Cruise ships are a form of entertainment enjoyed by many people each year. However many of those who take voyage on these vessels are unaware of the potential dangers and their rights. Cruise ship accidents are common, dangerous and can lead to extensive injuries. It is important to have a qualified attorney who deals with these types of injuries and understands them.
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Get compensated for you injuries – Cruise Ship Accident Injury Claims
This was going to be the trip of a lifetime, a trip made of unforgettable memories and picture-perfect moments. Unfortunately, your carefully planned and eagerly anticipated cruise vacation is unforgettable for all the wrong reasons. Tragedy aboard a cruise ship can be a truly frightening, isolating and disheartening experience, especially since your rights can often be confusing and far from clear-cut. Joseph Farzam Law Firm knows your rights and will help you make sense of your experience in order to maximize your compensation.
Cruise Ships Can Be Dangerous
It is important to understand that the cruise company is not always looking out for your best interests. Although they have become wildly popular over the past few years, the cruise ship industry’s success has often masked problems with poor sanitation, lack of proper security and safety precautions, unregulated hiring practices and poor maintenance and management. Several high profile lawsuits have brought to light many of these issues, including the infamous case where Carnival was found to be guilty of dumping tons of raw sewage into the ocean. While increased attention to the cruise industry has helped bring more public awareness to the dangers involved in cruises, lax international laws and confusing industry fine print on passenger tickets has left many injured victims without legal recourse.
Keep Yourself Safe
If you will be embarking on a cruise vacation soon, keep in mind that accidents can and do happen, and that carefully researching the cruise and crew you will be sailing with can greatly improve your safety and enjoyment. In particular, look for consumer reviews on the cruises you are considering to see, what other passenger experiences have been and be sure to investigate the credentials of the medical crew on staff. You will not want to add medical malpractice to your already traumatic accident experience.
Common Cruise Ship Injuries Types of Injuries on board Cruise Vessels
Cruise ship accidents can come in many different forms. Most common are those involving some degree of personal injury. This can include slip and falls on cruise ships, food poisoning, traumatic brain injuries or other related issues. It is important that you understand who is liable. Common injuries include:
- Slip and Fall – Trip and Fall Injuries;
- Violent Crimes;
- Assault and battery on board Cruise Ship Clubs, Bars, and Discos;
- Sexual Assaults by crew members and other Passengers;
- Spinal Cord Injuries;
- Traumatic Brain Injuries;
- Food Poisoning and other food borne illness;
- Infections due to unsanitary conditions;
- Broken Boned and Ligament tears;
- Child Injuries;
- Injuries sustained during participation in on-ship or on-shore excursions or activities;
- Injuries sustained during on-board emergencies (including fire, collisions, explosions, or abandonment.
Some of the largest cruise line companies in the world include, Royal Caribbean International, Norwegian, MSC Cruises, Cunard Lines, Carnival Cruise Lines, Disney Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruise Line, Costa Cruises and Princess Cruises. If you have suffered any of the above injuries on board a major cruise line contact our Personal Injury Attorneys for a free case review.
What To Do If You’ve Been Injured
Read the fine print on your passenger ticket since it describes the contract between you and the cruise ship company. It should include information about where and when allowable lawsuits can be brought. Oftentimes, cruise ship accidents can only be prosecuted in the state of the port from which the cruise embarked. Additionally, there is often a time limit for the prosecution of these cases, which can include a time limit for the actual initial reporting of the accident.
Expert Legal Representation from Trusted Cruise Ship Accident Lawyers
A personal injury lawyer at Joseph Farzam Law Firm will be able to help you sift through the fine print and will have a team of professionals to draw from during the investigation and prosecution of your case. Your experience was traumatic and scary, but obtaining fair compensation doesn’t have to be – Each case is meticulously reviewed and evaluated. We work tirelessly to ensure our clients are satisfied with our efforts. With over 12 years of experience and hundreds of victories and settlements we have what it takes to fight for our clients.
Contact a cruise ship accident lawyer at Joseph Farzam Law Firm today to learn about your options.