Windstar Cruise Line Passenger Injuries
At Kraft Davies Olsson PLLC, our Seattle cruise ship injury lawyers have decades of experience with claims against Windstar Cruise Lines and other cruise line companies based in Seattle, Washington. Whether your injury occurred on the Wind Surf, Wind Spirit, Wind Star, Star Pride, Star Breeze, or Star Legend, our lawyers are prepared to obtain maximum compensation for your injuries and make certain that you obtain accountability for your injuries. We represent clients from around the world following serious injuries on cruise ships. Frequent causes of injuries on cruise ships include: slips and falls due to unsafe conditions, trips over defective thresholds, injuries during tender transfers to and from shore, food illness, injuries from improperly secured items, assaults by crew and other passengers, and many other types of injuries. We offer a free claim evaluation to help you determine whether you have a valid claim and accept most cases on contingent fee, which means you don’t pay an attorneys’ fee unless we obtain a financial recovery for you.Important Time Limits for Bringing Claims Against Windstar Cruises.
Unlike most injuries on shore, the maritime law allows cruise ship companies to limit the time period for brining a claim in the cruise contract that is part of your travel documents obtained from Windstar Cruises. You need to understand these important time limitations and how the limitations may impact your right to bring a claim following a serious injury. Under the terms of the cruise contract, passengers must do the following to assert a claim: (1) provide written notice of the claim with all particulars within six (6) months of the injury; (2) file a lawsuit within one (1) year of the injury; and (3) serve the lawsuit on Windstar Cruises within 30 days of filing the lawsuit.Venue for Lawsuits in Seattle, Washington.
According to the terms of the cruise contract, all passengers bringing claims against Windstar Cruises must file a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in the Western District of Washington in Seattle within 1 year. This means that wherever you live or were injured you must retain a Seattle cruise ship injury attorney to file suit in Seattle, Washington. Do not waste time and effort with a local attorney that is not familiar with cruise ship injuries and cannot file a lawsuit in Seattle, Washington. Only a lawyer admitted in the state of Washington may file a lawsuit for you in federal court in Seattle.
A copy of the cruise contract may be found at the following link for your reference:
At Kraft Davies Olsson PLLC, our cruise ship injury lawyers have over 65 years of combined experience in claims against Windstar Cruises and other cruise line companies. Because of our experience in these cases, we understand the issues involved in these claims and the cruise line’s normal procedures. We provide highly individualized service to each client so that we can understand you and obtain the best outcome possible. Through years of experience handling these claims, our award-winning cruise ship injury lawyers have the resources and expertise to secure a positive outcome. Contact us today at 206.624.8844 for a free case evaluation.