Cruising Should Never Have Negative Consequences-But What Should I Do If It Does?

March 25, 2020

Cruises are a favorite form of vacation for many people in the United States.  Almost 30 million Americans take cruises every year to various destinations.  Unfortunately, with how common cruising is, it doesn’t always go perfectly.  Since 2005, there have been 448 major cruise ship accidents reported, with 16 deaths between 2005 and 2011.  Read below to find out about some common injuries that occur aboard ships as a result of negligence and what you can do if you have been a victim of such an injury.

Common Cruise Ship Injuries

There are many types of injuries one can suffer on a cruise ship, including but not limited to:

  • Slip-and-falls
  • Falling overboard
  • Injuries from fires on the cruise ship
  • Norovirus infection (Norwalk virus) or other illnesses from contaminated food or unsanitary conditions
  • Pool or water slide accidents
  • Dock accidents
  • Medical malpractice or medical negligence
  • Sexual assault or physical assault because of unsecured or unsafe premises

How The GC Law Firm Can Help

If you or a loved one have been injured on a cruise ship as a result of negligence by the cruise line, you do not have to go through it alone.  Contact us today, and one of our experienced attorneys will guide you through the legal system and establish your case against the cruise line so that you may receive the compensation you are rightly owed.

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