According to various news reports, a 4-year-old boy had to be airlifted from a Norwegian cruise ship Monday after falling from his bunk. The accident occurred on the Norwegian Breakaway on July 28 as the ship was about 100 miles off the coast of Atlantic City, New Jersey.
The injured boy and his mother were airlifted by the Coast Guard and were taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City.
There are not reports yet as to how the injury happened, but it must have been a serious injury as the Coast Guard was called in. This shows that the ship was unable to properly handle the emergency.
Reports say the young boy was in stable condition at the hospital.
Cruise Ship Injuries – What to do?
Serious injuries occur on cruise ships more often than most people realize. From ‘in-cabin’ injuries like this one on Norwegian, or slip and falls near the pool, or for many other reasons, injury accidents are commonplace.
Most injuries are caused by sheer accidents that were unforeseen and unavoidable. Sometimes, however, accidents are caused due the the negligence of the cruise line, its employees or other passengers.
It’s incidents like these that often require the attention and help of a cruise ship injury lawyer. They can help sort out whether the accidents requires a legal claim against the cruise that the passenger was traveling on.
Speak with an attorney
If you or a family member have been injured on a cruise ship – whether Norwegian, Carnival, Disney or others – and have questions about “what to do next” it’s a good idea to speak with an attorney who has experience representing cruise ship victims.
For more information or to ask further questions about cruise ship related injuries or accidents, please contact the cruise lawyers at Waks and Barnett, P.A. in Miami.
Call at 1-800-905-2891. Consultations are free and require no obligation on your part.