Slip and Fall Accidents on Cruise Ships
Miami Cruise Ship Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys
A cruise ship slip and fall accident can occur anywhere. On deck, by the pool, in a restaurant, or on a gangway. They can happen for a variety of reasons and on different flooring surfaces. We have seen slip and fall accidents in a number of different settings.
The ship and its crew owes a duty of reasonable care to it's passengers. This includes to provide verbal or visual warnings, to correct a dangerous area, or to mark of areas where foreign substances and hazards may be. Visual and verbal warnings are important to ensure passenger safety.
Foreign substances often make their way on to passenger cruise ships, cargo vessels and their decks. If the dangerous condition exists long enough on the vessel regardless of who created the dangerous condition the cruise line also owes a legal duty to correct, and to warn passengers. If not and you are injured they are responsible for injuries that result. Though the cruise line industry will fight you, we will also fight back to protect your rights.
Florida Cruise Ship Slip and Fall Attorneys
Our Florida Cruise Ship Accident Attorneys have experience handling a number of slip and fall accident including:
- Gangways Accidents
- In Restaurants
- Slip and Falls due to Foreign Substances
- Deck Accidents
- Shore Side Tender Slip and Fall Accidents
What to do If Injured an a Slip and Fall on a Cruise Ship
In a cruise ship slip and fall or any other accident involving personal injury it is important to document the condition. Take photographs, get the name of witnesses and crew personnel that may have observed the condition. The cruise lines will fight to keep any information they can away from you if you are injured. Once passengers or crew members leave the ship they know witnesses and crew members may be difficult to find or locate witnesses with knowledge of the incident.