Cruise Ship Accidents & Cruise Line Claims
Injuries on cruise ships occur frequently, often resulting from cruise line negligence. Common injuries may occur from a variety of incidents, including, but not limited to:
- Slip and fall accidents;
- Food poisoning;
- Improper security measures;
- Injuries caused by onboard experiences;
- Injuries caused by onboard fires;
- Injuries caused by improper maintenance; and
- Injuries caused by various degrees of assault.
If you are injured in a cruise ship accident or incident, first, immediately seek the assistance of appropriate ship personnel. It is critical to document all details of the event leading to your injury, including photographs (if applicable), eyewitness encounters, your recollection of the event, and information regarding your immediate symptoms. Once a report is filed with the cruise ship, maintain a copy of the document and all medical reports if an onboard physician is seen. If there are any eyewitnesses to your accident or incident, obtain all current contact information in anticipation of a legal claim, as additional statements may be necessary.