A cruise ship is intended to be a floating party, an eternal moveable feast where the liquor is almost always flowing. At its best, this detachment creates an environment where you can leave behind the cares of your workaday world to experience pure relaxation. At its worst, drunkenness can lead to violence or dangerous accidents.
If you have suffered injury due to the drunken actions of intoxicated passengers or crew, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries. The cruise ship injury attorneys of The Cochran Firm South Florida can help you seek the compensation you deserve. Please contact us today for a free case evaluation and learn what compensation you may be able to achieve.
Cruise lines have many ways to make money, but the sale of alcohol is one of their most reliable and potentially largest profit centers. Cruise lines encourage passengers to start drinking the minute the ship shoves off and not stop until the very last call.
On the one hand, cruise lines know that they have a responsibility to prevent dangerous intoxication. On the other hand, they also know that once you are tipsy you lose control over your judgment and are more likely to spend money on other shipboard entertainments. And with the sheer number of bars scattered all over the ship, it’s very difficult for a bartender to monitor how much any passenger has had or how quickly.
This creates a situation where cruise ships have diminished interest and practically no ability to prevent extreme intoxication among passengers. Lax discipline can make it almost as hard to control it among the crew as well. As a result, you are put at risk for many types of cruise ship injury, including:
- Physical and sexual assault
- Slip and fall accidents
- Trip and fall accidents
- Pool and waterslide accidents
If you suffered any of these types of injuries, you may be able to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other losses.
Why Choose The Cochran Firm South Florida for Your Cruise Ship Injury Lawsuit
Cruise lines work hard to protect the profits they gain by putting you at risk. They put many obstacles in the way of any potential cruise ship injury lawsuit, the first of which is limiting where you can file your lawsuit. Most often this is here in Miami, courts that we know well and where we are known. The reputation of The Cochran Firm commands respect and can help you get the compensation you deserve without having to go to trial, though we are prepared to go to trial if that is the best way to get you the full measure of compensation you deserve.
To learn how The Cochran Firm South Florida can help you get compensation for your injuries, please schedule a free initial consultation today.