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Beyond Costa Concordia: What Every Attorney Needs to Know About Cruise Ship Injuries

Content Partner:  West LegalEdcenter
Price: $175.00*
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Blasted into the spotlight by the Costa Concordia cruise ship tragedy on January 13, 2012, cruise ship injuries were suddenly in the headlines.  In reality, thousands of passengers are injured on cruise ships, tenders and excursions every year. Most return home and consult a local attorney about their legal rights. But even experienced personal injury attorneys may not know that most cruise lines insert a one year statute of limitations clause in their contract of carriage or tickets. Almost all cruise lines also require that any actions be filed in the United States District Court Southern District Miami Division, also known as Federal Court.

Often an injured passenger returns home and several months pass before a local attorney is even consulted. If that attorney is unfamiliar with how to proceed in a cruise ship injury case, they inadvertently jeopardize the client’s right to compensation by not filing the law suit in the correct court within the prescribed one year time limit.

Join expert cruise ship trial attorney Spencer Aronfeld as he takes you step-by-step through the specific and crucial details of what you need to know to help your client in these unusual cases.  Don't risk malpractice for what you don't know!

Spencer Aronfeld is an active member of The Florida Bar and has substantial experience in his area of specialty: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury Law and Cruise Ship Injuries. He is Board Certified by the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Civil Trials. Since 2007, he has been recognized as one of Florida’s Super Lawyers and one of the "20 Most Intriguing Floridians" by Florida Magazine. Aronfeld lectures at the prestigious Trial Lawyers College, founded by legendary lawyer Gerry Spence and open by invitation only; he also tours with Mr. Spence.

In 2010, in response to the earthquake in Haiti, Aronfeld founded Lawyers to the Rescue, a not for profit humanitarian initiative to provide legal assistance and civil rights activism for those in need.

In September 2010 Aronfeld's first book was published, "Sara Rose, Kid Lawyer."  "Sara Rose, Kid Lawyer" is a fully illustrated children's book that tells the story of a tenacious fourth grade girl who likes to argue.  He wrote the book to inspire young children and girls in particular to consider the legal profession.  A portion of the proceeds of this book, go to support Lawyers to the Rescue.

In 2011, Aronfeld published his second book: "Make It Your Own, the Ultimate Law Student's Guide to Starting Your Own Law Firm."

Practice Areas: Admiralty & Maritime Law, Litigation & Appeals, Personal Injury & Negligence
Online Media Type: Audio
Production Date: 02/23/2012 2:00 PM EST
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 1 Hours, 0 Minutes
Online Format: Live

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