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Maritime Wrongful Deaths


There have always been certain inherent risks involved in navigating the waterways. Fortunately, through modern technology and stringent safety regulations, those dangers have been significantly reduced. Still, people lose their lives in boating accidents, cruise ship accidents, drownings, small vessel collisions, loading containers, transporting hazardous materials and any number of other incidents that may or may not have been preventable.

A wrongful death occurs when a person is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another individual, company, or organization. A legal action for wrongful death belongs to the decedent's immediate family members, usually a surviving spouse and children, and sometimes parents. In order to bring a successful wrongful death cause of action, the following elements must be present:

  • The death of a human being
  • Caused by another's negligent or intentional conduct of the ship or it's crew
  • The survival of family members who are suffering the loss.

Unexpectedly losing a loved one is difficult regardless of where it occurs. However, if someone you know is severely injured or killed in a boating or shipping accident, and it's due to the negligence of another, you need a maritime accident and wrongful death lawyer. Robert Gross has established a practice that focuses solely on claims that result from incidents on or around vessels big and small. If you've lost a loved one aboard a ship or in a boating accident—whether the victim was a passenger or crew member—attorney Robert Gross can review your case with you.

Robert Gross has been on board numerous dozens of ships, freighters, tankers and other commercial boats to study the accident and death scenes for his clients. This unique type of experience is what makes him such a knowledgeable maritime personal injury and wrongful death lawyer. Attorney Gross's Miami practice represents the family members of deceased persons:

  • Cruise ship passengers
  • Seamen and crew members
  • Workers on oil rigs
  • Fishermen
  • People involved in small watercraft crashes and collisions
  • Victims of alcohol related incidents
  • Victims of loading accidents

Maritime law and wronful death can involve many complex legal issues. If you've lost someone due to an accident on a cruise ship, rest assured that our experienced maritime attorney is properly qualified to handle your claim.

If you want to schedule an appointment with Miami's maritime wrongful death attorney today, please call 305-670-9009 or fill out our quick contact form to the right.

Attorney Robert C. Gross is a Miami, Florida maritime, admiralty attorney experienced in cruise ship claims, cruise slip and fall, cruise trip and fall claims, passenger injury claims, seaman injury claims. Our recent cases include cruise ship claims against Norwegian Cruise Lines, Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and are based on passenger injury and cruise accidents. Call Robert C. Gross at 305-670-9009 if you need a cruise ship passenger injury lawyer.

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If you need the assistance or legal advice of an experienced maritime and admiralty lawyer, please contact the law offices of Robert C. Gross, P.A., today at 305-670-9009.