I’d like to thank personal injury attorney Spencer Aronfeld for providing this guest blog. Spencer is an attorney with the personal injury law firm Aronfeld Trial Lawyers located in South Florida. I hope you find the blog informative and interesting!
My name is Spencer Aronfeld, and I sue cruise ships on behalf of injured passengers. We receive calls and emails from injured passengers and their lawyers from around the world, asking for our help in suing Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Disney, Holland America, and Norwegian Cruise Lines. Typically a passenger either slips and falls or trips and falls aboard a cruise ship. Slippery wet decks, dimly lit staircases, and raised thresholds create high risks for fall-down accidents. They happen all the time on virtually every ship, every day.
It is not uncommon for us to receive a call more than a year after the date of the incident, since the majority of people aren’t thinking about hiring a cruise ship lawyer, and most do not even want to make a claim. They are on these ships looking for a vacation, not a law suit.
But as time passes, medical bills increase, and time is missed from work, they might either consult a lawyer who is not an expert on cruise ship cases, or try to work something out with a Carnival claims adjuster. The problem is the clock is ticking. And if an actual lawsuit, not just a claim, is filed in the appropriate jurisdiction–almost always Miami’s Federal Court–their claim will be dismissed. The statute of limitations is one year.
Therefore, if you have been injured aboard a cruise ship, in port, or on an excursion, it is important to contact a qualified and experienced cruise accident attorney. I am happy to help, and I offer a free initial consultation to anyone who has been hurt on a cruise. Please call me toll-free at 1-866-597-4529 or email me.
I have been practicing in South Florida for over 20 years, and I am Board Certified by both the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. In 2014 I was named one of Florida’s Super Lawyers. Let me share my experience and passion in holding cruise ship companies accountable when and if they put their profits ahead of their passengers’ safety.
I am honored that Wayne Cohen, my classmate from the University of Miami School of Law, asked me to write a guest blog about cruise ship injury cases on the Cohen and Cohen blog. Thank you, Wayne and Jill, for this opportunity as well as the many cases we have worked on together over more than 20 years.