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Miami, FL Maritime Law Attorney

Dedicated to protecting passengers and victims of boating accidents

Miami is known for being the unofficial cruise ship capital of the world. Thousands of people flock to its ports each day to cast off to sea. However, for some people, their vacation ends up becoming a nightmare. If you or a loved one has been injured on a cruise ship, you need an experienced attorney to successfully handle your claim. At Meister Law, LLC, we represent passengers against cruise ship companies in a wide variety of cases, including:

  • Personal injury
  • Wrongful death
  • Tender boat/jet ski accidents
  • Passenger disappearance
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Improper administration of medical care
  • Sexual harassment
  • Rape/sexual assault
  • Injuries suffered on shore-side excursions
  • Cruise ship viruses and food poisoning

Attorney Tonya Meister has extensive experience representing clients in cruise ship litigation. She is a specialist in admiralty and maritime law who is board certified by the Florida Bar. She has helped clients throughout the United States and overseas to obtain successful results in cases against top cruise line companies, including Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Lines. Let her put her knowledge and skill to work for you today.

Complex cases require specialized knowledge

Clients often face an uphill battle when filing suit against cruise ship companies. When purchasing their tickets, cruise ship passengers enter into a contract with the company. These contracts are written to shield these companies from liability in the event a passenger is injured or dies due to an accident involving their vessel.  These contracts have also allowed cruise lines to limit both the amount of time you have to file a claim, and also where they can be sued. The statute of limitations for the majority of these matters is one year from the date of the accident. In addition, often the only places where a claim can be filed against these companies are Miami or Fort Lauderdale. To further complicate matters, many cruise lines are registered in foreign counties. When handling these cases, inexperienced attorneys often encounter problems in determining whether the laws of Florida, the United States or a foreign nationality apply in your case.

Attorney Meister uses her experience and skill to navigate her clients through the maritime law process. She knows the restrictions contained within these tickets and works tirelessly to ensure your rights are protected. You may be entitled to receive money for your injuries, past and future medical expenses, lost wages, diminished earnings, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life and pain and suffering. She has helped many clients get the compensation they deserved for their injuries, and she stands ready to assist you today.

A skilled litigator for any boating accident

In addition to cruise ship litigation, Attorney Meister represents clients with claims against the owners of any kind of vessel, including:

  • Ferries
  • Charter boats
  • Cargo vessels
  • Casino boats
  • River and dinner cruise vessels
  • Sailboats
  • Motorboats
  • Private yachts

No matter how large or how small your case may be, Attorney Meister is dedicated to ensuring you receive the care, courtesy and compensation you deserve.

Personal attention. Specialized services. Proven results.

If you need an experienced maritime attorney to protect your rights, call Meister Law, LLC at 305.590.5570 or contact the firm online to schedule an initial consultation. Most cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means no payment of attorney fees or costs until and unless you make a recovery. The firm handles cases in state and federal courts throughout Florida.

  • Board Certified in Admiralty Law
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Miami-Dade Justice Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • SouthEastern Admiralty Law Institute