It’s unfortunate, but accidents on cruise ships, their shuttle boats and tenders and even on cruise excursions can happen just like they can anywhere else.
The potential for dangerous scenarios is common and injuries to passengers occur more often than most passengers would ever imagine. Just Google “accident on cruise ship” and you’ll see dozens of serious injuries that have occurred on all of the cruise lines.
Accidents happen on the ship, in bathrooms, on stairways, on wet or slippery decks, because of defective equipment and as a result of assaults by crew members. They can also occur off the ship, on gangways, getting on or off tenders or even during shore excursions like diving, boating, riding in a bus or hiking.
What can I do if I’ve been injured on a cruise?
Waks and Barnett attorneys have represented passengers all around the United States and from many foreign countries who have been injured in cruise ship accidents. This has been our legal focus for more than 25 years and during this time, we’ve seen more than our share of nasty injuries that have changed the lives of the passengers who’ve sustained them.
Our goal is to help you
One of the first things you’ll want to do is to contact an experienced cruise ship injury attorney or law firm (like our firm).
These attorneys have specialized experienced dealing with cruise ship injury law, an area of the law that most attorneys do not practice in and do not have experience with (like your local home town attorney). In claims filed against the cruise lines, this specialized experience matters greatly and will impact the success of your case. (Your local attorney will likely refer the case to a maritime law firm like ours).
Our attorneys – Andrew Waks, Joel Barnett and Jennifer Thompson – specialize in:
- Passenger injury and accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Sexual assaults
- Medical negligence, malpractice and illness
- Tender accidents
- Shore excursion accidents
- Crew member injury and accidents
How can we help you? Call us at 800-905-2891.