A group of cruise passengers trapped in an elevator for more than an hour is now banned from future cruises. The passengers insist that Carnival Cruise banned them since the employees who were supposed to free them botched the rescue.
About Cruise Injuries
Cruise ships bring a number of potential safety hazards inherent to a marine environment. This includes corrosion from salt water, sea spray, and water tracked into high traffic areas from pool areas. Spilled drinks, wet or foreign substances, food in restaurants, loose flooring to water tracked in by guests using the swimming pools, even dim lighting in stairwells and hallways are all common causes of slip and falls.
Cruise Passengers Trapped For Hours
While traveling in the Carnival Cruise elevator, it became stuck. Therefore, it trapped a group of passengers for more than an hour. Also, one stuck passenger even fainted. According to Facebook video, while Carnival staff tried to free them, their comments were insensitive and disinterested towards the stranded guests. The video shows crew members mocking and threatening to leave the guests for another 45 minutes in the confined space.
Also, the staff suggested the cruise passengers were responsible for the malfunction. However, no one asked what happened inside the elevator. The staff just tried to pry the doors open. Therefore, many were shocked to learn that they were banned from all future cruises with Carnival Cruise lines.
Now, the passengers are furious. Not only were they trapped for several hours in an elevator, but also the botched escape was pinned upon them. Cruise Lines will always protect themselves and not victims. This is why it is important to seek knowledgable representation if you suffered a cruise ship injury.
We Can Help Cruise Ship Victims
At The Michael Brady Lynch Firm, our lawyers have decades of experience helping injured people get justice and full compensation for injuries caused by 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 record 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.