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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.
If an injured party has suffered due to negligent behavior while on a cruise ship, they have the right to be compensated for physical or emotional injury and harm to their property and/or financial status. If you have been injured in a cruise accident, contact our principal attorney Sean M. Cleary and find out about your possibilities for filing a valid injury claim.
A cruise ship injury can not only ruin your vacation but can lead to a long recovery process and time away from work. All incidents that threaten the safety and well-being of cruise ship passengers and crew members can later constitute a legal case:
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:
If the injured party can prove that the cruise line or crew failed to exercise care that a reasonable party would have (or that in the circumstances the law requires for the protection of other persons or the interests of other persons) the injured party may be entitled to compensation. Each case is singular in terms of the type of physical and emotional trauma and incidental financial losses suffered. Moreover, entitlement for compensation depends on:
In case serious personal injuries occur onboard a cruise ship, it is important to know what exactly needs to be done. Passengers are advised to:
If you suffered a serious personal injury while onboard a cruise ship, do not hesitate to contact The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary 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.
Contagious conditions spread through contaminated food and drinks, inadequate sanitation, and poor ventilation. The most frequently documented cruise ship outbreaks involve:
Cruise ship medical clinics deal with a wide variety of illnesses and injuries. Approximately 3%–11% of conditions reported to cruise ship infirmaries are urgent or represent an emergency.
Other statistics related to cruise ship illnesses and contamination include:
To reduce the risk of onboard introduction of communicable diseases by embarking passengers, ships may conduct pre-embarkation medical screening to identify ill passengers before boarding.
Among potential health dangers that can occur during a cruise, we can find food poisoning, Norovirus infection, Salmonella infection, etc. These types of diseases can have as cause contaminated food and drinks, inadequate sanitation, poor ventilation, and others. Noroviruses are a group of viruses that affect the stomach and intestines causing gastroenteritis. The viruses spread through contaminated water and food and on cruise ships through physical contact. Symptoms include:
If you got sick due to the negligent acts of others on a cruise contact our Miami based office today for legal representation.