Cruise lines make significant efforts to keep their passengers happy. However, the cruise ship injures a passenger, the attitude abruptly changes. The company then moves to protect itself and ensure you receive nothing but a headache for your injuries.
Cruise ship companies have a legal obligation to you, the passenger. In fact, federal maritime requires the company to give aid. However, each claim is different. But what remains the same is every ship must be clear of any slip, fall, and trip dangers. Plus, a ship must commit to the quality maintenance of the equipment aboard. This is reasonable care.
Cruise Ships Won’t Protect You
Past employees and complex litigation experts like those at The Michael Brady Lynch Firm know that as soon as an injury happens, the cruise lines go into an adversarial mode. The company wants to protect themselves not you. This means the first thing to happen is a security officer on board will take the injured passenger’s statement. However, the questions asked could help the defend the cruise line in court, not you. For example, the officer could ask what the passenger could have done to avoid the incident that led to the injury. It is important to note that right after an accident, it probably not the best time to answer questions.
Then, if a passenger attempts to seek compensation, the cruise line will push for the case to be in federal court. This will make it difficult for the passenger since there is a higher standard of evidence. Plus, the judges can be stricter. This makes proving an injury difficult without proper representation.
Don’t Wait to Get Help After a Cruise Ship Injury
If you, your child, or your relative suffered a cruise ship related injury, 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 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.