Broken leg gets crewmember $2.5 million settlement.
According to a report in CruiseCritic.com, a Celebrity Cruise crewmember “has been awarded $2.5 million in damages after a court in Miami upheld his complaint against a fellow crewmember who broke his leg.
The victim was sent him home with no compensation for shelter, food, medical care, surgery, therapy or medication. In his complaint, he said he suffered severely as a result of Celebrity’s negligence, including a deformed right leg that will require several additional operations.”
Generally, leg and ankle injuries happen because of wet or slippery decks, crowded bars and discos or traditional slip and falls caused by any number of things.
Negligence or Accident?
At times, these injuries can be attributed to the negligence of the crew or the cruise line. And sometimes they can occur from sheer accident. Even then, the proper treatment of the injury must be maintained.
Have you broken a leg on a cruise ship, needed medical attention and questioned the response of the cruise line in helping you tend to your injury? If so, you may want to talk with an attorney who has handled numerous leg break cases on cruise ships.
To talk with an attorney, please call Waks and Barnett, P.A. at 800-905-2891. Our firm has handled hundreds of similar cases over the last 25 years. We know the cruise lines, we know how they operate and we know what steps you can take to help gain compensation for your injuries if possible.