Slip and Fall
A $495,000 settlement was awarded to a 69-year old woman who slipped and fell on the cruise ship. She was in a shop adjacent to the swimming pool and had not seen the puddles of water that someone had left from previously being inside the pool. No one had cleaned the mess up. She slipped and fell on the puddle and broke her femur. The injury was so bad that she required emergency air transportation to perform surgery at the nearest hospital.
A $317,000 settlement was awarded to a 52-year old man after he fell in an open hatch. The crew members had not securely closed the hatch. As the man was walking towards the deck, he failed to see the open hatch, causing his leg to slip in. His ankle got fractured, requiring him to undergo surgery.
A $300,000 settlement was awarded to a 64-year old man following a slip and fall on the deck. The deck had not been properly lit, and additionally, it was wet and slippery. The man fell after he was nearing the deck to look at the ocean. His knee was badly injured, requiring knee surgery.
A $180,000 settlement was awarded to an 81-year old woman after she fell on the stairs. The woman was going up a set of stairs in the lounge area when she tripped on one of the poorly marked steps. She broke her hip, requiring a hip replacement.
Thrown Out of Bed
A $150,000 settlement was awarded to a couple that suffered both psychological and physical injuries after being thrown out of bed when the cruise ship severely listed.
Sliding Door Malfunction
A $21 million-dollar settlement was awarded to a man who was on a 280-day cruise on Holland Cruise line. The sliding door had malfunctioned and closed abruptly on the man as he exited the ship with his wife. Thankfully, footage from the cruise ship displayed this clearly and there had been previous incidents with that same door. The man suffered a severe brain injury, requiring 24/7 assistance.
Disappeared From Cruise
A $1.06 million-dollar settlement was awarded to the wife of a man that went missing on Royal Caribbean in 2006.
These cases show how a passenger can suffer an injury through various ways while aboard a cruise ship. Each case is unique and requires its own set of investigations. The amount a victim will be awarded depends on various factors including, the severity of the injuries, how negligent was the cruise line in their injury, and the quality of lawyer that the plaintiff has. Percy Martinez Law Firm and the Miami overseas accident lawyers are always dedicated to obtaining the most amount of compensation for their clients.
Legal Cruise Ship Injury & Accident Information
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- What to do if I slipped and fell on a cruise ship
- What to do After a Cruise ship Accident