Important Steps Following Cruise Ship Accident
The cruise ship industry frequently advertises its services as being a fun getaway on the water, often with several amenities. Many people who vacation on cruise lines are not expecting to suffer serious injuries while onboard these vessels, and it can be extraordinarily complicated for victims to seek justice after a cruise ship accident.
If you sustained severe injuries or your loved one was killed on a cruise ship, it is in your best interest to immediately retain legal counsel before speaking to any insurance company. The Law Firm of Tawni Takagi represents people injured in cruise line accidents. Call (310) 954-7248 to have our Los Angeles personal injury attorney review your case and answer all of your legal questions during a free consultation.
Slip and Fall Accidents on Cruise Lines
One of the most common causes of injuries on cruise ships is accidents in which passengers slip or are otherwise hurt because of dangerous circumstances. Cruise lines have an obligation to keep their vessels as safe as possible for passengers, and slippery decks or staircases need to be addressed immediately.
Even minimal amounts of water or residue can create slick surfaces on cruise ships that can make unsuspecting people very prone to dangerous falls. When you are injured in a slip and fall accident, you should try to photograph the scene of the accident before the issue is corrected and the evidence of negligence disappears.
Cruise Ship Activity Injuries
Many cruise lines also advertise “shore excursion” activities. Many people unknowingly assume such activities are overseen by the cruise line.
In truth, people who are injured during cruise line excursions are frequently told by cruise ships that the parties overseeing the excursions are independent contractors and the cruise line is not liable for the injuries. Cruise ships may be liable, however, for failure to warn passengers about certain dangers.
Other Types of Cruise Line Accidents
Passengers on cruise ships can suffer injuries in a number of other circumstances on these vessels. Some other common causes of cruise line injuries include, but are not limited to:
- Food poisoning
- Falling objects
- Assault by passenger or employee
- Escalator or elevator accidents
- Legionnaires’ Disease
- Swimming pool accidents
Unfortunately, some passengers on cruise ships can also be victims of medical malpractice when they receive inadequate care on board vessels. Medical malpractice claims against cruise ships can be enormously complicated, and victims will want to immediately retain legal counsel.
Los Angeles Cruise Ship Accident Attorney
Did you or your loved one suffer a serious injury while you were the passenger on a cruise ship? You will want to seek legal representation as soon as possible.
The Law Firm of Tawni Takagi represents residents and visitors in the greater Los Angeles area. Our firm can fight to help you get the compensation you need and deserve for all of your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. You can have our personal injury lawyer provide a complete evaluation of your case as soon as you call (310) 954-7248 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.