A Cruise Ship Attorney Who Knows Both Sides
Fighting for the Rights of Cruise Line Negligence Victims
Nearly 1,000 Cases Successfully Handled
If you or a loved one has been hurt, injured or worse you don’t just need a good attorney, you need a friend. You want someone who will truly listen to you and utilize the time and care that your case requires in getting you the justice that you deserve.
With over 15 years of experience handling countless cruise line injury cases, our firm understands the trauma caused by the cruise lines when their negligence causes an injury. We have worked with numerous families that are encountering catastrophic injuries. We have seen the devastating emotional impact of injury as work, and home lives are disrupted by the unforeseen impacts of serious injury. Cruise line accident litigation is a highly specialized field involving maritime law as well as personal injury law, requiring an in-depth knowledge of each field. Prior to founding our firm, our senior attorney Geoffrey Probst acquired over fifteen years of cruise accident litigation experience handling complex matters for the defense. With the unique perspective of knowing the other side, our legal team knows how to effectively fight for your rights and for the compensation that you deserve.
Choosing the right lawyer to represent you or your family member in a lawsuit against a cruise line can be difficult. There are many lawyers out there willing to take your case, but not all have the experience necessary to successfully sue the cruise lines and get the maximum recovery for your injuries. We make it a priority to speak to each prospective client personally to make sure that we are the right fit for you and your case is the right fit for our firm. Once we accept your case, we will work with and for you, to uncover and then pursue the best path to a maximum recovery. The path to justice in a cruise line cases can be time-consuming, frustrating and confusing–even to the most seasoned litigator– but we will apply our knowledge and experience to achieve maximum success in your case and to make sure you understand what is happening and why every step of the way.
Prior to speaking with us, we encourage you to read about our approach to evaluating your case and conducting an initial consultation below.
1. Ensure Physical Well-being:
Our first priority is your health. One of the first things we will do is work with you to make sure that you are getting the medical treatment you need so that you will have the most complete recovery possible.
2. Understand Case Timeline:
This piece of your case is critically important. Most cruise lines tickets require injured passengers to notify the cruise line of the passenger’s intent to bring a claim within six months of the accident and to file their lawsuit within one year. The courts strictly enforce these time limits so if you fail to meet them, there is a good chance you won’t be able to sue. Sadly, there are times when people with valid claims and serious injuries are unable to sue because time limits they didn’t even know existed have expired.
3. Understand The Injury:
Understanding the extent of your injury is vital to evaluating your case and to developing a plan to win it. Unfortunately, it often takes months or even years of treatment to develop a complete picture of your medical condition. In some situations, all you can do is wait for the healing process to take its course. In other situations, extensive treatment is required. Every case is different and every case requires its own case plan. Once have a full understanding of the extent of your injury, we can start discussing your maximum recovery and how to achieve it.
4. Understand the Circumstances Surrounding The Injury:
It is the goal of our firm to seek out justice for the inured, and we work within a complex legal system to achieve that goal. Understanding how and why you were injured and identifying the person responsible for your injury are as important as understanding the full extent of your injuries. And while it is impossible to know and understand all of the circumstances that led to your injury at the very beginning of your case, we work hard to conduct a thorough initial interview so that we can give you a realistic view of your case and explain what is facts are important and why. Getting as much of this information from you as we can at the outset of your case will help us understand who we need to sue, what we need to learn, what obstacles we will face, and how we will get the evidence we need to win your case.
5. Ensure Mental Well-being:
We cannot emphasize enough the importance of mental well-being. Emotional well-being is critical, but often difficult to achieve for those who have suffered a serious injury. The stress and financial demands that are placed on the injured can be overwhelming. Depending on the severity of your injury or circumstances, it may be necessary for you to seek out physiological support and services. If that is the case, our team can assist in finding the help you need.
Our firm understands the frustration that comes from adjusting to living life with a serious injury and we will work with you, your family, and your doctors to help you through it and to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. Call our team today to speak to attorney Geoff Probst regarding your case.