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Slip and Fall Injuries on Cruise Ships

Posted on September 15th, 2019 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

Cruise Ship Accidents

One of the most common types of accidents on cruise ships are slip and fall accidents. These incidents often result in severe pain and injury to the victim. Victims can suffer concussions, fractured bones, internal injuries or bleeding, and more. Many times, the slip and fall is not the fault of the victim but happens because of some form of negligence on the part of the cruise line.

Slip and Fall Accidents on Ships

There are many different ways that slip and fall accidents can occur on cruise ships. For example, if there is luggage left in the hallway or a piece of loose carpeting, the passenger can trip and seriously injure themselves.

Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere on and off the ship – in passenger rooms, restrooms, hallways, decks, and on gangways, tenders, and more.

Just like any business, the cruise line is required to make sure all areas passengers will be in are hazard-free and to warn passengers about any unsafe conditions that may exist. If the accident occurs because of negligence on the part of a crew member, liability still falls on the cruise line and they are legally responsible for the damages the victim suffers.

Pursuing a Claim

When a victim has suffered a slip and fall injury on a cruise line, they should seriously consider retaining the services of a cruise ship accident attorney to represent them against the cruise line. It is important to remember that cruise line companies are usually huge corporations and if a person is unfamiliar with the requirements for filing an accident claim, their case could be jeopardized.

There is often a large amount of paperwork required by the cruise ship, as well as information and documentation the cruise line company may require in order to process the claim. And not only are there certain timelines that may need to be met to process the claim, as well as just trying to determine where exactly the claim should be filed.

A cruise ship accident attorney is well-versed in all these matters and can make sure that all of the requirements have been met. Your attorney will also know exactly what type of evidence will help your case.

Contact a Cruise Ship Accident Attorney for Assistance

If you or a family member has been injured in a slip and fall accident or any other type of cruise ship accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Salt Lake City, UT today for a free case evaluation. Attorneys have extensive experience fighting for injured clients against all of the major cruise lines. You can meet with attorneys who will evaluate your case and determine what legal options you may have.

 

Thanks to Rasmussen & Miner for their insight into personal injury claims and cruise ship slip and fall injuries.

 

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