Cruise ship accidents


Although cruise ships are a great way to travel and vacation on the open waterways, these luxury liners are often the scene of accidents, injuries and crime. It is important to note that the laws at sea differ from normal tort laws, and the complex nature of admiralty or maritime laws may limit the right to recovery of the injured party. These different bodies of law can restrict the amount of time you or your loved one have to file a claim or law suit. It is also very common for the cruise line to have passengers sign waivers for certain activities aboard the ship and on excursions ashore. These circumstances make cruise ship claims and law suits very complex and stressful. At Franklin D. Azar & Associates, P.C., our knowledgeable attorneys have the experience to interpret these complex laws and provide you with professional representation.


Many accidents and injuries happen aboard cruise ships, and it is not uncommon for crime to take place on these luxury liners. Our attorneys are experienced in representing passengers and crew who have suffered injuries or incidents of crime including:

  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Assault, Rape, or Sexual Molestation
  • Assault by crew members or other passengers
  • Persons missing at sea
  • Wrongful death
  • Off-ship excursion accidents
  • Acts of crime by crew members


At Franklin D. Azar & Associates, P.C., we are highly experienced in dealing with maritime and admiralty laws, contract law, and the waivers used by the cruise lines. The time to file a claim is limited under the complex laws of sea travel. If you have suffered a cruise ship accident or injury, or been a victim of crime aboard a cruise ship, do not hesitate to call us today.