Venice, FL asked in Admiralty / Maritime and Personal Injury for Florida

Q: I was on a Norwegian cruise and got hurt on their island, in an area that had no signs posted swim at your own risk.

I ended up having to go back to the ship to have my injury seen by a doctor. I only signed a document for treatment, I did not sign for the Medical Services Bill that state I will not hold them liable and that I will accept paying the bill. They are now trying to send me to collections. What can I do?

2 Lawyer Answers
Gordon Charles Webb
Gordon Charles Webb
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  • Maritime Law Lawyer
  • Seattle, WA

A: You most likely will need to sue them in Florida. Typically you must send them a Notice of Claim letter within 6 months of the incident and then file suit within one year of the incident. So best you consult with a Florida lawyer ASAP.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
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  • Orlando, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Typically Florida has jurisdiction in the vast majority of cruise ship related accident. Discuss with counsel here in Florida.

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