Slip and fall accidents on cruise ships can lead to some terrible injuries, especially terrible because, not only are they painful and potentially life-altering, but because they happen in a scenario – a cruise vacation – that’s supposed to be fun, enjoyable and relaxing.
When injuries occur, most passengers face a great deal of confusion. What should they do about their medical injury while on the boat? What should they do when they get home? Who pays for medical bills? Can they be compensated for bills or lost time at work or lost wages? Should I talk to the cruise line directly or get legal representation.
Common slip and fall injuries include:
- Broken bones – wrists, ankles and legs
- Lower back injuries – these can be especially difficult to deal with on a longterm basis
- Head injuries – concussions, contusions, spinal cord and brain injuries
Can a lawyer help my case?
A cruise ship accident lawyer can provide insight and information about how to proceed with filing a claim against the cruise line. They can help assess your ability to sue, give direction for working with the cruise line and represent you when (or if) it is prudent to file a legal claim against the cruise line.
An attorney who is familiar with representing injured passengers can have more success than if the passenger tries to work with the cruise line directly. The attorney will know the tricks that cruise line use to avoid paying out money to injured passengers.
How can I get help?
The attorneys at Waks and Barnett, P.A. have been fighting the cruise lines for more than 25 years. They’ve represented thousands of passengers. You can view some of our case results here.
To contact our attorneys directly, please contact us at 800-905-2891.