Imagine – you’re on a cruise vacation, sitting on deck with your spouse. You get up to grab a drink, but then trip and fall due to a freshly mopped deck that a crew member forgot to cordon off.
You wrench your knee and end up in the ship’s medical office where x-rays show you have a torn ACL. Your relaxing vacation is over and now you’re dealing with the pain of a knee injury and the uncertainty of what to do next.
Was it just an accident? Or was the cruise ship at fault?
After an Injury on a Cruise Ship, What Should You Do?
Initially, your concern is getting treatment for your injury (and it should be). Getting medical treatment is the most important thing to do in the wake of an accident.
But after a few hours or days (or even after a few months) you begin to wonder if you might be able to get compensation for your injuries to help pay for medical bills. Should you speak with an attorney who represents passengers against the cruise lines?
Yes – injuries are much more common on cruise ships than you might imagine! Though the cruise industry does not report injury statistics, our law firm answers calls every single day from passengers who have been injured. Often they are confused as to what actions to take.
*each case is different – it’s best to speak with an attorney who can help you understand the specific details of your potential case – and create a plan of action.
You may also not know that by filing a claim (assuming it can be proven the cruise line did something wrong) you can get a settlement or verdict against the cruise line that will help pay for medical bills, missed time at work and other compensatory and punitive damages.
Talking to a Cruise Ship Lawyer is a Smart Choice – and the Right Choice
If you believe you have a claim against the cruise line – or even if you’re unsure about your options – you should speak with cruise ship injury lawyers who have years of experience representing passengers and crewmembers. Call Waks and Barnett, P.A. at 1-800-905-2891 for a free consultation. We can help with the frustration and confusion you and your family may be experiencing.
Some of our recent injured passenger inquiries include:
- Fractured knee cap on Norwegian Epic
- A passenger who suffered a fall with ongoing injuries
- Ceiling fell in on a passenger on Princess Cruises
- Busted knee and back problems from a fall Carnival Elation
Have Questions for a Cruise Ship Personal Injury Attorney?
We’d enjoy speaking to you. Don’t let your questions go unanswered. Time is often a consideration when determining whether you should file a claim for an injury you’ve suffered.
How can we help? Call us at 800-905-2891.