How Injuries Occur On Cruise Ships

It’s unfortunate, but injuries are a common occurrence aboard cruise ships.

With millions of travelers enjoying cruises each week from the ports of Miami, Cape Canaveral and many others, injuries are bound to happen.

Common injuries are:

  • Broken arms
  • Wrist sprains and breaks
  • Ankle sprains and breaks
  • Knee injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Concussions

Sometimes those injuries are just sheer accidents. And sometimes those injuries occur because of negligence on the part of the crew or conditions of the cruise ship.

Cruise ship injuries occur in a variety of different ways

Perhaps a gangplank was wet and you slipped. Maybe a staircase was improperly lit with overhead lighting. Even food trays set outside of cabins where room service was ordered pose hazards that result in painful injury.

Has an accident like this happened to you?

If you feel the cruise line on which you were traveling could have prevented the accident from happening, you may have a grounds for a lawsuit. An experienced cruise line injury attorney can help you understand if you have a case – or not. The attorney may advise that you stand little chance of seeking compensation. Or they may advise that – yes – you do have an ability to move forward with a lawsuit against the cruise line.

About Waks & Barnett, P.A.
Based in Miami, Waks & Barnett attorneys work with clients in Florida, throughout the United States and around the world. The firm’s attorneys practice in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death, with a specialization in admiralty and maritime cases.