One of the most common injuries we see as cruise ship passenger attorneys are slip, trip and falls. Whether it be down a staircase, slipping and falling on the ship’s deck or tripping over a threshold- these falls can result in serious injuries.
Different types of falls that can happen on a cruise ship include:
- falling down a staircase;
- slipping and falling on a deck; or
- tripping over a threshold.
Staircase Liability on a Cruise Ship
Falls on staircases can occur for a variety of reasons, sometimes due to improper design of the staircase. Additional factors that can contribute to a passenger slip, tripping or falling while onboard a cruise ship include:
- water or some other foreign substance on the stairs;
- carpeting that has become water-lodged on the stairs;
- lack of handrails;
- poorly designed handrails;
- the handrails curve away from the stairs at the bottom of the stairs;
- the height of each step is at the wrong height or are of varying heights;
If you are injured on a cruise it is important to consult with an experienced maritime personal injury attorney. These cases must be filed in Miami Federal Court regardless of where the accident occurred and regardless of where the injured victim is from.
We have fought hard to hold cruise lines accountable when they put their profits ahead of passenger safety. We are available 24/7 and encourage you to contact us even if you are still on your cruise. The sooner we can begin our investigation and preservation of key evidence, such as the CCTV footage of your trip and fall, slip and fall, assault or other type of injury the more likely we will be able to understand and prove how the incident occurred. Remember, the cruise lines have the most aggressive and well-funded defense lawyers in the world- protecting their profits. You need an experienced legal advocate in your corner who will fight to obtain the compensation you deserve for lost wages, medical expenses, transportation reimbursement and pain and suffering.