Cruise ships are beautiful, but ships that sail the high seas can be dangerous. Too often an ocean cruise dream vacation turns into a nightmare when dangerous conditions on-board the ship, or excursions at ports of call, lead to the passenger's injury or death.
When an accident occurs on board a cruise ship, the ship owner calls in their experienced lawyers to mount a defense. For inexperienced lawyers
, the law favors the cruise ships. Most passengers (and lawyers) are not aware that the cruise ticket is a binding contract that limits the time within which to notify the cruise line of a claim, limits the time to file suit to one year, and can also require the injured passenger to file suit in Florida, or other specific maritime jurisdictions. To neutralize the advantage that the cruise line has, lawyer Edward R. Petkevis
is licensed in the major maritime jurisdictions of Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the federal courts of New York. Unlike many lawyers that claim they can handle your case, but then refer it out to a lawyer licensed in that jurisdiction, we handle your claim from inception through judgment.