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Cruise Ship Injuries — What To Do

Despite being in a landlocked city, our firm receives a number of inquiries about injuries sustained on cruise ships. As more and more ships depart from the port of Galveston, the inquiries are increasing.

Here are a few important things everyone should know regarding cruise ship injuries:

  1. The normal Statute of Limitations may not apply to injuries sustained on a cruise ship. Look at the ticket or other documents — you probably agreed in advance to accept a shorter deadline for filing suit on such injuries. Some deadlines are as short as six months.
  2. If you do suffer an injury aboard a cruise ship, immediately report the incident in writing to the security department on the ship.
  3. Keep a copy of your written report and ask for a copy of the ship’s incident report.
  4. Take photographs of the scene of the incident before any changes occur. If that is not possible, take photographs anyway.
  5. Make a note of the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of every person who witnessed to the incident.
  6. Go to the ship’s doctor to get treatment for your injury.
  7. If necessary, go to a shore side doctor at the next port of call.
  8. Contact a lawyer as soon as possible.

Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

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The title of this blog reflects my attitude toward those government agencies and insurance companies that routinely mistreat injured or disabled people. As a Dallas, Texas lawyer, I've spent more than 45 years trying to help those poor folk, and I have been frustrated daily by the actions of the people on the other side of their claims. (Sorry if I offended you...)

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