Cruise Lawyer Question: While Asleep on Cruise Ship Slammed 6 Feet From Bed, Can You Help?
This was a tough one to hear as the passenger was an 85 year old man who was woken from sleep, slammed from the bed and landing across the room.
The passenger suffered injury, with cuts to his mouth and experienced back problems.
Details of the inquiry and claim are still pending, but highlight the kind of accident many passengers can experience while traveling on a cruise ship that’s plowing through ocean waves in the Atlantic and the Caribbean. Cruise ships are notoriously unsteady environments for elderly passengers. With the boat rocking, it can often be quite difficult for passengers to make their way around their cabins or throughout the rest of the ship. And while this is considered normal and part of the cruising experience, it’s something older passengers need to keep in mind when traveling.
If you’re unsure about your accident, that’s exactly when you should contact a lawyer
In the incident mentioned above, does the passenger have a case for filing an injury claim for his accident? The answer depends on the specific details of the accident (which are not shared here).
Regardless of whether you feel an accident was your fault or the cruise ship’s fault, it’s always a good idea to contact a cruise injury law firm. With their experience, they’ll be able to quickly determine whether you should file an injury claim – or not. Often, passengers have no understanding of their rights and what constitutes ‘negligence’ on the part of the cruise line. A quick – and free – consultation could go a long way to answering any questions you might have.
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For more information regarding injury claims against the cruise lines, please contact the attorneys at Waks and Barnett, P.A. in Miami, Florida: 1-800-905-2891.