Cruise Ship Injury Lawyers | Livingston Office
101 North E. Street, PO Box 953, Livingston, MT 59047
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Being a passenger on a cruise ship is supposed to be a fun and relaxing experience, unfortunately, some passengers end up injured on a cruise ship or while being transported from the ship to the dock. If you were injured on a cruise ship, you should contact a Livingston cruise ship injury attorney as soon as possible.
The reason you need a lawyer who is skilled in cruise ship injuries is because this type of personal injury claim may fall under state law, federal law and even maritime law and will require in depth knowledge of this type of legal claim. Also, most cruise ship injury claims must take place within a year of occurring.
In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.
Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney’s hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.
Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.
Flat fee: For “routine” legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.
Plaintiff – a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.
Judgment – A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.