Cruise ships are a popular vacation getaway for people all over the world. The cruise ship industry rakes in billions of dollars a year. Unfortunately, safety aboard ships has not risen along with profits.
Common cruise ship incidents resulting in personal injury include assault by crew members or other passengers, food poisoning, sexual battery, slip and falls, trip and falls, and injuries on excursions.
If you or someone important to you has been injured due to an incident on a cruise ship, take these steps immediately:
- Document the accident in writing, detailing as much as you can remember;
- Get names, addresses, and telephone numbers of any witnesses, including members of the cruise ship staff;
- Take pictures of the scene and what caused the injury; and
- If you receive medical attention onboard the ship, keep track of the names of physicians and nurses.
Seek Legal Advice Now
Cruise ships usually require written notice of claims within 6 months and suit within one year. Therefore, it is important to see a qualified cruise ship accident lawyer as soon as practicable after a cruise ship related injury to help you determine and protect your legal rights. Our Miami cruise ship accident lawyers have over thirty years of representing cruise ship passengers.
Contact us if you or someone you care about is in need of a cruise ship accident lawyer or any other of our practice areas.