How To Know Which Firm To Refer A Cruise Ship Injury Case
First, if the client’s case is against Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Celebrity, Celebration, Disney—or many others—the case must be filed in Florida. Second, the statute of limitations is one year in most cruise ship injury cases, and there is a 6-month written notice requirement in most cruise ticket contracts.
The cruise lines know who is licensed in Florida. The cruise lines know which law firms regularly file cases against them. Our firm has 25 years of experience handling cruise ship injury claims for clients. Don’t just take our word for it. Google us. Type in the name of our lead attorney, Frank D. Butler, and add in the name of Carnival, Royal Caribbean, or Norwegian, etc., and see the names of cases we have filed and prosecuted for injured clients. Now type in the name of any other attorney to which you are considering referring your cruise ship client, and add in the name of a cruise line. The difference is we actually battle the cruise lines, and we obtain recoveries for the clients.
Many law firms in Florida talk about handling cruise ship cases—and list every type of injury case imaginable—but you cannot find where they have ever actually filed one suit in a cruise ship case. Don’t risk referring a cruise ship case to a firm that has never filed suit in a cruise ship case, and who will attempt to learn the ropes with your client’s case.
If you have a cruise ship injury case, and are getting nowhere with the claim representative, this is very common. The reason you are getting nowhere is for three fundamental reasons: 1. The claims representatives are buried in claims; 2. The claims representatives know the statute of limitations, but are not sure you do; 3. The claims representatives know out-of-state attorneys are not licensed to file suit in Florida. The claims representatives also recognize Florida “one-timer” law firms who will face the cruise lines’ well-practiced maritime attorneys. No one would recommend a person to a surgeon who had never performed one surgery. Experience matters.
You can have confidence in our 25 years of maritime practice and in our successfully representing clients against the cruise lines. Referral fees are always strictly observed and gladly paid.
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***None of the foregoing is legal advice and is not meant to give legal advice. Each case is different. This is why it is important to contact us on the specific facts of your case. What you say in making the claim can greatly affect your outcome.