Cruise Ship Accidents: Injuries from On-Ship Activities

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Cruises are popular among vacationers not only because they offer a unique opportunity to see different parts of the world, but also because they provide a wide range of activities onboard the ship itself. Cruise ships are like miniature cities out on the open sea. They have thousands of rooms, dozens of floors, shopping centers, theaters, pools, restaurants, and more. Cruise lines are obligated to properly maintain all of these public areas to keep passengers safe from harm.

If you have suffered a serious injury on a cruise ship, you may be entitled to compensation from the cruise line. Call (855) 375-3727 today for a free case evaluation with one of our experienced Miami cruise ship lawyers.

Causes of Cruise Ship Injuries

Passengers can potentially suffer harm in countless different ways onboard a cruise ship, including:

  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Food poisoning
  • Allergic reaction requests and warnings ignored by a staff member
  • Over-service of alcohol
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Rock climbing walls
  • Unsecured objects
  • Escalator and elevator accidents
  • Legionnaires' Disease (a medical condition caused by bacteria that is commonly spread through swimming pools and hot tubs)

Protecting Your Rights After Injury on a Cruise Ship

If you have been seriously injured on a cruise ship, it is important to protect your rights after the incident. Be sure to seek medical help right away, and report the incident to the cruise line. Take photos of the precise location where your accident occurred, or have a friend or family member take photos.  Also take photos of your injuries (if they are visible).  Finally, get the names and contact information of any passenger witnesses who saw the condition of the floor or whatever else caused the accident either before or after the accident, or who saw the accident itself.   

Calling our experienced cruise ship attorneys at Hickey Law Firm, P.A. is one of the best ways you can protect your rights after a cruise ship accident. With over 17 years of experience representing cruise lines, and Board Certification in Admiralty and Maritime Law from The Florida Bar, Attorney John H. (Jack) Hickey can provide you with the powerful legal representation and resources you need to fully investigate your cruise ship accident and recover compensation for your injuries.

If you have been seriously injured onboard a cruise ship, or your loved one was killed during a cruise, please call (855) 375-3727 to speak with an experienced Miami cruise ship attorney at the Hickey Law Firm, P.A., today. We represent injured cruise ship victims in Florida and around the world.