Injured in a slip and fall accident on a cruise ship?
Slip and fall accidents are the most common type of accident aboard cruise ships.
Unsteady footing due to the motion of the boat along with slippery decks and crowded common areas and passageways create opportunities for accidents to happen.
While most slip and fall accidents are simply just accidents and are not caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of the cruise line or crew, there are accidents where the cruise line is liable.
What are slip and fall accidents?
Very simply, slip and fall accidents occur when a passenger or crew member slips or is knocked off their feet resulting in a fall that injures them.
With the average age of cruise ship passengers being over 50 years old, even seemingly small accidents can cause severe injury and pain.
These accidents can happen on the ship and call also happpen off the shipamong the most common accident aboard cruise ships.
Accidents can occur aboard the ship, in guest rooms, dining rooms, near the pool, in bathrooms, stairways and just about any other place on the boat. They can also occur off the ship on gangways, getting on or off tenders or even during shore excursions.