Cruise ships are the vacation of choice for thousands of Americans. Unfortunately when passengers are out on the sea, anything can happen. Bad weather, flu outbreaks, food poisoning and mechanical issues can often leave passengers injured, sick and stranded.
Cruise ship accidents can lead to injuries and in some cases life-threatening situations. If you or a loved one has been injured due to another individual’s negligence while on a cruise, the victim may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more.
At the law offices of Gordon & Doner, our cruise ship injury lawyers offer FREE consultations to help determine what your legal rights are and if you may be eligible to make a claim. We are here to help you and only get paid when we obtain a recover for your claim.
For a no-cost, no-obligation review of your cruise ship accident claim call us at 1 (855) 722-2552.
Causes of Cruise Ship Injuries
In the interest of passenger safety, the cruising industry is heavily regulated. The protocols cover various aspects of cruising including ship design, operations, and the safety and security of passengers and the ship’s crew.
Cruise lines are also typically inspected for lifesaving equipment, firefighting systems, as well as crew training and competence in regular, routine inspections that are designed to help identify, and correct, any potential issues.
Despite such regulations, passengers may still suffer injuries, illnesses and inconveniences caused by:
- Unsanitary living quarters
- Poorly maintained vessels
- Contaminated food
- Unmarked slippery surfaces
- Plumbing issues
- Cruise ship fires
- Adverse weather events
- Mechanical breakdowns
- Hostile passengers
A cruise ship injury lawyer at our law firm can help you determine if your cruise line experience warrants filing a lawsuit for the pain and suffering you or a loved one has endured. We offer free consultations and work on a contingency basis. This means you do not have to pay us, unless we obtain a successful verdict or settlement. Our track record of success speaks volumes about our commitment to fighting for the rights of the injured.
Duty of Care
Cruise ships are considered a common carrier, which means they are subject to special laws and regulations. Unlike injuries on land, injury claims on a cruise ship may be subject to admiralty law and the cruise line will be held liable for passenger injuries caused by negligence or willful actions.
Cruise lines must exercise the highest degree of care to protect passengers from harm from the time the ship leaves port until its return.
If a passenger suffers an injury or illness, a claim may be filed against the owner of the ship, the company that sold the ticket, or a third party.
If you are unsure of who should be held liable after you or a loved one was injured, one of our experienced cruise ship injury lawyers can help you. We will examine your claim thoroughly to determine your legal options.
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Violence and Crime
Cruise ship lines have a duty to provide safe transportation, including the protection against violence and crime. Missing persons have become a growing problem aboard cruise lines. Unfortunately, these families may never receive the justice they deserve after the unexpected loss of a loved one.
For the safety of passengers and crew members, a cruise line should be responsible for the installation and operation of security cards, running background checks on employees, hiring adequate security, lighting public areas, and having secure locks on all guest rooms.
When a cruise line fails to protect passengers and employees from harm, they can be held liable for the victim’s damages.
If you were the victim of a crime while on board a cruise ship, contact a cruise ship injury lawyer for a free review of your claim.
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How a Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer Can Help
At the law offices of Gordon & Doner we understand how a cruise line’s negligence can turn an exciting trip into a dreadful one.
Our cruise ship injury lawyers are dedicated to fighting for the rights of the injured. With more than 180 years of combined legal experience our team of attorneys will work hard to fight for the compensation you deserve and guide you safely through the litigation process.
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