Passenger on Princess Cruise Asks for Advice After Slip and Fall

A recent inquiry came to our office – a passenger cruising with Princess Cruises suffered an injury after a slip and fall accident.

They wanted to discuss details of the accident and understand what their options were moving forward. It’s the same reason why so many of our clients initially contact our personal injury law firm.

cruise ship slip and fall accidentThey’ve been hurt in a cruise ship accident and want to know “what to do next.”

When someone contacts our firm, we’ll spend time with them to better understand the details of the injury so we can determine if they have a case – and ask a number of questions on the phone call.

Some of those questions will include:

  • How did the accident happen?
  • Where did it happen?
  • What happened after the accident?
  • Who was involved?
  • What is the extent of your injury?
  • What treatment have you had so far and what future medical needs do you have?
  • Do you have copies of medical records, bills or other costs related to your accident?

Accident on a Princess Cruise Ship?

Accidents on Princess Cruises will be dictated by language in the ticket contract a passenger signed before taking their cruise. Here’s just some of the thousands of words you’ll find in the Princess Passage Contract.

Claims for Injury, Illness or Death: In cases involving claims for Emotional Harm, bodily injury, illness to or death of any Guest, no lawsuit may be brought against Carrier unless (1) written notice giving full particulars of the claim is delivered to Carrier within 6 months from the date of the Emotional Harm, bodily injury, illness or death, (2) a lawsuit on such a claim is filed within 1 year from the date of the injury, illness or death, and (3) valid service of the lawsuit is made within 90 days of filing the complaint.

Claims for Injury, Illness or Death: All claims or disputes involving Emotional Harm, bodily injury, illness to or death of any Guest whatsoever, including without limitation those arising out of or relating to this Passage Contract or Your Cruise, shall be litigated before the United States District Courts for the Central District of California in Los Angeles, or as to those lawsuits over which the Federal Courts of the United States lack subject matter jurisdiction, before a court located in Los Angeles County, California, U.S.A., to the exclusion of the courts of any other country, state, city, municipality, county or locale. You consent to jurisdiction and waive any objection that may be available to any such action being brought in such courts.

For most passengers, they won’t read this before cruising. And, if they were injured on the cruise and needed to file an injury claim against Princess…well…they probably won’t read it either. It’s too confusing. The reality is that it would likely take an attorney, like the ones at our firm, to wade through the details of the contract…and then know how to respond accordingly and correctly.

Get help after a Princess Cruise Slip and Fall accident

For help determining how to file and injury claim, we’re here to help. Please contact us using the form at right or call directly at 1-800-905-2891.