It is important to know that if you were injured on a cruise ship or an excursion, there is compensation that could available to you. The financial gain from a suit could help offset any issues medical or emotional. This makes it a bit easier to try and deal with the after-effects of a cruise ship injury.
Common Cruise Ship Injury Compensation
There are a few types of cruise ship injuries that have been successful in acquiring compensation.
An injury does not have to occur on a ship for compensation to be available. Earlier this year, a woman from Florida filed a lawsuit against Carnival Cruise Lines. During an excursion to the Bahamas, the woman went on a safari tour. Tour guides took the guests in a Mercedez-Benz Unimog. This is a notoriously unsafe vehicle that does not have seatbelts. The Unimog flipped over, and the woman was thrown from the vehicle. She suffered multiple broken bones and multiple surgeries for tears and fractures. She was among 10 cruise guests injured on the tour. Since Carnival set up her excursion, the company is liable.
Slips and Falls
Water on a cruise ship makes slip and falls common. Laws require cruise lines to have appropriate signage, handrails, and staff to keep risks down and prevent injuries. Guests who slip near a pool, on a staircase, or over the threshold of a cruise ship, could sue for damages.
If a cruise staff makes a navigational error, it can derail an entire cruise. One error can throw off the entire schedule. This prevents you from getting the vacation you paid for. This happens more frequently than people think. In more extreme cases, this can injure people. Last May, miscommunication onboard led to a cruise ship crashing at the Tory Channel. Over 100 people onboard the craft could have filed a suit if any suffered an injury.
There are other injuries passengers may sue for. A former passenger on a Celebrity Cruise sued for damage to his feet. While walking across the hot deck barefoot, he suffered extreme damage to his foot. In fact, doctors had to amputate a toe and treat second-degree burns.
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.