Water slides and swimming pools are becoming increasingly complex on cruise ships. Always a central feature on a cruise ship’s lido deck, the pools have gained a greater emphasis as part of the family-oriented draw of cruise ships. They are implicitly a place where children are able to play while their parents are engaged in more adult activities. Unfortunately, there is little to no supervision in the swimming pool areas where adults and children intermingle freely, creating potential problems with the varying size of bodies and levels of maturity, and water slide and swimming pool accidents can lead to serious injuries.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury related to a cruise ship pool or water slide, you may be able to receive compensation, but you will likely need the help of an experienced attorney. The cruise ship injury attorneys of The Cochran Firm South Florida are based in Miami, where most cruise line cases must be heard, and we have unequalled experience in handling these types of cases. Please contact us today to learn how we can help you.
Dangers of Water Slides and Swimming Pools
Swimming pools can be very fun to enjoy, but they can also be very dangerous, resulting in numerous cruise ship injuries. Injuries commonly associated with swimming pools include:
- Partial drowning resulting in permanent brain injury
- Slip and fall accidents
- Impact with the side or bottom of the pool causing injury
- Impact with other pool patrons
Water slides also have a number of significant dangers associated with them, including the risk of:
- Lacerations from the ladder or the slide
- Slip and fall from the ladder
- Colliding with other passengers in the slide or in the pool
- Collision with objects or construction in the pool
- Being held underwater by water or other passengers using the slide
All of these dangers are increased by the presence of crowds, the addition of alcohol, and the mixing of different age groups without supervision. The combination creates an unreasonably dangerous situation for you and your children, and if you suffer injury in a cruise ship’s pool or on the water slide, you may be able to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other economic and noneconomic damages.
Why Choose the Cochran Firm South Florida for Your Cruise Ship Injury Lawsuit
Cruise ships have extensive experience protecting themselves from having to compensate passengers for injuries suffered. If you are going to face them, you need an attorney with an equal amount of experience getting compensation for victims.
At The Cochran Firm South Florida, we have helped many people receive compensation for their cruise ship injuries. We are located in Miami, near the courts where the cruise lines choose to have these cases resolved. We know the courts and are known in them. Our reputation for aggressively and successfully handling cases for injury victims can bring cruise lines to the table with a more reasonable settlement offer and may mean you don’t have to go to trial to get the compensation you deserve. We are also willing to take your case to trial if that’s what it takes to resolve the case successfully.
To learn more about The Cochran Firm and how we can help you, please schedule a free consultation with our Miami cruise ship injury attorneys today