Although cruise ships are rarely involved in accidents, accidents on cruise ships happen all the time. From falling objects to slip and falls, and from accidents on slides and swimming pools to accidents below deck, and even cruise ship rape and sexual assaults, passengers and cruise ship workers face a variety of risks for serious and debilitating injuries.
If you have been injured on a cruise ship, your legal rights depend in part on whether you are a passenger or an employee. As a passenger, your rights may be limited by the terms to which you agreed when you purchased your ticket. As an employee, your rights may be limited by the Jones Act and the law of “maintenance and cure.” However, for all individuals injured on cruise ships, immediate sources of compensation may be available; and, if you need financial help while your claim is pending, you can apply for pre-settlement funding from Injury Funds Now.
Just as multiple different factors can cause accidents on cruise ships, multiple parties may be liable for accident victims’ injuries. This is true for both passengers and workers. Depending on the cause of the accident and the particular circumstances involved, the parties that may be liable include:
When you file a claim for injuries sustained in an accident, it takes time to secure a financial recovery. Your lawyer needs time to build your case, and it takes time to negotiate a settlement or pursue a verdict at trial. But, with pre-settlement funding, you do not have to wait to secure financial compensation. To learn more, you can read: Pre-Settlement Funding – How It Works.
Located in Miami, Injury Funds Now provides lawsuit loans* in Florida and more than 30 other states nationwide. Whether your cruise departed from Florida or any other state around the country, we may be able to fund your case. To find out if you are eligible for funding, submit a free and confidential online application now.
*DISCLAIMER: The term "loan" or "loans," where used to describe lawsuit funding is not an accurate legal or financial definition of the transaction. IT IS NOT A LOAN. The transaction is a non-recourse purchase of a portion of the proceeds of a potential future case award or settlement. A loan is a transaction that always requires repayment. Our lawsuit funding only requires repayment if the plaintiff receives a favorable recovery. If the plaintiff loses their case, they do not repay anything.