Sotolongo Law represent those injured on cruise ships or other merchant vessels, including work related injuries, slip and falls on the ship, objects falling from upper decks, ship fires, trampling during emergencies, ship collisions, illness due to contamination of the water, food poisoning from tainted foods, viruses or airborne pathogens, offshore oil rig accidents, commercial fishing accidents, accidents on tugboats, crude oil tankers and cargo ships, maritime accidents to due alcohol or drug use, marine crane and shipyard accidents, accidents on barges, and cargo hauling accidents. We also represent victims injured in car or commercial truck accidents, sports injuries, and medical malpractice.
Our professional and experienced team will work hard to achieve the best possible outcome for your case and give you peace of mind during such difficult times.
Why should you choose Sotolongo Law to represent you?
Our services stand apart, simply said, because we care … We consider all of our clients, both crew members and passengers alike that we represent from around the world, to be a part of our international family. Our experienced staff, which includes a former seaman of 13 years, have years of experience in helping injured crew members, seamen and passengers in claims against the major cruise lines and other merchant vessels in the world.
Our staff is sympathetic to the “plight” that crew members, seamen and passengers constantly suffer as a result of being injured and the financial hardship they endure. We understand the pain and suffering caused by the negligence of others and how it affects you and your loved ones.
Sotolongo Law extends a hand and provides legal assistance to clients from around the world. We currently represent people from the following countries:
Bulgaria, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Columbia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Chile, Dominica, Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo), Greece, Guyana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Macedonia, Mauritius, Nicaragua, Peru, Romania, Serbia, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Trinidad, Turkey, and Ukraine.
Know your rights!
The Jones Act provides that a Crew Member, Seaman or Passenger may bring a civil action of law to recover damages against the owner and master of a vessel for personal injury or loss.
If you have been injured in an accident or on a cruise ship or other merchant vessel, you should also know the following:
- Visit a doctor or hospital as soon as possible.
- Do not make statements to an insurance adjuster or their attorneys until you have spoken to an attorney first.
- Do not accept any settlement offers without speaking to an attorney who can inform you of all your legal rights.