Getting Hurt on a Cruise Ship More Common Than Passengers Realize

The big accidents get all of the media attention – ships running aground, ships losing engine power on the high seas, etc.

But what is more commonplace are ‘normal’ accidents – slipping in a crowded restaurant, pool accidents, tripping on worn carpeting, breaking an ankle while descending a wet stairwell, etc.

And while these are ‘normal, everyday’ accidents, they can leave a cruise ship passenger with a painful and potentially life altering injury.

At Waks and Barnett, P.A., our lawyers talk to hurt passengers every day. We get the details.

— The stories we hear are sometimes hard to listen to – a grandmother who fell, banged up her knee and whose injury required doctor visits, MRIs, medication and rehab.

— Or a man in his 40’s who was playing basketball, unaware of standing water on the court. He slipped, causing his ankle to break and ruining a perfectly good vacation.

After 25 years of representing hurt cruise ship victims, we could fill an entire website full of similar stories. Sadly, many of these accidents and injuries could have been avoided. 

Quite Often – The Cruise Ship Was at Fault for the Injury!

Negligent actions, either by the cruise line or its crew members, contribute to many accidents. They’re not just ‘accidents’ where no one could have foreseen what was about to happen.

Many injuries are caused because of things like loose handrails on stairs not being fixed, wet or recently mopped floors not being properly marked off, underage kids being served alcohol, broken tiles or plastic molding in cabin showers causing slip and fall injuries – the list is endless.

If a passenger believes their accident was caused by negligence – or even if they are unsure and need a second opinion – it’s a reason to contact a cruise ship injury lawyer.

Cruise ships must provide a safe environment for their passengers. If they know of a potential hazard, don’t take steps to address the hazard and an injury occurs, then the cruise line is likely liable for the injury – that means a hurt passenger could seek compensation for their injury to help cover medical costs, missed time at work and damages for pain and suffering.

How Do Our Lawyers Help Cruise Ship Passengers?

At Waks and Barnett, P.A., we help passengers by:

  • investigating their claims
  • representing them throughout the legal process
  • by using our knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding cruise injury claims
  • by utilizing our specific experience dealing with cruise ship accidents

We know how to deal with the cruise lines, their lawyers and other parties like insurance companies. It’s what our firm has done for 25 years – we’ve fought the cruise lines and represented individuals who needed the care and guidance of a legal professional.

Boating and Cruise Lawyers at Waks and Barnett, P.A. in Miami.
Lawyers at Waks and Barnett, P.A. in Miami.

Ready to make a call to our lawyers? We are available for consultation regarding personal injury claims and will speak with you even if you are unsure about whether you have a valid claim or not. Many passengers don’t even realize they can file and injury claim or can sue a cruise line until the talk with a lawyer.

Most Importantly, We Help Injured Passengers Get:

  • financial compensation for their injuries, pain and suffering
  • payments for doctor’s bills, surgery and other medical bills
  • money for missed time at work or lost wages

Have Questions for a Cruise Ship Personal Injury Attorney?

We’d enjoy speaking to you. It’s important not to let your questions go unanswered.

How can we help? Call the Cruise Injury Lawyers at Waks and Barnett, P.A. in Miami, Florida at 800-905-2891.