When you set out on your cruise vacation, the last thing you want is to suffer a slip and fall. However, this type of injury is not only possible, but very likely at sea. In fact, by far the most common type of passenger accidents on a cruise ship are slip and falls. There are numerous factors that can cause such an accident. Given the increased potential for wet or uneven environments on a cruise ship, every year, countless cruise ship passengers fall victim to slip and falls by cruise pools (which are passed by on the way to the buffet) or water parks, on the stairs and over deck railings, to name a few. Unfortunately, many individuals believe they, themselves, are to blame for the accident and do not realize that their cruise line can and should be held accountable for creating or allowing these slippery and dangerous environments that can lead to serious injuries.
Cruise ship slip accidents can result in bodily harm that includes but is not limited to broken bones, sprains, fractures, knee and shoulder tears, back and neck injuries, and even spinal cord damage. Although some injuries may seem minor at first, in many cases, individuals may require serious surgeries and substantial time off of work in order to recover and regain the mobility they once had.
We Will Hold the Cruise Line Accountable
The team at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. has extensive experience with cruise ship passenger slip and falls. In fact, we have helped hundreds of individuals navigate their slip and fall cases, so that they receive the just compensation and resolution they deserve.
Although it may only take a moment to lose footing on a cruise, it can take weeks, months and even years to make a full recovery from a slip and fall injury. The process of returning to work and getting back to life as usual may be lengthy and expensive. From the financial strain to the emotional distress, this is not a burden anyone should have to handle on their own. Additionally, the cruise industry should understand the importance of placing passenger safety first, and be forced to see how their negligence negatively impacts individuals and the overall brand image. When a serious slip and fall accident occurs, the cruise line should take the opportunity to learn from their mistake and make every possible accommodation to prevent these kinds of life-changing events from happening again in the future.
Our Experienced Maritime Lawyers Can Take Your Case
If you have suffered a slip and fall while aboard a cruise, rest assured that you do not have to face the cruise line on your own. Our team has recovered over $200 million for our clients in the wake of accidents occurring aboard cruise ships. Although we believe our results offer insight into what we have accomplished, we look forward to speaking with you to discuss how we plan to achieve the results you deserve.
So if you have questions about your slip and fall case, we are ready to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, and take the first step towards you future.