Navigating Nautical Justice

Cruise Injury Law

Cruise lines have a legal responsibility to provide a safe environment for their passengers and may have internal policies and procedures for dealing with accidents and injuries. To ensure that your rights are protected, contact one of our experienced attorney's who are experts in cruise ship accidents and injuries.

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Cruise Injury Overview

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

For 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

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

Charles 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.


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
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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.

Reported Cruise Ship Cases

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.
  • 200+

    Client Consultations

  • 126+

    Successful Cases

  • 25 mil +

    Money Recovered

  • 95+

    Cases Won

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If you are injured on a cruise ship, the first step is to report the incident to the ship’s medical staff and staff. They will provide any necessary medical attention and fill out an incident report. It is important to keep a copy of this report for your records. Additionally, you should document your injuries with photographs and get the contact information of any witnesses to the incident.

Yes, the law that governs cruise ship accidents and injuries is different from the law that governs accidents and injuries on land. The majority of cruise ships are registered in foreign countries, which means that the laws of the country where the ship is registered will apply. This can make the process of seeking compensation more complex.

Yes, cruise ship companies may have their own internal policies and procedures for dealing with accidents and injuries. These policies may limit the amount of compensation that can be recovered and may also require that a claim be filed within a certain time frame.

While it is not necessary to hire an attorney, it is highly recommended. An attorney who is experienced in cruise ship accidents and injuries can help you navigate the legal process and ensure that your rights are protected. They can also help you to understand the laws that apply to your case and the limits of any compensation you may be entitled to.

This will depend on the specific laws and policies of the cruise line and the country where the ship is registered. It is important to consult with an attorney or the cruise line’s written statement of rights and responsibilities for information on the time frame within which a claim must be filed.

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