Ive Been Injured on a Cruise How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit and When Should I Contact

Q
Ive been injured on a cruise. How long do I have to file a lawsuit and when should I contact a New York maritime attorney?
A
The length of time that you have to file a cruise injury claim may depend on the terms of your cruise ticket. In most cases your cruise ticket acts as a contract between you and the cruise line and, since the cruise line and its attorneys drafted the contract, they often limit the amount of time that you have to file a claim.

While the time may vary, industry standards seem to be that you must notify the cruise line within six months of the date of your accident, and you must file your legal claim within one year of the date of the accident.

Accordingly, it is important that you contact a New York maritime attorney as soon as possible. An experienced New York cruise accident lawyer can investigate your case, advise you of your rights and meet all applicable deadlines if you notify the attorney far enough ahead of the contract imposed deadline.

You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain, from contacting a New York cruise injury attorney as soon as possible after your accident. Do not let a simple delay prevent you from recovering the damages to which you may be legally entitled and the damages which can make a big difference to your future. To reach an experienced New York maritime lawyer, please call 1-800-362-9329 or 1-800-362-9329 today to discuss your rights and potential recovery.