We Can Help You Get Compensation For Your Cruise Ship Accident
Slip and fall accidents are the most common type of accident aboard cruise ships. Unsteady footing due to the motion of the boat along with slippery decks and crowded common areas create opportunities for accidents to happen.
Unfortunately, these accidents can leave passengers with a variety of injuries, some of them very serious. We’ve talked to too many passengers whose injuries have severely impacted their quality of life!
Were You a Victim of Negligence?
While most slip and fall accidents are simply ‘just accidents’, there are some accidents that happen due to the negligence of the cruise line or its employees.
That means the cruise line is liable for the passenger’s injury and can be held responsible for paying the passenger for pain and suffering, medical bills and for lost wages from missed time at work.
Establishing negligence by the cruise line and then proving that negligence can be quite difficult. This is why many passengers turn to cruise ship injury lawyers to help them with the legal process.
It’s unfortunate, but if you’re injured, you may face medical bills and lost time at work, not to mention the pain and frustration of having to deal with an injury that wasn’t your fault.
The cruise line will require you to follow their rules about filing an injury claim. They may act very slowly and very begrudgingly, if they even act at all.
That’s why clients choose Waks and Barnett, P.A. – they need representation from a lawyer to fight the cruise line in order for the cruise line to pay for their injury, their lost wages and for their pain.
Injured by Slipping and Falling While on Your Cruise Vacation?
If you have questions or wish to speak to us about a claim,
please call us at this toll-free number: 800-905-2891.
Common Slip and Fall Injuries Include:
- Broken legs
- Broken wrists and arms
- Severe knee injuries
- Back injuries
- Head injuries and concussions
- Internal bleeding
- Contusions and bruising
- Neck and spinal cord injuries
- Broken ribs
What is a Slip and Fall Accident?
Very simply, slip and fall accidents occur when a passenger or crew member slips or is knocked off their feet resulting in a fall that injures them.
With the average age of cruise ship passengers being over 50 years old, even seemingly small accidents can cause severe injury and pain.
These accidents can happen on the ship and can also happen off the ship. Accidents can occur aboard the ship, in guest rooms, dining rooms, near the pool, in bathrooms, stairways and just about any other place on the boat.
They can also occur off the ship on gangways, getting on or off tenders or even during shore excursions.
The cruise ship is obligated to keep areas free from hazards and alert passengers as well as employees about dangerous conditions. When crew members fail to perform their job duties correctly, the responsibility of the slip and fall injury may fall on the cruise line operating the ship.
Unsure as to whether you have a possible claim? Please call us at this toll-free number: 800-905-2891.
How Do These Accidents Happen?
- Negligence of the crew
- Improper cleaning techniques
- Overcrowded areas
- Equipment improperly stowed
- Wet or slippery decks
- Defective equipment
- Alcohol accidents
- Recently mopped or waxed floors
- Rocking, unsteady boat
- Dark stairways and hallways
- Food trays in hallways
- Crowded hallways
- Luggage left in hallways
- Ripped carpeting
- Unsteady or broken handrails
- Cleaning supplies left in hallways