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Did You Know? Florida Is The Cruise Ship Lawsuit Capital Of The United States

Thanks to its beautiful weather and world famous beaches, Florida is one of the most sought after destinations in the world when it comes to taking a cruise. In fact, millions of people from all over the world will visit Florida for some period of time each year while on a cruise.

Floridians themselves also enjoy cruises. One of the most popular cruises that people embark on from the ports of Tampa or Fort Lauderdale is the cruise to the Bahamas, which can last several days or even more than a week.

However, recent events have definitely shown that there are some risks when it comes to going on a cruise ship. You should be aware of these before your trip and alert to any problems that might unfold while you are on board.

The extreme popularity of cruising has led to an interesting situation for Florida: It is not only one of the biggest hubs when it comes to cruising, but is also considered the cruise lawsuit capital of the United States — and perhaps even the world.

As Cruises Grow In Florida, So Does The Potential For Serious Accidents

Even though there have been some issues on cruises lately, they are not really getting any less popular — at least not here in the United States. In 2013, the number of people in North America who took a cruise grew 4% to more than 17.5 million.

Of those, more than 6.1 million sailed from Florida — also an increase over previous figures.

This has created legal complications for Florida residents and others. Many cruise lines will insist that any wrongful injury suit involving their personnel or property must be filed in the state of Florida.

That’s true regardless of where the cruise departed from or completed — it’s part of the agreement passengers must sign with many top cruise lines, regardless of their origin.

It should come as no surprise that there are many potential places for an accident on any cruise. If you are injured as the result of negligence on a cruise, you should document the issue right away and contact a Florida-based lawyer you can trust as soon as you can.

Doing so could make the difference in collecting any damages owed to you.

No Matter Where You’ve Been Injured, Our Team Can Help You Get What You Deserve

When you are injured in an unusual situation, such as on a cruise ship, it might seem as if it would be very difficult to gather the details that you need in order to pursue your case.

It is true that there are special complications when the situation is unusual. However, acting quickly and in accordance with legal precedent is still your best bet, no matter the details.

When there are barriers to gathering evidence or finding out other things that you might need to know, such as the fact that an accident took place on a cruise ship, it’s more important than ever that you use lawyers who understand the intricacies of that kind of case.

You have the power at your fingertips when you decide to get more information from the team at Get Me Justice. While you should never make a final decision on choosing a lawyer based on a website, you are only a call or email away from a personalized case evaluation.

Contact us today to learn more and find out how we can help. In Sarasota, Venice, Bradenton, and St. Petersburg, we are the attorneys your friends and neighbors trust in personal injury cases.

Attorney David Goldman has a strong belief that everyone should be treated fairly and those with the means should do what they can to bring justice in all areas of our society. That belief has led him to help Florida's injured from being taken advantage of by corporations and insurance companies. Since 1989 David Goldman has been fighting for the rights of Floridians both as an attorney and by personally supporting our community.

Did You Know? Florida Is The Cruise Ship Lawsuit Capital Of The United States

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