Defective Cruise Ship Equipment

Because cruise ships offer a multitude of activities and entertainment options, there are many opportunities for technology and facilities to malfunction or not be maintained in proper working order. When ship equipment is defective, inadequately maintained, or improperly operated, passengers and crew members can suffer serious injuries.

Different Types of Defective Cruise Ship Equipment

Defective equipment can come in many forms. This is why inspections are imperative. Each piece of equipment can malfunction.

The most common types of defective equipment are:

  • Sliding doors
  • Elevators
  • Escalators
  • Railings
  • Lighting
  • Activity equipment

Regularly maintaining these types pieces of equipment could prevent them from becoming defective. Otherwise, severe injuries can be the result of an accident in any of these areas. If an injury occurs, make sure that you or a loved one takes photographic evidence of where the injury occurred. 

Defective Cruise Ship Equipment Liability

When defective cruise ship equipment injures you, you might have a claim for legal compensation. Equipment on a cruise ship can be defective if it has significant design, construction, or composition defects. If the product comes with inadequate warnings, this deficiency also can provide the basis for a legal claim against the cruise line operator.

Others possible liabilities are:

  • When a product arrives defective, the manufacturer could be liable.
  • If the product design caused the injury, then the designer could be liable.
  • When staff doesn’t properly maintain equipment, then the cruise line can be held liable
  • If the equipment was not operated properly by the crew members, then the cruise line can be held liable

Get Legal Representation

If you, your child, or your relative suffered from any defective cruise ship equipment, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Once you disembark, your next step should be to get experienced legal help from a knowledgeable attorney.

At The Michael Brady Lynch Firm, our lawyers have decades of experience helping injured people get justice and full compensation for injuries caused negligence. Given that lawsuits against cruise ships are in a venue favorable to the cruise lines, it is incredibly important to have an experienced attorney with ample resources to prosecute your claim. The Michel Brady Lynch Firm regularly takes on the largest corporations in the world with a track records of proven success and results. Contact The Michael Brady Lynch Firm today, and our attorneys will review your case for free and help you protect your rights. For your complimentary consultation, call our office now.

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