While millions of people each year take cruise vacations (perhaps you or someone in your family) these vessels often present dangerous safety hazards to passengers.
When these hazards result in accident and injury, you should know that your injury is covered by U.S. Maritime Law – and that you do have legal rights that are designed to protect you.
If injured on a cruise ship, you do have the right to seek damages for your pain, suffering, medical bills, missed time at work and more. You do have the ability to file a claim or sue the cruise line.
Hurt on a Cruise Ship: You Do Have Rights!
Injuries can happen for a variety of reasons – slips, falls, trips, and much more – and can result in a variety of severe injuries – concussions, bone breaks, long term physical pain, and much more.
Among the most common injuries occur to your lower extremities – your feet, ankles and knees. Knees are especially susceptible to injury from falls. When you trip and fall, you often land first on your knees. Very quickly you can have aches, breaks, tendon and ligament damage and other life-altering issues.
Cruise Ship Injury Attorney: Foot, Ankle and Knee
Many passengers have injured feet, ankles and knees through slips, trips and falls. These injuries are often the result of slick surfaces (wet decks, mopped areas, spills in restaurants), as well as elevated surfaces (stairs and steps) and unmarked hazards throughout the ship faulty hand railings, torn carpeting, luggage in hallways, etc.).
These kinds of injuries can lead to chronic pain and changes to the way you live your life. And yes, you are entitled to compensation for the suffering you have experienced, as well as potential future limitations (like not being able to work among others issues).
At Waks and Barnett, P.A. we see hundreds of these types of cases each year, and we are prepared to help you. We’d appreciate the opportunity to talk to you about your specific injury.
We provide free consultations to fully understand the circumstances of your accident and how best to approach your case. To arrange a consultation, please call us today at 800-905-2891.