Seabourn Cruise Injuries
With over 65 years of combined experience in cruise ship injury cases, the Seattle law firm of Kraft Davies, PLLC handles passenger injury claims for passengers against Seabourn Cruise Lines. Because the Seabourn Cruise Line passenger contract provides that claims must be filed in federal court in Seattle, Washington, only a lawyer admitted in federal court in Seattle may bring a claim for you. If you have questions about a Seabourn Cruise Lines passenger injury claim, contact an experienced cruise ship injury lawyer at our firm today for a free consultation at 206.624.8844.About Seabourn Cruise Line
Seabourn Cruise Line is a luxury cruise line headquartered in Seattle, Washington. It operates a fleet of four cruise ships, including the Seabourn Encore, Seabourn Quest, Seabourn Sojourn, and Seabourn Odyssey. The vessels travel all around the world in ports in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas.The Cruise Contract — Provide Notice Within Six Months
Under the terms of the cruise contract with Seabourn Cruise Line, an injured passenger must file a claim with the company within six months of an injury. This means that you must notify the company in writing of your injury within six months. If you filled out an incident report on the vessel after your injury, the company is on notice of your injury. If not, you need to supply written notice to the company within the period. You should also obtain a copy of any incident report or witness statement that you fill out on the vessel for review by our attorneys. You should photograph the area where the incident occurred and collect the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of any witnesses or other persons who have information about your injury. Failure to provide notice within the six month period may result in the loss of your claim.A Lawsuit Must Be Filed in Seattle, Washington, Within One Year
In addition to the notice requirement, an injured passenger must file a lawsuit in federal court in Seattle, Washington within one year of the injury. Courts have generally enforced the one-year statute of limitations and failure to file a lawsuit within the one-year period will likely result in the loss of your claim. You should contact an experienced maritime law firm in Seattle well before the one-year period to make certain that there is ample time to prepare and file the lawsuit. Only a lawyer licensed to practice in Washington State and admitted to the federal court for the Western District of Washington will be able to file your lawsuit.Common Types of Injuries on Seabourn Cruise Line
Like other cruise lines, common types of injuries on Seabourn Cruise Line may include the following: trips and falls, slips on the deck, injuries transferring on tender vessels to and from the ship, injuries on stairs, injuries from foreign substances on the deck, injuries during shore excursions, shipboard viruses, food borne illnesses, assaults, and other serious injuries. If you are seriously injured on board a Windstar cruise, contact our law firm for a free initial consultation to discuss your legal options at 206.624.8844.