Cruise Ship Injuries
Have You Suffered an Injury on a Cruise Ship?
Among the tens of millions of people traveling each year on cruises, there are many individuals and families who have suffered serious injuries while onboard a cruise ship. When catastrophic accidents occur, they can cause significant injuries to those involved. If you have a suffered an injury while traveling on a cruise ship, you may have a claim for damages.
Holding the Cruise Ship Accountable
The cruise industry is required to follow certain safety standards. Unfortunately, cruise lines may not always abide by these standards, putting those traveling on their cruise ships at risk. Whether you have been seriously injured due to hazardous conditions on a cruise ship, or the cruise ship you are traveling on has been in an accident, you are entitled to just compensation.
When an accident occurs or an individual is seriously injured, the ship may be held responsible for:
- Failing to follow proper evacuation procedures during an accident
- A lack of a program or procedures, such as weekly “abandon ship” and fire drills, in place to prepare for an unexpected accident
- Knowingly installing and using defective equipment
- Having unsafe and improperly maintained deck areas
- A lack of warning signs around a dangerous area
- Failing to make necessary repairs that may have contributed to the accident
- Failing to have evacuation chutes, fully or partially enclosed lifeboats, or other essential evacuation equipment
- Failing to have a working public address system in place to announce emergencies to passengers
- Failing to follow industry safety standards
If you have been seriously injured, an attorney can help navigate through the complex issues of your personal injury claim and get you the compensation you are entitled to.
Contact Doyle Raizner for Help With Your Personal Injury Claim
If you have suffered serious injuries while traveling on a cruise ship, you need to contact an attorney who has the experience handling claims involving the cruise ship industry. The attorneys at Doyle Raizner have specialized knowledge of personal injury cases and access to quality experts—all of which will effectively advance your case and help you get full and fair compensation for your claim. Please contact Doyle Raizner today for help with your cruise ship injury claim.