Cruise ship operators have a responsibility to keep their decks clean and dry. However, cruise ship operators are often remiss in this duty, and the results can be tragic. If you have suffered a slip and fall accident on a cruise ship, you may have more than a bruised ego, you may have suffered broken bones, displaced joints, spinal injuries, and head injuries.
If you have suffered injury as a result of the negligence of cruise ship operators, you deserve compensation, but do not expect the cruise line to give you what you deserve. If anything, you will likely get a token settlement that does not cover medical bills, let alone lost wages and your pain and suffering. The cruise ship injury attorneys of The Cochran Firm South Florida are prepared to fight for your rights, fight for the compensation you deserve. Please contact us today for a free initial consultation.
Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents on Cruise Ships
A cruise ship is like a floating combination of a mall and hotel, with the added danger of always being subject to wind and rain. As a result, there are many possible causes of a slip and fall accident, including:
- Wet decks
- Missing or damaged no-slip flooring
- Spilled food or drink
- Floors wet from mopping
- Lack of warning about conditions
The crew of a cruise ship have a responsibility to maintain safe conditions, promptly warn when unsafe conditions exist, and act with due speed to correct unsafe conditions. Other types of unsafe conditions could lead to trip and fall accidents that are equally dangerous.
If you suffer cruise ship injury because the crew of a cruise ship failed to fulfill this responsibility, you may be able to receive compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Disability and diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
The types of compensation you can receive will depend on the extent of your injuries.
Why Choose The Cochran Firm for Your Cruise Ship Slip and Fall Lawsuit
Cruise lines know that the ships they operate are full of potential hazards and may work harder to protect themselves from lawsuits than they do to protect you from injury. One common condition that comes along with your cruise ticket is that any lawsuits must be resolved in the court chosen by the cruise line. For most cruise lines, the chosen court is here in Miami.
The Cochran Firm South Florida practices regularly in these courts and we know how to navigate them successfully. And our nationwide network of lawyers means that you can still get the personal attention you desire in your hometown.
Please contact our Miami cruise ship injury lawyers today for your free case evaluation.