Gangway Injuries on a Cruise Ship
Award-Winning Miami Cruise Ship Injury Attorneys
The gangway of a cruise ship is the passageway from the dock to the vessel.
If you are a crewmember or passenger of a cruise ship and have suffered
injury as the result of a gangway accident, we encourage you to
speak with a Miami cruise ship injury attorney at our firm at once. You may be entitled to compensation if the gangway collapsed
or another situation occurred that resulted in injuries or wrongful death.
Gangways can cause various types of injuries. If you suffered injury while
boarding or disembarking a cruise ship, you likely experienced substantial
pain. Waves or the current can move a vessel, and a gangway that is not
properly secured can come loose.
Crewmembers and passengers can become pinned between the boat and the dock or injured
in other ways.
Pursuing a Claim for Compensation
Many passengers travel on
cruise ships throughout the year without being harmed. Some passengers, however, do
require legal attention because of injuries they have sustained because
of another party's negligence. Our firm can help you file a personal
injury claim to actively pursue monetary compensation. The vessel owner
may be legally
liable to provide compensation for damages of the injured party, based on the
United States admiralty law.
You may be entitled to compensation for the following damages:
- Medical treatment
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
A stipend for medical and living expenses that have resulted from the accident
may also be pursued. If you have suffered any type of injury while boarding
or exiting a cruise ship, you should discuss your case immediately with
our firm during a
free case evaluation. We are experienced cruise ship injury lawyers in Miami. We have a combined
50 years of experience that can be used to your advantage as you fight
for just compensation after your accident.