If you have been injured aboard a cruise ship, you may think that you have plenty of time to file a claim. However, the state of Florida has specific deadlines when it comes to filing claims, which is known in legal terms as the statute of limitations. It is also important to know that cruise ship contracts also have deadlines within which a passenger or employee must file a claim. The admiralty and maritime law attorneys at Hannon Legal Group regularly represent clients involved in various types of maritime accidents and can assist you if you have been injured.
Be Aware of Cruise Ship Contract Terms
Cruise ship lines often have specific terms regarding filing suits and an agreement with these terms is often given simply by the act of purchasing a ticket. These company terms could be substantially shorter than any Florida statute of limitations. In addition, the cruise line may also have a notice requirement, which means that you or your attorney must notify the cruise line that you intend to file a lawsuit against the company. This notice requirement is often an even shorter period of time and must be satisfied before you file the lawsuit.