It’s unfortunate, but accidents on cruise ship can happen just like they can anywhere else – at home, at work and elsewhere. The potential for dangerous scenarios is common and injuries to passengers does occur.
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.
If Injured, what do I do?
Many of our clients ask themselves just that, “what do I do.” If possible (and quite often it’s not possible) try to gather as much information and detail about the circumstances surrounding your accident. Your attorney will want to have as much detail as possible. Write things down. Get accident reports. Talk to witnesses. Take photos. Call an attorney from the cruise ship. **again, much if this is not possible, especially with injuries that are painful. Focusing on getting medical help is the first priority for you.
Once home from the cruise, it’s time to get busy. The first thing to do (after visiting your local doctor) is to speak with a personal injury attorney who specializes in representing cruise ship passengers. They will talk to you, advise you and help you understand your options for seeking compensation. You can then decide to hire the law firm.
Is that it?
The information above is an overview, but gives you a quick understanding of what would be involved if you were injured on a cruise ship. Whether is happened on Carnival, Disney, Royal Caribbean or another cruise line, the process is essentially the same.
Most importantly, you’ll need an experienced attorney to walk you through your options. They’ll help bring clarity to what is generally a confusing and frustrating time, especially if you’ve tried to deal with the cruise line directly.
Questions for a Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer?
This short blog post won’t answer your specific questions – we’ll have to do that with a phone call. If you have questions about an injury on a cruise ship, please call us. Over the past 25 years, we’ve seen thousands of injuries suffered on cruise ships – and many are eligible for legal action!
Here Is What We Can Do For You:
- We talk with you – it’s a FREE Consultation
- We understand all the details of your accident or injury
- We offer legal advice and establish a plan of action
- You decide to hire us to work on your behalf against the big cruise lines
- We fight for compensation of your injuries
How can we help you? Call us at 800-905-2891.