Cruise Ship Accidents: Injured Passengers

Cruise ships may feel like floating hotels, but they carry a different set of risks, and different laws apply when something goes wrong.

At Frischhertz Poulliard Frischhertz & Impastato LLC, we help people who have been hurt in a cruise ship accident, both off the coast of Louisiana and in more distant waters. We help injured passengers seek compensation after incidents such as:

  • Falls on slippery decks
  • Injuries and drowning in onboard pools and as a result of man overboard situations
  • Food poisoning
  • Norovirus
  • Assault, sexual assault and other violent crimes

We also represent surviving family members in cases involving wrongful death on cruise ships. Whether you believe the cruise ship company, a crew member or another passenger is at fault for the accident, we can help guide you through your options.

Experienced Guidance Through Complicated Laws

Accidents afloat are governed by a different set of laws than similar accidents on land, and cruise ship companies and employees have different responsibilities than workers at a hotel or resort. The ticket you booked may set out specific timelines and rules you must file when making a claim against the company. Many cruise ships are registered in foreign countries, which can further complicate matters.

The attorneys at Frischhertz Poulliard Frischhertz & Impastato LLC have more than 75 years of combined experience helping injured people. We understand the nuances of maritime law and can help you understand your rights and the best way to proceed.

Call Us As Soon As Possible After An Injury

If you or a family member gets hurt on a cruise, you should certainly report what happened to the ship's authorities and seek medical attention. Do not delay in giving us a call to help make sure you give your claim the best possible chance of success. We offer free consultations with smart, driven lawyers. Call our New Orleans office at 504-264-9915 or 866-920-5611, or send us an email.