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Louisiana Cruise Ship Accident Attorneys

Our Cruise Ship Accident Lawyers Have Won Billions on Behalf of Clients

Cruise ships are a popular vacation option for millions of people. Unfortunately, cruise ships are often the backdrop for serious accidents and serious crime, including sexual assault or harassment, slip-and-fall accidents, toxic exposure, and general negligence. All of these lead to catastrophic injuries. Over a 3-year period, roughly 200 people suffered an injury while on a cruise, with 25 of them classified as serious.

One of the most threatening risks on a cruise ship has been the high rate of sexual assault. Out of all the crimes committed aboard cruise ships in 2018, 70 percent were sex crimes, most of them committed against minors. It is the cruise ships duty to report crimes committed on the vessel, yet the public has only recently learned how often sexual assault occurs on cruises. Our Louisiana cruise ship accident lawyers believe that cruise companies should be taking responsibility by being transparent about what actually happens aboard their vessels.

If you or a loved one was harmed while on a cruise, it is important to contact a Louisiana cruise ship accident attorney as quickly as possible. Call (888) 493-1629 for a free case review.

Above, Attorney Kurt Arnold talks about what it takes to hold big companies accountable.

Cruise Ship Injury Lawyers Fight for Employees & Passengers

Cruise ship employees have the same rights as passengers—they have the right to a safe environment, to medical care when they’re hurt, and to hold someone responsible when injured by negligence. Our cruise ship attorneys represent workers who have been injured as a result of their employer’s negligence. Arnold & Itkin’s goal is to help these people receive the money they need to replace their lost income, to help them get treatment and care for their injuries, and to get back on their feet.

Many cruise ship employees and passengers came to us with little hope. They know how big their employers are, how many lawyers and investigators are at their beck and call, and how desperately the company wants to protect its image. Our cruise ship injury attorneys take on giant companies all the time, helping our clients shed light on unsafe company policies.

High Risks of Sexual Assault on Cruise Ships

Cruise ships have a sexual assault problem they need to address. Since a cruise’s reputation affects ticket sales, perpetrators of sexual assault act with more boldness than they would onshore because they know the company will try to hide the problem. They know that it’s in the cruise line’s best interest not to prosecute sexual assault cases—leaving hundreds of people without a voice and a chance to receive justice.

For example, in 2017 Carnival Cruises reported that their crew was accused of 62 accounts of sexual misconduct (not including crimes committed by passengers). Weeks after reporting that number, Carnival came clean with 108 total accusations. Of those 108 cases, 16 were accusations from passengers accusing crew members of rape, and another 6 were crew members accusing fellow workers of rape.

Billions Won by Louisiana Cruise Ship Accident Attorneys

When someone is injured on private property due to unsafe conditions, they have the right to hold the property owner accountable under premises liability law. While our attorneys often represent passengers or workers who have suffered accidents, such as slipping or falling, we also ensure to hold cruise ships accountable for sexual assault that occurs aboard. When a crew member has a history of sexual assault allegations or has a record that should not allow them to work near minors, it is the cruise company that needs to be held accountable. Their poor or unsafe hiring practices make them legally liable for the crimes their employees commit.

As trial lawyers, we hold cruise line companies accountable for what they did and make them face the harm they caused. Our cases often force companies to change their policies to prevent similar incidents from occurring again. Regardless of the nature of your harm, our cruise ship injury law firm has the experience and knowledge to help you get the best possible result for your case. Our team of Louisiana cruise ship injury lawyers want to make sure we can help you receive the compensation you deserve to take care of your family and yourself.

Learn your options and how to take the next step. Contact our cruise ship attorneys today for a free consultation: (888) 493-1629.

Case Results

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  • $29Million The Largest Known Settlement for a Wrongful Death Offshore Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin, and Cory Itkin successfully secured a record settlement for a single family who tragically lost a loved one. It is the largest known settlement for a death that occurred offshore. While a settlement is not an admittance of responsibility, our firm was pleased that the company was willing to provide fair compensation to the family of their employee without a fight.
  • $14Million Jones Act Settlement Reached Two Days Before Trial Arnold & Itkin represented a seaman after he suffered a head injury on the Hercules 15 inland barge. Hercules employees tack welded a three foot pipe to the derrick and then forgot to remove it before starting drilling operations. The pipe was jarred loose and hit Plaintiff in the head, causing severe injury. We presented his case under the Jones Act against Hercules, who chose to settle just before trial.
  • $11.5Million Settlement Won for Injured Victim of Offshore Accident Arnold & Itkin obtained a settlement of $11.5 million on behalf of an offshore accident victim suffering from both physical and psychological injuries. His settlement will ensure that our client gets all the time, financial support, and stability he needs to fully recover and get back on his feet.
  • Confidential Defendant Paid Massive Settlement Rather Than Risk Trial Arnold & Itkin is proud to have aggressively pursued compensation for our client before the trial even began. Our pretrial preparation resulted in nearly two dozen depositions before the defendant chose to resolve the case.
  • $8.9Million Settlement Achieved for Severely Injured Seaman Arnold & Itkin helped secure a settlement on behalf of a seaman who injured his head when working aboard an offshore drilling vessel. Our firm helped to recover $8.9 million on his behalf.
  • $8Million Massive Settlement Reached Before Trial Began Our firm represented an offshore worker (a steward) who seriously injured his back in an accident. The injury prevented him from making a living. While other lawyers told him his case was only worth a few hundred thousand dollars, our attorneys knew better. Due to intense negotiations by the firm, Arnold & Itkin was able to obtain a settlement for $8 million from his employers.
  • $7.2Million Millions Won for Brain-Injured Client in Louisiana Arnold & Itkin recovered more than $7 million in a settlement for a severely injured Louisiana client. Our client suffered brain injury and memory issues while working on an offshore platform. The defendant settled his case during jury selection, and our client now has the money he needs to receive quality medical care for the rest of his life.
  • $7.1Million Concussed Worker Received a Massive Settlement after Accident Arnold & Itkin represented an offshore worker with a concussion and a herniated disk from an accident on the job. These injuries inhibited our client’s ability to make a living, requiring him to pursue a claim. His employers eventually resolved the case by settling for $7.1 million.
  • $6.9Million Settlement Obtained for Family of Deceased Offshore Worker Arnold & Itkin negotiated a multi-million dollar settlement for the family of a man who died offshore. Though the defendant attempted to get away with an extremely low offer, our team obtained a settlement that was many times larger.
  • $6.6Million Settlement Obtained for Wife & Family of Deceased Offshore Worker Arnold & Itkin helped a woman and her family get justice after her husband was killed in an incident offshore. Despite undue pressure from the defendant, our firm made sure our clients were taken care of for the rest of their lives.
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