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More Ways to Get Better Results For Passenger Injuries

We get such good results, so consistently, the cruise lines make us sign agreements not to disclose the sums our clients receive.

What we can tell you is this:

  • We are one of the most experienced law firms in the country when it comes to suing cruise lines, and Holland America Line in particular.
  • We are one of the few cruise injury law firms in the Northwest to have brought cases that established new higher legal standards against the cruise lines to protect injured passengers like you.
  • We’re selective; we take one of every three cases we’re offered or fewer. So every client we accept gets personal attention from a legal team led by Charles Moure, a partner in the firm and our top maritime lawyer.
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Ship Tip

Holland America Line claims must be tried in Seattle, Washington.

Cruise lines often won’t settle with a victim who doesn’t have legal representation.

Most cruise ship trials occur in the city where the cruise line is headquartered.

Passengers typically have only one year in which to sue a cruise line.

In most cases, injured passengers usually have to file notice with the cruise line within four to six months of the date of injury or run the risk of losing legal rights for good.

Juries tend to be especially sympathetic to victims injured while on vacation.

5 Common Mistakes To Avoid In Cruise Line Injury Claims

Here are some of the most common mistakes victims have made when attempting to sue a cruise lines. We’ve compiled this information from the experiences of others who have been harmed due to cruise ship negligence, so that you can learn from their mistakes.

If you've been hurt, harmed or injured on a cruise ship due to the negligence of the cruise line company, management or staff, you should receive the compensation you deserve. You need to receive payment for the emotional distress and medical costs that have resulted from the accident while preserving your legal rights to just compensation.

The cruise line management has the duty to reasonably protect customers and employees from harm. If you are ill or injured due to cruise ship negligence, take the time to review your cruise line ticket for terms and conditions. You probably will be required to immediately alert the security personnel or medical staff of your accident. There is usually a "window period" of four to six months in which you must document your legal claims with the cruise line company. You typically have only one year in which to sue.

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Verdicts & Settlements

  • Alsa v. Holland America Line

    Filed in 2008, trip and fall resulting in serious injury resulted in a 6 figure settlement.

  • Eads v. Holland America Line

    Filed in 2007, severely injured in a sauna resulted in a 6 figure settlement.

  • Kirk v. Holland America Line

    A fall on an escalator resulted in a favorable settlement. The court also issued a published opinion that resulted in the expansion of liability regarding cruise ship companies responsibility to passengers during disembarkation.

  • Wyler v. Holland America Line

    A fall during a storm off the coast of California resulting in the a favorable settlement. The court also issued a published opinion providing the summary judgment standard for all personally injury case filed against Holland America Line.

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Before You Cruise

Free Ultimate Cruise Ship Prep Kit

From our combined 30 years of practicing maritime law, we have put together
The Ultimate Cruise Pre-Trip Prep Kit—a free collection of tips, guidelines, packing lists, general principles, and more, aimed at making your cruise safer and fun.

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Charles Moure Rebecca Millican

Experience You Can Trust

Based in Seattle, Washington, our lawyers Charles Moure, Aura Gantz, and Rebecca Millican, have accrued over 30 years of trying maritime personal injury and cruise ship
injury cases.

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