Q: I tried to file my maritime injury suit 14 months after i was injured but the other party claims I'm beyond the statute
of limitations. I thought I had 3 years to file my personal injury suit?
A: Are you a "passenger" on a cruise ship? Most often, a passenger's personal injury case is governed by a one year statute of limitation. A "seaman" has a three year statute of limitation.
A: What kind of case is it, cruise ship, Jones Act Seaman FTC case???? If a cruise ship, you better read your contract of carriage as most cruise claims are limited to one year, with a 6 month notice provision. If you are a seaman, then typically you have three years, unless you were working on a government vessel or cruise ship in which case the time limit will likely be different depending on a few factors. So you as you can see, more information is necessary to properly assess your situation.
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