Texas Cruise Ship Accident Attorneys and Injury Lawyers

Legal Help for Cruise Ship Injury and Illness Victims

As cruises have become more affordable, the number of passengers has soared, attracting roughly 12 million passengers every year. While cruise ships may seem safe, accidents, injuries, and illnesses do occur.

If you have been injured on a cruise ship, contact Thomas J. Henry Law now for a FREE case review.


Common Cruise Ship Accidents and Injuries

There are many incidents that can leave you and your family injured or in danger on a cruise ship. Here are a few examples of what can go wrong on a cruise ship:

  • Shore excursion/recreational activities – Shore excursions are activities or tours offered to passengers that allow them to explore the region (i.e., snorkeling and horseback riding.) A variety of accidents can occur on shore excursions, including slip and falls, automobile accidents, drownings, and more.
  • Medical malpractice – Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is harmed by a negligent doctor. This can happen anywhere, even in the middle of the ocean. Every cruise ship is equipped with an infirmary, where passengers can be treated for minor injuries. Ship doctors and nurses working in these mini-hospitals are often contractors, meaning they are not employees of the cruise line. Substandard medical care, denial of access to emergency surgery, or a delay in treatment could lead to severe or permanent damage.
  • Assault –  There were 39 cases of crimes on the high seas last year involving U.S. citizens, many of them involving physical assault. Without licensed police onboard, crimes often go unreported or uninvestigated. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), sexual assaults are the dominant threat to women and minors on the high seas. Sexual assault is the leading crime reported to and investigated by the FBI on the high seas (comprising 55% of the crimes at sea that are reported to the FBI).
  • Negligent operation – Many maritime accidents stem from the negligent operation of the vessel, such as crashes and grounding.
  • Slip and fall accidents – This can occur in a variety of situations, one being when an area of the deck is wet. Another issue is passengers falling overboard. Officials do not know why so many ship passengers fall overboard, but it is estimated that an average of 23 people have gone missing after falling overboard annually between 2011 and 2015.
  • Fires – A fire onboard a ship can be particularly dangerous because it can cause major damage and provide little chance for escape.
  • Lists – A list occurs when the ship is leaning one way or another.
    Ship sinking – Sinking cruise ships are rare, but can still happen.
  • Ship collisions – Although rare, ship collisions do occur and can cause injuries to passengers and crew members alike.
  • Food poisoning – The norovirus, a gastrointestinal virus, is the most common cause of illness on cruise ships. Serious illnesses like the COVID-19 coronavirus have also occurred.

Injured On a Cruise Ship? Contact Our Injury Attorneys

Thomas J. Henry Law has assisted victims of all kinds of accidents from across the United States to achieve real results in the form of verdicts, settlements, and judgments. No matter how or where you were injured, our experienced injury lawyers will fight tirelessly on your behalf. In every case, we employ the best expert witnesses in the country to provide invaluable testimony and expert reports that can be crucial in obtaining a positive verdict.

Our attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends to hear your claim. Contact us today for a free case review. If you or a loved one have been injured on a cruise ship, call Thomas J. Henry Law. Our firm has offices in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, and Austin, serving clients across Texas and nationwide.

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The Thomas J. Henry “No Win No Fee” promise works as part of a contingency fee agreement. Instead of receiving payments from clients, we recoup fees and expenses from the final settlement or verdict our clients receive.

This allows us to start working on your case as soon as you hire us, ensuring that your case is handled with the urgency it deserves. It also means you can focus on getting better rather than cutting us a check.

The percentage we collect may vary depending on the complexity of your case, but you will be kept informed so you know what we are collecting before your case is closed.

Even better, you owe us nothing if we don’t win your case! Because our fees are collected as a percentage of your settlement or verdict, we do not collect anything unless and until you get your recovery. This means there is no risk to hiring a qualified attorney to handle your case!

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Insurance companies will attempt to pay out as little as possible when resolving an injury claim. When an individual pursues compensation from an insurance company without the aid of an attorney, the insurance company may see the lack of representation as an opportunity to lowball the injured victim as there is no immediate risk of trial or legal recourse. By hiring a competent attorney who has a reputation for achieving large verdicts in the courtroom, you are sending a message to the insurer. It will provide the insurance company with extra incentive to offer a fair settlement the first time. If that first offer is not fair, an experienced personal attorney will have the resources and the knowledge to negotiate with the insurance company in pursuit of a better offer.
Thomas J. Henry Law offers free case reviews so that you can better understand your legal options. This means you pay nothing for your first consultation. Additionally, Thomas J. Henry Law works on a contingency fee basis meaning that if you do choose to hire us, you pay us nothing unless and until we win your case. To learn more about what it takes to speak with an injury attorney about your claim here.

The cost associated with hiring a personal injury attorney and how payment is collected may vary from firm to firm. At Thomas J. Henry, we work on a contingency fee basis. This means that we don’t charge our clients a penny unless and until we win their case.

Working on a contingency fee basis allows clients access to resources and legal representation they might otherwise struggle to afford. The more serious a case is, the more money it costs to take to trial. This is because complex litigation tends to take longer to resolve and the entities involved fight harder.

This is especially true if your lawsuit is against a large company, as would be the case in a trucking accident or on-the-job injury. Such companies employ teams of lawyers and have seemingly unlimited financial resources. You need an attorney who has the same. Thomas J. Henry employs a team of more than 100 attorneys and has the money to fight your case out to the end.

Finally, by collecting any fees and expenses after a verdict or settlement is secured, Thomas J. Henry can help ensure his clients are able to focus on healing. “The client’s job is to heal. We will handle the rest,” says Thomas J. Henry.

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In a contingency fee arrangement, an attorney agrees to accept a fixed percentage of your recovery as payment. This means that if you win your case, your attorney will collect their fees and expenses from the money awarded to you. However, if you lose your case, your attorney will collect nothing.

Most lawyers prefer not to work on contingency cases for two reasons:

  • There is a risk the firm will be paid nothing
  • Any payment is delayed until money is collected from the opposing party

Generally, a lawyer who accepts contingency fee cases:

  • Regularly represents clients who lack the financial resources to pay hourly attorney's fees (as is often the case for personal injury victims).
  • Is more selective about the cases they accept.
  • Is very confident in their ability to win the cases they choose to handle.

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In Texas, a personal injury case is only worth what a jury is willing to award you. This is why you need an attorney who can not only prove the economic damages you have sustained due to your accident, but can also demonstrate the value of non-economic damages you may have sustained, such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of consortium. Learn more about how to estimate the value of your personal injury claim here.

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$12.7 Million

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$10 Million

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