As summer approaches, thousands of Americans will embark on cruise ships to exciting and exotic destinations out of various U.S. and International ports. While a cruise can be a unique experience that can leave you and your loved ones with priceless memories, negligent and wrongful conduct by staff members and the companies that operate cruise ships can cause vacation nightmares and injuries. If you or a loved one has been harmed or injured on a cruise ship, Biazzo & Panchenko Law may be able to help. Contact our firm if you have suffered from occurrences such as but not limited to injury causing accidents, assault, battery, sexual abuse and other criminal behavior on cruise ships by cruise company employees or others.
Accidents and intentional activity such as but not limited to drownings, falling overboard, illness, injuries from falling objects, slip and fall accidents, transportation accidents, swimming pool injuries, accidents on excursions, fires, and criminal activity can occur on cruise ship and cause you and your family and friends harm that may result in medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other compensable damages. Incidents of negligence and criminal conduct may arise from the following: unsupervised pools or water features, poorly designed and/or maintained architectural features, such as staircases, handrails and waterslides, poorly maintained decks and flooring, negligent security practices, insufficient lighting, damaged or non-operational security features such as locks and surveillance cameras, poor sanitation and crew hygiene, poor or nonexistent safety protocols, poor hiring practices, and other causes.
Unfortunately, since cruise ships typically transport passengers internationally, cruise ship injury claims can become convoluted and difficult. Damages associated with cruise ship injuries can vary. Medical costs, pain and suffering and other associated expenses are analyzed on an individual case basis. While jurisdiction can frequently become an issue in processing a cruise ship injury claim, the cruise ship ticket often stipulates which jurisdiction should exert authority over injury claims.
We strongly encourage you to seek the advice of a licensed North Carolina Personal Injury Attorney if you, your child or a loved one has been injured in a cruise ship accident caused by another, or another’s criminal activity on a cruise ship. You could potentially recover damages for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other compensable damages. At Panchenko Law Firm, we are prepared to negotiate a settlement for you or pursue your case through a jury verdict if warranted. Contact Panchenko Law Firm today to schedule your free Personal Injury consultation. This blog is not to be construed as legal advice.