Inquiry received by our law firm in Miami
We received an inquiry from a passenger who was using the outdoor jacuzzi on a Carnival Cruise Ship.
Apparently, the crew tried to hurry the passenger out of the tub as they were closing for the evening.
“As I was getting out of the tub, I grabbed a hold of the slippery handrails and fell back on my head and spine on the steps.”
The passenger then visited the ship’s medical center…
Thankfully I wasn’t bleeding, but I am still recovering from the incident.
I am also worried that if in the future I have any problems with my health stemming from the incident that it would be too late to report, which is why I am writing to seek some advice.
Please let me know if you need additional information. I have taken pictures and videos of and around the scene if that helps as well.”
Real questions from a real passenger
This passengers was involved in an accident. And like many passengers hurt in an accident, eventually they begin to wonder — “who was responsible” — was it just and accident or was it brought on by the actions of the employees of the cruise line or conditions of the cruise ship?
Smartly, this passenger had the forethought to take pictures and videos of the scene of the accident. Most hurt passengers are not able to do this, partly because they’ve been injured and are focused on their medical care and partly because they don’t realize the importance of gathering as much information about the incident as possible.
Pictures, videos and contact information of witnesses can be helpful if an injury claim becomes a lawsuit.
In this scenario, the passenger was concerned about “what to do next” and what “their legal rights were.”
And these are tremendously important questions as the passenger suffered head and spine injuries.
Speak with a cruise ship injury lawyer today
At Waks and Barnett, P.A., our lawyers fight the cruise lines, their legal department and the insurance adjusters to help you and your family receive fair compensation for your injuries, your medical bills and your wages for lost time at work.
Please contact us using the form above or call directly at 1-800-905-2891.