Cruise ships are intended to be fun, to provide passengers with an exciting and relaxing time while allowing them to see sights that would otherwise be impossible. And, while this is surely the case for many cruise ship passengers, a surprisingly large number sustain serious injury during routine cruises.
One of the leading causes of cruise ship injuries is slip and fall accidents. These may occur due to slippery and unmaintained surfaces, but can also be a result of poor lighting, lack of handrails, and generally poor maintenance. Sadly, these seemingly simple accidents often lead to serious injury including spinal cord and brain injury, and may necessitate years of medical treatment.
In addition to slip and fall accidents, cruise ship injuries may be a result of:
- Swimming pool accidents
- On-board illnesses
- Recreational activity accidents
- On-board medical malpractice
Some people may also sustain an injury while participating in excursions. Often part of the cruise ship experience, snorkeling, parasailing, hiking, and similar recreational activities that take place on land might result in serious or even fatal injury. When these excursions are part of a cruise ship package, it is the responsibility of the line to ensure participant safety. Failure to do so may make the company liable for damages, though collecting can be very difficult without the help of an experienced cruise ship attorney.
Why Choose Us?
Recognized as one of the best law firms in the United States for Admiralty and Maritime Law, Hickey Law Firm has a long and proud history of helping victims of cruise ship accidents get the justice they deserve. Founding partner, John Hickey, is double board certified by the Florida Bar and has been listed as a “Top Lawyer in South Florida” in the areas of personal injury and maritime in the South Florida Legal Guide for the past 17 years. Our firm is committed to helping victims of serious injury get fair and full compensation, and welcomes the opportunity to meet with you, listen to your story, and help you choose the best path forward.
Please call Hickey Law Firm at 305-371-8000 to schedule a free consultation today. We represent people living in Miami, throughout Florida, and across the nation.