Cruise Ship Accidents
When you board a cruise ship with your friends and family for an expensive vacation, you may expect to have great food, drink and entertainment but you probably don’t expect to sustain a serious injury. While this is a rare occurrence, it can be a difficult situation if you are injured in the middle of the ocean. The laws while on a cruise ship are complex and usually require detailed legal analysis to determine the potential liability of the owner of the ship.
There are many different circumstances that can result in an injury on a cruise ship including the operation of the ship in inclement weather, failed or misplaced equipment on the ship, slip or trip and falls, food poisoning and diseases or viruses that spread throughout the ship. Some of these injuries may require immediate medical attention causing the injured person to be airlifted off the ship by helicopter.
If such an accident happened to you or your loved one, it is important to consider the following:
1. Report the accident immediately;
2. Ask to fill out paperwork to document your accident;
3. Ask for the names and contact information of any potential witnesses;
4. Save any photographs that you took at the scene of the accident;
5. Seek medical treatment immediately after getting off the ship.
Victims of a cruise ship accident should contact Moaddel Kremer as soon as possible to determine the next course of action after the injury occurs. We have a network of doctors that is familiar with treating the different types of injuries that can happen on a cruise ship such as broken bones, spinal cord injuries, diseases or viruses, and cuts. The injured person should never assume that the owner of the cruise ship will help or compensate. They will try to get away with doing as little as possible. Don’t let happen to you.
Moaddel Kremer is fully prepared to spend the effort and money necessary to pursue your claim. We handle these types of cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we don’t get paid a penny until you receive a settlement or an award at trial. Let us fight for you to get the compensation you deserve.