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Wrongful Death Cases & Cruise Line Liability

Seeking Justice for Your Family

After losing a loved one in any situation, you can suffer substantial grief and emotional distress. If the death was the result of another party's negligence aboard a cruise ship, the grief may be even more overwhelming. You will likely have many questions during this time.

We understand that this is a terrible time and that you want answers. We also know that you may be facing medical bills and loss of income. This is the time to get help from an experienced maritime and admiralty injury lawyer.

Michael C. Black, P.A. has been handling maritime and admiralty wrongful death cases for decades. Our attorney will treat your family with compassion and respect as we work to get the compensation to which you are entitled.

Please call our Miami office at (305) 964-8792. Your consultation is free.

Florida Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA)

The Death on the High Seas Act provides families with the right to recover damages from the liable cruise ship party for wrongful death that was caused by negligence or a problem with the vessel. The Florida Wrongful Death Act is another law that allows families of a wrongful death victim to sue for damages, including those who died while in Florida state territorial waters. Using our knowledge of the laws, we can explain your options to you and build a strong case that serves your family's best interests.

Our lawyer provides representation to the families of cruise ship passengers, seamen and harbor and longshore workers. Filing a wrongful death claim against a cruise operator requires a detailed knowledge of maritime law and experience with the restrictions commonly included in cruise contracts.

We can help families who lost a loved one in any type of accident related to a cruise ship, such as:

Experienced Miami Cruise Ship Injury Attorney

Under maritime law, families of deceased seamen have three years to file a wrongful death suit. However, it is usually a good idea to contact a wrongful death attorney as soon as you can. It is easier to conduct an investigation and gather evidence if less time has passed.

We are Ready to Listen.

Our Miami maritime attorney understands the seriousness of your situation and we want to help. For a free consultation, please call us at (305) 964-8792 or contact our law firm using our online form. We represent people from Florida, throughout the United States and foreign countries.

At Michael C. Black, P.A. we will provide you with compassionate representation and attentive counsel. As we pursue just compensation for your family, we can answer your questions and offer legal guidance regarding your situation.

Other Wrongful Death Cases

On our personal injury blog we follow several other cases where negligence led to the death of passengers or crew members of passenger or cargo ships. To learn more, check out some of the below blog posts:

If you have suffered the loss of a loved one in a similar type of accident- contact Michael C. Black, P.A. today to discuss your situation. We are here to help.

Pursuing Compensation for Wrongful Death

Our Miami cruise ship injury attorney will treat your family with the respect they deserve. We offer a free case evaluation to each of our clients who have lost a loved one. During this assessment, we can help you determine the appropriate route to take to help your family move forward.

As the loved one of a decedent who lost his or her life to wrongful death, you may be entitled to receive compensation for the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of income
  • Pain and suffering experienced by the decedent
  • Loss of companionship

Do not wait to find out what legal options are available to you. Call today!

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  • Attentive & Communicative with Every Client
  • Free Phone Consultations Available
  • Board-certified in Maritime & Admiralty Law
  • Over 25 Years of Experience