Immokalee Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer
Cruise ships regularly pull into Florida waters, picking up and dropping off millions of people each year. Countless people from snowy northern states come to our part of the country for a cruise trip, which continues to be popular. Sadly, many people are injured in accidents on the water. At Cardinal Law, P.A., we know how to handle cruise ship accident cases. Many different laws apply to these accidents, including the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea and the Jones Act. Because of the laws involved, obtaining compensation is not as straightforward as many victims hope. Give us a call to speak with an Immokalee cruise ship injury lawyer today. We can analyze your right to financial compensation for injuries caused by an accident.
Cruise Ship Accidents & Injuries
Many things can go wrong on a cruise ship, which is like a floating apartment complex out on the water. Some of our clients are hurt by:
- Slip and falls. A passenger can slip due to some hazard on the floor, stairs, or deck. They might suffer neck or head injuries, including cervical fracture. Unfortunately, some passengers might even fall overboard, leading to death or near-drowning accidents.
- Fires or explosions. Fires are terrifying events on cruise ships. A person might suffer a serious burn injury or smoke inhalation while trying to get to safety.
- Food poisoning. Food must be prepared safely and properly stored. Food poisoning is fairly common and can make someone very sick.
- Violent attacks due to negligent security. A ship should take reasonable precautions to protect its customers from violence, including sexual assault and homicide. Security measures including using appropriate lighting and security cameras, as well as performing background checks on staff. A cruise ship should not hire someone who is a risk to passengers. If you were injured in an attack, we might sue the cruise ship.
- Collisions or running aground. These should be rare accidents, but some cruise ships collide with other ships or stationary objects due to navigational errors. Passengers can suffer traumatic injuries when they are tossed around, such as concussions or whiplash.
- Product defects. Dangerous products on the ship could injure a passenger. Think of a chair which collapses beneath someone or a hair dryer which explodes when used. Passengers can suffer all types of injuries, including cuts, abrasions, burns, and fractures. The cruise ship might be liable for not replacing dangerous items.
These are some of the most common accidents on cruise ships. Regardless of how you were injured, contact our law firm to discuss the incident and your injuries.
Reach Out to Our Firm Today
Do not be surprised if a cruise ship extends a quick settlement offer as soon as you reach land. Our firm recommends that you reject any proposed settlement until you show it to an experienced Immokalee cruise ship accident lawyer at our firm. Chances are, the settlement is much too low, and we can obtain better results. Contact Cardinal Law today to schedule a consultation.