Cruise Ship's in Seattle


The compensation you deserve.


Charles Moure is one of the few lawyers in the Northwest to have brought cases that established higher legal standards to protect injured passengers.

Cruise Injury Overview

moure law cruise injury iconFor millions of vacationers, a cruise can be the getaway of a lifetime. But between their unfamiliar settings and unpredictable conditions, cruises can present numerous opportunities for personal injury. Aware of these hazards, cruise companies often seek to dissuade or even prevent passengers who have been injured on a cruise ship from taking legal action. Cruise injury can be a complex and daunting area of law—but it’s where we’re in our element. We know your rights and we will fight to defend them.

Working With Us

moure law handshake icon

What are a few reasons to work with Moure Law regarding your cruise injury claim?

  1. More than 10 years experience in cruise Injury litigation.
  2. From wrongful death to personal injury, we’ve successfully pursued a variety of cruise injury claims.
  3. Consistent and diverse cruise litigation has kept us on top of ever-changing maritime law.

Experienced Cruise Injury Attorney

moure law globe icon e1479426125906Charles Moure helps passengers act swiftly and effectively to achieve fair compensation for our client’s physical, psychological or financial damages. Though we always attempt to resolve our clients’ claims through settlement, our experienced legal team stands ready to represent you in court through aggressive litigation.

Moure Law is one of the most experienced law firms in the country when it comes to cruise injury litigation. We are particularly well known for our work pursuing passenger claims against Holland America Seattle Line. Our team has successfully brought over twenty-five lawsuits against Holland America Seattle, whose ticket contract requires passengers to file suit in Seattle. We know both Holland America Seattle and the cruise industry inside and out and we are deeply committed to protecting the rights of passengers.

Time is of the essence when it comes to pursuing your cruise injury claim. Contact us today to find out how we can help you secure the compensation you deserve.


Located in downtown Seattle — more than a decade of Holland America Cruise Injury experience

Holland America Cruise Injury Expertise

From the moment you book your trip with Holland America Line, you are locked in to pursuing any claim that may arise from your cruise with them in Seattle, Washington. Luckily for you, our office is located in the heart of downtown Seattle, right next door to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, where all cases against Holland America are filed.

This proximity to the court, and our more than 10 years of handling Holland America Seattle litigation here, has given us a distinct familiarity with its procedures and judges. Not only are we well-versed in the court; we’ve also dealt extensively with Holland America’s legal counsel. This thorough background with Holland America has prepared us to address your potential claim against the cruise line with ease and precision.

Injured on a cruise ship with Holland America Line?

  1. Request a copy of your injury report right away. Be persistent.
  2. If you are able, document the incident to the best of your ability, pinpointing key events and any witnesses to the incident.
  3. Obtain a medical evaluation on- and off-shore to provide an accurate documentation of the extent of your injuries.
  4. Contact an attorney right away to discuss your options. Time is of the essence.

Types of cases we represent

  • Excursion
  • Slip and Fall
  • Disembarkation and Embarkation
  • Stairway Falls
  • Tripping Hazards
  • Sexual Assault
  • and Wrongful Death

Why Take Action

What are some reasons to take immediate action regarding your cruise injury claim?

  • Time to bring action expires within one year from the date of the incident.
  • Cruise lines aggressively work to “get out in front” the moment you are injured.
  • Recollection of incident fades with time.
  • Cruise line will undershoot your injuries, offering low settlements; attempt to dissuade you from taking action.

Selected Holland America Cruise Injury Cases

  • Strawn v. HAL (2017): 
    Serious injury in sauna due to failure to monitor.  Confidential settlement. 
  • Shanske v. Swiss Travel (2017):
    Costa Rica excursion, plaintiff suffered serious injury. Confidential settlement.
  • Eassa v. HAL (2016):
    Wrongful death. 
    Confidential settlement reached.
  • Jane Doe v. HAL (2015):
    Attempted murder and sexual assualt.
    Confidential settlement reached.
  • Mechling v. HAL (2011):
    Wrongful death at sea. 
    Confidential settlement reached. 


Time is of the essence when it comes to pursuing your cruise injury claim. Contact us today to find out how we can help you secure the compensation you deserve. Fill out the form, send an email or give us a call — we provide a free case review.

Submitting this form confirms your agreement to the terms below.

Terms of contact form

I agree that an attorney-client relationship will not be formed until I enter into a written fee agreement with Moure Law. I also agree this submission does not constitute a request for legal advice, nor will information received in response to my submission constitute legal advice.

Charles Moure

Office & Mobile: (206) 300-2351
Fax: (206) 374-2293

1521 2th Ave, Suite 1400
Seattle, WA 98101


Our firm has continually and successfully worked with multiple firms on various cruise injury matters. Whether you need local representation or assistance, Moure Law is here to help.