How And Where Do I File A Claim Against A Cruise Line in Florida?
If you’re injured while on a cruise, prior to going on a cruise you will be provided a very detailed ticket and oftentimes people discard them after the cruise but it’s very important to keep the ticket, it provides important information about where your claim has to be filed and in what time limit it has to be filed. Generally, the tickets for the various cruise lines provide that you need to provide a written notice letter within approximately 180 days after your injury and that suit must be filed within 1 year of your injury and oftentimes they specifically set forth where your claim needs to be filed. For instances, let’s say that you are on a Holland-America and you take a cruise out of Tampa and your claim needs to be filed in Seattle Washington and for Carnival it needs to be filed in Miami and these things are all contained on your ticket. If you’re involved in an injury while on a cruise ship you need to get a hold of a lawyer in Tampa, FL that’s qualified to handle cruise ship injuries, so that you do not miss the time frames in which to file written notice and your claim or that you file the claim in the wrong jurisdiction.