Craig M. Goldenfarb, Esq.
Jorge L. Maxion, Esq.
Rafael J. Roca, Esq.
Marisa E. Zarzeski, Esq.
Aaron D. Neifeld, Esq.
Spencer T. Kuvin, Esq.
Jeffrey D. Kirby, Esq.
Donald W. Vollender, Esq.
Seth W. Patchter, Esq.
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When Vacations Turn Into a Nightmare...
Call the experienced, compassionate, and results-oriented attorneys at LOCG to handle your cruise ship accident.
Taking a cruise is an amazing experience providing an all-in-one travel experience that many people enjoy every year. Having the opportunity to explore a new place, with a host of amenities, food, and entertainment, making cruising with friends and family a convenient way to escape the daily routine for a while. Cruise lines have a duty to maintain a safe environment for employees and customers alike. However, this doesn’t always happen. Since 2005, there have been 448 major cruise ship accidents. In 2017 alone, there were 17 incidents of people falling overboard. Causes of cruise ship injuries may include:
Causes of cruise ship injuries may include:
- Wet Floors on the Desk
- Crowded Area
- Inclement Weather
- Motion Sickness and Dizziness
- Ocean Turbulence and Heavy Tides
- Unsecured deck furniture and objects
- Lack of supervision/lifeguards around pool areas
- Poorly trained staff in emergencies
- Poor hygiene/cleaning practices leading to food poisoning or spread of contagious illness
An accident on or involving a cruise ship can have a serious impact on your life. When an injury does happen, you may have to contend with repeating hospital and doctor visits. If the injury is serious enough, missing work and even the threat of job loss are real possibilities.
This is happening while insurance companies are seeking to minimize the compensation they pay out. Our team of cruise ship accident injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. understand your legal rights and are not only committed to getting you the maximum amount of compensation possible, but helping you recover from your injuries, so your life can get back to normal as soon as possible.
Cruise Line Accident Liability Cases
Many people enjoy cruise vacations each year, but unfortunately, sometimes people are injured. Accidents may occur if decks aren’t kept dry, or other conditions on board aren’t properly maintained. Staff need to be properly trained to look out for hazardous situations on board, as well as how to respond correctly in an emergency. If these things don’t happen, passengers and employees may be hurt.
Foodborne illness and the rapid spread of communicable illnesses are also common on cruise ships and sicken many people every year. The cruise line needs to take proper precautions with training kitchen staff, ensuring food safety standards are met, cleaning regularly with disinfectants, and ensuring employees have paid sick days so they won’t come to work when ill.
Common situations that lead to injuries on cruise ships include:
- Slip and fall accidents on wet decks or around onboard pools
- Severe illness due to food poisoning
- Recreational activities, including things like rock climbing, games or tournaments, sport, and sky rides
- Legionnaire’s Disease, a respiratory illness that often thrives around pools and hot tubs
Common injuries that may happen:
- Broken bones or back injuries from slip-and-falls
- Food poisoning or pneumonia from communicable diseases
- Broken bones, neck, and back injuries from sports and activities
- Accidental drownings
Cruise Ship Accident Injuries
Cruise ships may fail their passengers and employees in many ways. Each injury is different, and needs a personalized approach to investigation. The Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. have a team of attorneys dedicated to going over all aspects of a cruise ship accident or injury case from the physical evidence, police report, medical records, and even consulting eyewitnesses.
Injury types resulting from cruise ship accidents may include, but are not limited to:
- Bruises, Cuts and Scrapes
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Muscle Sprains
- Lacerations, Fractures, Broken Bones, and Disfigurement
- Jaw, Chest, Rib, and Pelvic Damage
The cruise ship accident injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. will take the time to investigate the details of your case and work alongside you to determine the most advantageous legal strategy to pursue to obtain the most compensation possible for your injuries.
Liability & Damage Recovery
Cruise ship companies have a tremendous responsibility in protecting the people who travel on their ships. They need to keep the ship in top condition so it doesn’t become disabled, leaving passengers stranded. They also need to maintain safe conditions on board the ship, from the kitchen to the decks to recreation areas. If they fail to do these things, people can be injured or killed.
The company is then liable for bodily injury that happens as a result of their negligence. If you or a loved one have been hurt in a cruise ship accident, the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. may be able to help you get the compensation that you are entitled to. Cruise ship accident personal injury compensation may include:
- Hospital & Medical Bills
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
- Cost of Future Care
If you wait around for the insurance company to contact you with an offer, you may not get one, and if you do, it will likely be much lower than what you deserve. Remember that insurance agents and adjusters work on behalf of the insurance company, and will try to pay out as little as possible to their injured clients. It is very important that you never agree to or accept a settlement offer from an insurance company without first speaking with an experienced cruise ship accident personal injury attorney.
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