Imagine that you are on vacation with your family, soaking up the sun on
the deck of a cruise ship headed to the Caribbean. Suddenly, you slip
and fall on a wet patch, breaking your hip. Now what?
Unfortunately, this hypothetical scenario is a reality for many. Countless
cruise ship passengers suffer preventable injuries every year, oftentimes
as a result of the negligence of a cruise line or its employees.
Slip and fall accidents make up the majority of these incidents, causing a variety of injuries
including head trauma, broken bones, and spinal cord injuries. In many
cases, compensation can be sought for these types of injuries by filing
a personal injury claim.
Causes of Cruise Ship Slip & Fall Accidents
While there are a nearly infinite number of ways that a slip and fall accident
can happen, negligence is usually a contributing factor. Establishing
and proving this negligence are key aspects of filing a successful claim,
along with showing that the negligence caused the plaintiff to suffer damages.
There are a variety of factors that can cause a slip and fall accident,
- Improperly stored equipment
- Food trays left in walkways
- Poorly illuminated staircases
- Wet floors
- Rocking boats
- Torn carpeting
A slip and fall accident can occur both on and off of a cruise ship, including
tender boats, while on an
excursion on the shore under the cruise line’s care, and within cabins.
How Can I Strengthen My Claim?
If you have been injured in a slip and fall on a cruise, there are several
things you can do to strengthen your claim. If possible, it is always
recommended that you get photographs or video of the scene. Make notes
of anything you see, smell, or hear. These details, while seemingly insignificant,
can be of great importance later on when trying to recreate the accident.
Injured? Call Michael C. Black, P.A. Today!
The most important thing you can do if you should ever be injured on a
cruise ship is to contact an experienced
Miami cruise ship injury lawyer from Michael C. Black, P.A. Our firm’s experienced attorneys
have been representing accident victims since 1983, giving us the invaluable
experience you need to maximize your chances of securing fair compensation
for your case. We are intimately familiar with the complexities of cruise
ship lawsuits, and we are prepared to do everything within our power to
protect your rights.
To get started towards retaining the representation you deserve,
contact our office online or request a
complimentary case evaluation today!