Man Dies After Fall On Cruise Ship; And What You Need to Know About Passenger Head Injuries

As reported by the Deseret News in Salt Lake City, a local resident died on January 31 after falling and and sustaining an injury to his head. Read the full story here…

Head Injuries on Cruise Ships

Unfortunate incidents like these highlight the hidden dangers that most people never think about while enjoying their cruise. And slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of injury aboard cruise ships. They can easily lead to moderate to severe injuries, especially if you hit your head while falling.

Head injuries should be checked out immediately by the boat’s medical staff. Open wounds may need stitches. Dizziness, blackouts or feelings of being incoherent can be symptoms of concussions or brain contusions. Again, after a fall you should check in with the ship’s doctor.

Click here for more information on head injuries and when to seek care after an injury.

What Are Your Rights as a Passenger if You’ve Had a Head Injury on a Cruise Ship?

Most accidents that occur on a cruise ship are just simply accidents. However, we see dozens of injuries every year that are the result of negligence on the part of the cruise line. The cruise ships are responsible for providing safe environs for their passengers.

An example might be a newly mopped floor that is unmarked or loose carpeting on stairwells. Luggage or dinner plates left in hallways are a common reason for falls.

If you’ve suffered a head injury on a cruise ship and believe that the injury was caused by actions that were taken (or not taken) by the ship’s staff, you may want to speak with an attorney who is experienced with cruise ship injury law. Even if you’re uncertain about the reason for the fall, it’s a good idea to contact an attorney.

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