Cruise ships are a way in which people escape from their daily routine. They enjoy the beauty of the sea while having the bonus of visiting new places around the world. Planning a vacation on a cruise is quite exciting. Most people would not begin to imagine how many things could go wrong on a cruise, and with many statistics and case verdicts out there, that statement does not fall short. Slipping and falling is a major cause of accidents in mostly every place, just like it is on cruise ships.
A cruise ship is a place of luxury, but they can also be the place where a person sustains injuries during a slip and fall. A cruise ship is a moving vessel that can suddenly move as a result of a strong wave and while it moves, a person has a higher chance of slipping and falling. Cruise ships have many wet areas that are open to the public and with a little alcohol mixed in, people will be prone to fall.
A cruise ship and its employees have a duty to maintain their passengers safe during their time aboard. The personal injury litigators at Percy Martinez Law Firm are very knowledgeable about the maritime laws associated with cruise ship accidents and believe that every passenger should be having the time of their lives during their cruise. When a slip and fall occurs because of the cruise’s or the employee’s negligent acts, those who are injured could be compensated by them.
What Are the Reasons for Slip and Falls on These Aquatic Vessels?
Cruise ships are known to have many slip and falls. Why? People might wonder. Shouldn’t there be more safety? Unfortunately, many people do not perform their jobs as they should be or negligently act and omit to do what they are supposed to. Below are some common occurrences of why these accidents happen on cruise ships:
Common areas that are overcrowded: Cruise can hold more than 3,000 passengers at any given time.
Dropped drinks or food on the floor: Spilled food or drinks is practically inevitable on cruise ships with a number of passengers on the ship.
Slippery or wet areas on the cruise: A common area that tends to be wet/slippery is the deck. This is an area where many people go to sight-see and is an area where many people can fall.
Defective handrails: Cruises have more than one floor. Handrails are used to support a person who is going up or down a stairway. When the handrail is not sturdy, a person can lose their balance and slip and fall from the stairs. This type of fall can be deadly.
What Do I Do After I Was Injured on The Cruise Ship?
Anyone who was injured on a cruise ship needs to seek medical help which is the most important thing to do. A person’s well-being is above and beyond any other thing in this world. As soon as a person has sought medical assistance, they need to make sure to contact an attorney from Percy Martinez Law Firm. The blame for the accident will try to be deviated by the Cruise ship. Maritime laws are very complex and require and professional counsel that understands how to work with these laws to recover the maximum compensation for a slip and fall victim of a cruise ship, speak with us today for a free no risk evaluation.