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Injuries Due to Unstable Dock Conditions

Louis A. Vucci, P.A. represents individuals who are hurt in accidents on while on cruises, whether the injuries occur on the ship, on the dock, or while on excursions. If you’ve been hurt in an accident caused by an unstable dock, we want to hear from you, and we want to help you get the compensation you are owed.

Docks are supposed to be built, maintained, and managed to provide both passengers and employees a safe way of embarking on their ocean adventure. Unfortunately, their mismanagement, lack of adequate maintenance, and other forms of negligence can result in serious injury.

Generally, cruise line passengers tend to be older and therefore more susceptible to injuries due to unstable dock conditions. For this reason, docks can be very dangerous to passengers on cruise ships. In fact, dock injuries are as common as injuries that occur on board the cruise ship itself. If an injury does occur, instead of the vacation of a lifetime, passengers may be faced with significant debilitating injury, suffering, and high medical expenses. When injuries are due to the negligence of the cruise liner, their employees, or agents, you may pursue legal compensation.

If you were hurt in an accident on an unstable dock, contact the unstable cruise ship dock attorneys at Louis A. Vucci, P.A. for help today by calling (786) 375-0344 or by reaching out to us online.

How A Lawyer Can Help

Because of the complexities of the law and determining liability, a competent lawyer is a necessity. A lawyer will pinpoint where the negligence occurred and help you identify who is liable for your injury. Dock injury claims are often complex legal issues, depending on where the injury occurred, who owns and operates the dock, and the legal relationship between the cruise line and dock owner. In many cases, both the cruise ship and the dock owner can be held jointly liable. A knowledgeable attorney will be able to tease out the layers of complexity and identify those who are responsible and accountable for your injury. Your chances of recovering the compensation that you deserve are improved by choosing a lawyer who is experienced in cases that involve cruise ship associated accidents, including accidents due to unstable dock conditions.

Why You Should Choose Louis A. Vucci, P.A. for Your Unstable Dock Case

Our team at Louis A. Vucci, P.A. is comprised of compassionate and experienced members ready to fight on your behalf. In 2016, we were added to Who’s Who List of the Top Lawyers in North America. We also have secured cases for clients all across Florida.

Attorney Louis Vucci understands that you are facing injury that is serious and life-altering. He understands that, in addition to the trauma and physical harm, you may be also facing significant medical bills and other losses such as lost wages. Attorney Vucci has dedicated his practice to cruise ship injuries and has successfully pursued multiple cases that are similar to yours. He will zealously fight for your right to fair compensation.

Cases We Handle

Dock injuries may be traced to a variety of factors. A few of these include:

  • The defective design and construction of the dock itself.
  • Wear and tear from the beating imposed by the weather and conditions, which may not be properly accounted for by a preventative maintenance plan.
  • The dock may be in disrepair. Docks require regular preventative maintenance and repairs.
  • Access to or from the dock may be dangerous because of an unsafe ladder, walkway, or gangplank.
  • Underwater pilings (structural supports embedded into the ocean) often become weak or corroded due to the exposure to ocean water or to the multitude of tiny underwater life.
  • If surfaces develop potholes or other defects, passengers may sustain slip and fall injuries.
  • Wet surfaces are commonplace on piers, and may result in slip and fall injuries.

Normally, cruise ship ports are bustling with people moving about. At the same time, heavy machinery may be used to aid in loading or unloading cargo. This combination can be a source of injury. Negligent operation and supervision can result in various types of injury such as injury from falling objects. Inadequate maintenance of the heavy machinery may be yet another factor contributing to the injury.

At Louis A. Vucci, P.A., we know an injury due to an unstable dock can have lasting consequences. Do not let those responsible go unpunished.

The Cruise Line Bears the Absolute Burden of Providing Safe Dock Conditions

It is incumbent upon the cruise line to provide for the safety of passengers and crew at all times. They are tasked with the maintenance, operations, and management of all activities on the dock. Whether it be due to a lapse in judgment, lack of adequate forethought, or overt negligence, disaster in the form of injury or death can and often will result. Injured parties are entitled to compensation for such things as pain and suffering, loss in wages, medical expenses, and potentially death-related expenses.

Contact Us

If you or someone you know has been injured in a ramp collapse on a cruise, contact Louis A. Vucci, P.A. by calling (786) 375-0344 or chat with us live. We’re ready to help you get the justice that you are owed, so contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case right away.