Slip and Fall Injuries On Cruise Ships
When you and your family go on a cruise, you expect a fun and safe vacation experience. However, sometimes a cruise line or its employees can be negligent, allowing for injuries to happen due to unsafe conditions.
Slips and falls are among the most common injuries that occur on cruise ships. If you slipped and fell while on a cruise, you may be entitled to compensation for the resulting injuries. Our legal team has over a decade of experience litigating such accidents and has the unique insight of having defended the cruise line industry against these types of claims. We have the advantage of knowing the strategies used by the other side and vigorously represents victims of cruise line accidents, including trip and falls, to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation available under the law.
A slip and fall injury can cause serious and long-lasting damage. There are many conditions on cruise ships that can lead to a slip and fall accident. Sometimes the condition may be as simple as a spilled drink the crew failed to clean, while other times the dangerous condition may be the result of something more complicated, like failing to select the appropriate materials for the surface or failing to follow manufacturers guidelines regarding cleaning and maintenance. While our legal team offers years of experience, we also retain industry leading expert witnesses in order to present your strongest case , and in turn, get you the best possible result. We routinely work with experts who are able to test ta floor’s coefficient of friction which can tell us if a floor is too slippery to be safe for passengers. We also work with naval architects, and other maritime safety experts, to help identify potentially unsafe ship design that may have contributed to injury.
If you had a slip and fall accident while on a cruise ship which caused you injury, The Probst Law Firm will fight for your right to the maximum compensation to which you are entitled for your injuries.
Cruise Ship Fall Injuries
A trip and fall accident may happen at any place or any time—on cruise ships the potential for a fall is heightened with moving seas and passengers experiencing new terrain and surfaces throughout the entire ship. Although there are many vessel safety regulations, and cruise lines owe passengers a heightened duty of care, accidents such as trip and falls can still happen.
There are many examples of conditions that can cause a trip and fall on a cruise ship, some common situations include:
- Food or beverage spills
- Puddles on the pool deck or water slide area
- Poorly marked transitional areas between flooring types
- Broken or poorly designed handrails in a stairwell
- Poorly designed stairwells
- Broken steps
- Stairwells that are not up to code
- Design flaws or cracks in flooring
- Failure to place appropriate warning signs
- Poor lighting
- Use of improper flooring material
- Failure to properly maintain floor surfaces
If a cruise line or its employees know about, and fail to remedy a condition that caused your injury, they may be held liable due to such negligence.
Contact a Cruise Ship Slip & Fall and Trip & Fall Attorney
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident on a cruise ship, it is best to consult with a maritime attorney who handles cruise line accidents. Our legal team has extensive experience in cruise line and maritime litigation, including successfully handling slip and falls that occur onboard vessels. Contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation at our Atlanta, Georgia or Weston, Florida office.