Let’s face it, classic slip and fall injuries are still the main reason why passengers seek the help of cruise ship lawyers.
New reports of passengers overboard, Carnival Cruise line flooded cabins and large vessels crashing into docks may grab the headlines, but “slip and falls” still account for the majority of calls we receive at our Miami office.
Why is that?
Simply…because it happens so often.
- Passengers fall down stairs
- Torn rugs trip young children
- Wet floors make walking tricky
- Crowded eating areas and greasy floors make for hazardous walking
- Broken tiles catch flip-flop wearers unaware
- …the list goes on
The seemingly innocuous trips and slips can lead to bumps and bruises on the low end, broken wrists, cracked ribs and concussions on the high end — or worse. For older adults, a fall can have tremendous impact on their health. A broken hip or leg can lead to long term care and long term rehabilitation.
The question our firm faces when we’re presented with passenger injury stories is — were the injuries caused by the negligence of the cruise line, its crew or it’s policies — and was there a ‘real’ injury.
These are questions we work through when passengers call our office. Our goal is to help passengers determine whether the accident was ‘just and accident’ or if the cruise line was responsible.
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Waks & Barnett attorneys practice in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death, with a focus on Cruise Ship Injury and Accidents, Admiralty and Maritime cases. For more information, please call our office in Miami — our number is 1-800-905-2891. All initial consultations are free of charge.
Cruise ship accidents are not uncommon, with many leading to personal injury and wrongful death suits filed against the cruise lines. Waks and Barnett, P.A. has successfully handled many of these cases over the past 25 years.