Cruise Ship Accidents and Illnesses
Florida Cruise Accident Lawyers Fighting for Your Compensation
Getting injured or sick on a cruise ship or shore excursion can do much more than ruin your vacation. Injuries and illnesses can lead to substantial out-of-pocket costs, and, if you have been severely injured, you could be facing chronic pain and other long-term consequences. While the cruise lines can be held liable when injuries and illnesses occur, recovering your losses can be challenging. As a result, it is important to hire an experienced Florida cruise ship accident lawyer to fight for the compensation you deserve.
Common Causes of Injuries on Cruise Ships
All types of accidents can lead to injuries onboard cruise ships. Our cruise ship accident attorneys represent cruise ship passengers, parents of children who suffer injuries and illnesses onboard cruise ships, crew members, guest performers and others in claims involving:
- Allergic reactions
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Exposure to contagious diseases
- Exposure to carbon monoxide or harmful fumes
- Food poisoning
- Mistakes by cruise ship doctors and medical staff
- Moving and falling objects
- Physical and sexual assaults
- Roller coaster accidents
- Rock climbing wall accidents
- Slips, trips and falls
- Swimming pool accidents
While cruise ships are meant to be fun, and while most cruise lines make efforts to ensure their passengers’ and employees’ safety, accidents can – and do – occur. Each year, there are hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries onboard cruise ships. Our Florida cruise ship accident lawyers represent victims and families in Florida and nationwide in their personal injury claims, and we handle cases against all of the major cruise lines.
Common Accidents on Cruise Ship Excursions
In addition to accidents onboard cruise ships, accidents during cruise ship excursions can leave passengers suffering from serious, life-altering and, in some cases, life-threatening injuries as well. Some of the most common types of accidents during cruise ship excursions include:
- Accidents during physical activities such as hiking or biking
- Parasailing accidents
- Snorkeling and scuba diving accidents
- Tender accidents
- Vehicle accidents
- Zipline accidents
Depending on the circumstances involved, seeking financial compensation for an accident that occurred during a cruise ship excursion may involve filing a claim against the cruise line, or you may need to pursue a claim against the excursion operator. Our lawyers can determine which company is liable for your losses and pursue all appropriate claims on your behalf.
Our Florida Personal Injury Lawyers Outline What You Should Do After a Cruise Ship or Shore Excursion Accident
If you have been injured onboard a cruise ship or during a shore excursion, what should you do? If you are still on the cruise, you should report the accident to cruise personnel immediately. You should also seek medical treatment onboard the cruise ship (or at the hospital if you are back in the United States), and you should speak with a Florida cruise ship accident lawyer as soon as possible.
Speak with a Florida Cruise Ship Accident Lawyer for Free
Our Florida cruise ship accident lawyers are available to speak with passengers, crewmembers and others 24/7. To discuss your legal rights in confidence, call our injury law firm at 800-780-8607 or tell us about your cruise ship accident online now.