injuries. You should be careful to hire an attorney who knows the issues specific to cruise ship cases and boating accidents.

I grew up in Florida and have been around the boating and marine industry my entire life. I have filed suit against all of the cruiselines that operate in Florida and have successfully handled boating cases throughout Florida. It’s what we do. Maritime law is very complex and you need to make sure that the attorney you choose has experience in handling these types of cases.

Many attorneys advertise for boating injury and cruise ship cases. See our “Very Important Information” under the Cruise Ship button and our “10 Things You Need To Know” under the Boating Accidents button. If the attorney you are considering cannot answer these questions, you should consider whether they actually handle these types of cases.
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Why would an attorney just advertise for boating or cruise cases if they do not handle them? First, an attorney can refer your case to a maritime attorney and collect a referral fee. Second, an attorney can try to handle your boating or cruise ship claim even if they have never handled one at all. At our law firm we do not handle real estate law, bankruptcy, divorces, contracts, criminal law, probate, tax matters, medical malpractice, etc.

Your consultation with us is at absolutely no charge to you. There are no fees and no costs to you unless we win your case. See our Cruise Ship button and Boating Accidents button for very important information you should know regarding your claim. Maritime law imposes shorter statutes of limitation than most state courts.


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The Most Common Types of Injuries Cruise Ship Injuries Attorneys See

What Are Some Common Types Of Cruise Ship Injuries

Being cruise ship injuries attorneys gives us a unique perspective to be able to see many types of injuries that most people do not see. Most people believe that once they board a luxury liner that they do not have to worry any longer and they can just forget all of their cares. That is definitely not the case. What many cruisers do not understand is that many passengers who believed they would have a carefree vacation come back home seriously injured with medical bills, money lost on their travels, and significant time missed from work.

We also understand as cruise ship injuries attorneys that people do not come see us to say they had a great time at sea. People come to us when they need a lawyer after an injury has occurred, and rightfully so, because they trust our 25 years of practice.

Common Cruise Ship Injuries

So, what are common injuries we see as cruise ship injuries attorneys? First, fall downs around the pool are very common in the Tampa Bay area and Clearwater. Put simply, water, tanning oils, and polished teak wood decks do not mix. Once that floor gets wet, it is very slippery for someone who is walking on dry flooring and unexpectedly hits a patch of water. In these falls, we see knee injuries, broken legs, ankles, and arms, etc.

Slip and Fall

A second common injury we see is also a type of slip and fall, and that is when a passenger falls around the buffet table where food or fluids have been spilled. This too sounds simple, but “transitory substances” end up on the floor near the buffet tables where the attention of passengers is focused on the table and not on the floor.

Boarding and Disembarking

A third type of injury we commonly see is fall downs relating to entering or exiting the vessel. This is true even when talking about boarding the ship at port, whether in Tampa, Miami, Port Canaveral, or Ft. Lauderdale. Also, fall downs occur in foreign ports. New passengers may not know that ocean liners do not always moor at the docks in every port, and they must tender.

Tendering

In some foreign ports, a vessel — known as a “tender” — must transport passengers from the cruising vessel to get to dry land in the port. As cruise ship injuries attorneys, we have handled many cases involving injuries in the transfer of passengers during this process. You should be aware that tenders are influenced by the wind and waves in that port. Some of the worst injury cases we see come from passengers falling down between the tender vessel and the gangway.

Call Your Cruise Ship Injuries Attorneys at 888-BOAT-LAW

We are cruise ship injuries attorneys. We serve all of Clearwater, Tampa Bay and throughout all of Florida. If you were injured on a cruise ship, excursion, or tender vessel, call us at 888-262-8529 or contact us today to work for you on your claim.

Cruise Ship Injuries Attorneys | Clearwater | Frank D Butler | 888 Boat Law

What Are Some Common Types Of Cruise Ship Injuries

Being cruise ship injuries attorneys gives us a unique perspective to be able to see many types of injuries that most people do not see. Most people believe that once they board a luxury liner that they do not have to worry any longer and they can just forget all of their cares. That is definitely not the case. What many cruisers do not understand is that many passengers who believed they would have a carefree vacation come back home seriously injured with medical bills, money lost on their travels, and significant time missed from work.

We also understand as cruise ship injuries attorneys that people do not come see us to say they had a great time at sea. People come to us when they need a lawyer after an injury has occurred, and rightfully so, because they trust our 25 years of practice.

Common Cruise Ship Injuries

So, what are common injuries we see as cruise ship injuries attorneys? First, fall downs around the pool are very common in the Tampa Bay area and Clearwater. Put simply, water, tanning oils, and polished teak wood decks do not mix. Once that floor gets wet, it is very slippery for someone who is walking on dry flooring and unexpectedly hits a patch of water. In these falls, we see knee injuries, broken legs, ankles, and arms, etc.

Slip and Fall

A second common injury we see is also a type of slip and fall, and that is when a passenger falls around the buffet table where food or fluids have been spilled. This too sounds simple, but “transitory substances” end up on the floor near the buffet tables where the attention of passengers is focused on the table and not on the floor.

Boarding and Disembarking

A third type of injury we commonly see is fall downs relating to entering or exiting the vessel. This is true even when talking about boarding the ship at port, whether in Tampa, Miami, Port Canaveral, or Ft. Lauderdale. Also, fall downs occur in foreign ports. New passengers may not know that ocean liners do not always moor at the docks in every port, and they must tender.

Tendering

In some foreign ports, a vessel — known as a “tender” — must transport passengers from the cruising vessel to get to dry land in the port. As cruise ship injuries attorneys, we have handled many cases involving injuries in the transfer of passengers during this process. You should be aware that tenders are influenced by the wind and waves in that port. Some of the worst injury cases we see come from passengers falling down between the tender vessel and the gangway.

Call Your Cruise Ship Injuries Attorneys at 888-BOAT-LAW

We are cruise ship injuries attorneys. We serve all of Clearwater, Tampa Bay and throughout all of Florida. If you were injured on a cruise ship, excursion, or tender vessel, call us at 888-262-8529 or contact us today to work for you on your claim.

By : Butler Boating Accident & Injury Lawyer | July 5, 2017 | Cruise Ship Injuries