Cruise Ship Accidents

Cruise Ship Accidents

Although shipwrecks and widespread illness affecting passengers on cruise ships make headlines when they happen, injuries to individuals including fatalities often go unnoticed, even by other passengers. When someone is injured, killed, or becomes seriously ill while on a cruise ship, operations and activities may continue as normal, as if nothing happened – at least as far as the other passengers know.

If you have been injured on a cruise ship or lost a loved one in a cruise ship accident, you may be able to recover substantial compensation. Cruise ship injury claims are very complex. The laws and the releases executed by the passengers attempt to limit the cruise ship company’s liability. For that reason these cases require the expertise of an experienced and highly skilled cruise ship accident attorney.

Cruise Ship Accidents and Injuries

Common cruise ship accidents and injuries include:

  • Slip and fall
  • Food poisoning
  • Legionnaire’s Disease
  • Norovirus
  • Swimming pool accidents including drowning and near-drowning
  • Assaults perpetrated by other passengers or crew members
  • Falling overboard
  • Medical malpractice
  • Accidents and injuries during shore excursions

Compensation for Cruise Ship Accidents

Cruise ship accident law is complicated and quite different to most personal injury law. As with any type of injury claims, there are strict time limits and procedures which must be followed, but they are very different from the rules you must follow for a car accident or standard premises liability claim. You need the help of a highly skilled attorney who has ample experience with cruise ship accident law to protect your legal rights and help you recover full compensation for your injuries or the loss of a loved one.

Damages may include:

  • Medical expenses and future medical expenses
  • Lost income and future lost income
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional pain and suffering

To learn more about cruise ship accidents, please view this informative slideshow.

If you have suffered and injury, illness or assault while on a cruise, or lost a loved one in a fatal cruise ship accident, please talk to an experienced cruise ship accident attorney right away.

This blog post was submitted on behalf of Hickey Law Firm in Miami, Florida. Attorney Jack Hickey has extensive experience representing cruise ship accident victims. Please call for your free consultation.

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With a background as a paralegal, focusing on criminal defense and civil rights, Sandra Dalton launched her freelance writing career in 2000 with a weekly column on Freedom for Suite 101 and pro bono projects for individuals and organizations supporting causes close to her heart. One of her first projects was for the Police Compliant Center writing about police misconduct. Sandra’s legal writing quickly expanded to include personal injury, animal welfare, criminal defense, disability discrimination, family law and much more.