The team of talented Michigan cruise ship accident attorneys at Fieger Law are experts at navigating the complexities of maritime law. We have the best and brightest accident lawyers ready to fight for justice for you and your family.

What Does Cruise Ship Law Include?

Accidents on the water can include collisions and injuries sustained while onboard  boats. In the case of cruise ships, accidents may involve the following situations:

Can I Sue a Cruise Line?

If you have suffered any of the above-listed accidents due to the cruise line’s negligence or failure to prevent the incident from occurring, you may very well have grounds for a cruise line lawsuit. You will need to prove that the cruise line knew or should have known about the safety issue and failed to take steps to correct it.

Understanding Cruise Ship Liability

Many cruise lines place a very short timeframe on how long you can wait after an accident to file your claim against them.  If you sustained injuries, it’s important to contact a lawyer about your case immediately. You may also run into issues if the cruise line you are suing requires lawsuits to be filed in a particular city. This is where hiring a professional maritime injury lawyer can come in handy. Fieger Law can help you navigate the ins and outs of cruise ship liability and help ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

Who Might Have A Maritime Claim?

  • Cruise ship passengers
  • Jet ski passengers
  • Seamen/deckhands
  • Barge workers
  • Longshore workers
  • Tug boat and tugboat pilots/captains

Our nationally-recognized team of expert maritime injury attorneys in Michigan has experience with cruise ship injuries and maritime law cases. We have won more than 165 verdicts and settlements of $1 million or more, and we will fight to win for you.


Maritime law, also known as admiralty law, is the complex body of law that governs waters. It consists of both domestic and international law and includes seas, lakes and rivers. These laws have jurisdiction over commerce and industry safety, as well as  compensating people injured in boating or water-related accidents. It is a separate area of the law that is one of the oldest in history (some principles predate the country itself).

Because the body of knowledge for maritime law is vast, only a few lawyers practice it. Maritime cases require a law firm with experienced maritime lawyers.


If you or one of your family members has suffered a cruise ship injury or got injured on the water, call Fieger Law. We are here to investigate your claim. If you have a case, we have the resources to get you the justice you deserve, including compensation for injuries, pain and suffering, medical expenses, and lost wages. Contact us today to discuss your options.