Statute of Limitations on Maritime Accident Claims
The statute of limitations on filing claims covered by maritime law are relatively short so it is important that you contact The Law Offices of Preston Easley as soon as possible to learn about your rights and get sound legal advice about pursuing any financial compensation you may be entitled to receive.
In general, the statutes of limitations for maritime law claims are:
- Cruise Ship Accidents: Cruise ship injuries generally require a written notice of the claim being made within six months of the injury or accident and lawsuits must be filed within one year in a court that is specifically designated on the passenger’s ticket.
- Maritime Accident Claims: For the most part, a formal lawsuit must be filed by the injured party or their family within a three-year period or they may forfeit their legal rights to a claim.
- Fatal Accidents: In some cases, a wrongful death claim must be filed within 18 months. This includes claims against U.S. Government ships or private ships operating under contracts with the U.S. Government.
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