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Pursuing a Slip and Fall Claim

When booking a trip aboard a cruise ship, you likely imagined a relaxing voyage with exotic excursions. You probably didn’t anticipate being injured on a cruise, nor should you have. Cruise ships are dynamic environments that pose many threats to the safety of passengers, but that does not excuse cruise ship owners and managers from doing what they can to protect you from these dangers. Too often, passengers suffer a preventable injury because of the negligent behavior of cruise ship staff.

Slip and fall accidents comprise the majority of personal injuries that can occur aboard a cruise ship. However, it is important to note that not all injuries are the result of negligence. Purely accidental injuries do happen, so it can be tricky to know if your injury is grounds for a personal injury claim. If you have any doubts about whether you deserve compensation for your accident, get in touch with Louis A. Vucci, P.A. Our team has vast experience with cruise ship accidents and can help you obtain the compensation you deserve following a slip and fall.

Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

If you could have avoided your slip and fall accident by cruise ship staff taking the expected precautions, you may be able to recover damages from the responsible party. Common sources for this sort of negligence include:

  • Improperly lit areas
  • Failure to warn passengers about slippery surfaces
  • Poorly designed or missing handrails
  • Hazardous stairways

Any of the above cases can easily cause a passenger to slip and fall, leading to serious injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, or back injuries.

Contact a Cruise Ship Slip and Fall Accident Attorney

If you are injured and suffered damages because of someone else’s negligent behavior, you should seriously consider filing a personal injury claim. The factors involved with these accidents are usually unique and complex, so talking to a lawyer is essential when determining whether you have a personal injury case. Contact us by calling (786) 375-0344 to discuss your case with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers.