Slip and fall accidents can happen in any way and in any place, even when you are in a vacation on a cruise ship. It is among the most common accidents in many cruise ships due to various reasons – unsteady footing, wet areas, and the crowded nature of the cruise ship on the sea. No matter how the slip and fall accident happened it cannot be denied that the injuries they cause can be severe and even life-threatening or long-lasting. Although it may be easy to brush of the incident as a mere accident, there are instances where the cruise ship and their crew can be made liable for the injuries. This can happen when the accident occurred due to negligence or reckless actions/inactions.
From the Vucci Law Group, it can be difficult to prove negligence on the part of the cruise ship and their crew once a slip and fall accident happens. This is the main reason why it is important to contact a personal injury lawyer in order to help with the legal process of filing a claim. Often, cruise ships become difficult to work with once a personal injury claim and make the whole process last longer than necessary. Having legal representatives can make the whole claim process faster and easier.
A slip and fall accident can lead to a number or injuries, such as broken bones, neck and spinal cord injuries, internal bleeding, head injuries, and many others. This would make it difficult to return back to work immediately, not to mention having to spend significant amount of money for medical bills. Regardless whether the accident happened on or off the ship, as long as the negligence of the cruise ship and their crew lead to the accident, they can be held accountable. Regardless of the location, the cruise ship management has the responsibility of ensuring the safety of their passengers and when that duty is neglected, then they can be grounds for a personal injury claim.Read More