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What Types of Cruise Ship Accidents Can Be Handled by a Lawyer?

All incidents that threaten the well-being of cruise ship passengers and crew members can constitute a legal case and can be handled by a lawyer, whether they are due to inattention, failure to warn about dangers etc. If you suffered a serious personal injury onboard a cruise ship, it is recommended that you seek legal advice from a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

Miami, Florida is one of the most active and most popular cruise ship hubs in the U.S. Each year, the number of passengers spending their holiday on cruise ships continues to increase and as a direct result, the number of accidents and injuries continue to increase.
A cruise ship injury can not only ruin your vacation but can lead to a long recovery process and time away from work. Basically, all incidents that threaten the safety and well-being of cruise ship passengers and crew members can later constitute a legal case:

  • Cruise ships collisions
  • Cruise ship groundings & Rogue waves
  • Fires or explosions on the cruise ship

Grounding accidents are events that lead to the damage of the submerged part of the hull, as a result of running aground. In January 2012, the Costa Concordia suffered cruise grounding off the Italian coast, and as a result, over 30 lives were lost. The most common types of personal injury suffered aboard cruise ships are of course slip and fall accidents. They occur because of various reasons such as:

  • Failure to warn about dangerous conditions
  • Harsh weather conditions
  • Inattention
  • Insufficient lighting
  • Slippery floors

If you suffered a serious personal injury while on board a cruise ship, do not hesitate to contact our Miami based law firm as soon as possible. Our experienced attorneys have handled several personal injury cases on behalf of both passengers and crew members and we have the necessary experience and skills to effectively negotiate on your behalf.

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Disclaimer: Please note that the information provided on this site is not formal legal advice, also the site does not allow you to form an attorney-client relationship.