Any type of equipment can be subjected to a malfunction. Cruise ships have technological equipment that facilitates the entertainment and activities present on the cruise ship. The advancement in technology has been beneficial for cruise ships, but even the greatest technology can become defective. When equipment aboard a cruise ship is not maintained as it should, is not operated properly, or is defective, anyone aboard can suffer an injury, including the crew members and passengers.
The Florida maritime lawyers at Percy Martinez Law Firm represent both the crew members and passengers who have been injured by an equipment on board. The cruise line is required to inspect all of their equipment to make sure that they are functioning well. The firm has expertise in handling injuries that occurred on a cruise ship as a result of a malfunctioning equipment. A few parties could be found liable for a defective equipment including the manufacturer.
Anyone who is injured by a defective equipment could be entitled to a legal compensation from the responsible party. The designers, manufacturers, maintenance crew and cruise ship all have a duty to ensure that their customers and passengers are not injured because of their products. Not performing their duties can pose a great threat to anyone who uses them.
Different Types of Defective Equipment
Defective equipment can come in many forms. This is why it is important that the cruise ship inspects every piece of equipment that they have because they do not know when an equipment can start to malfunction. The most common defective equipment that someone will find on a cruise are:
- Sliding doors
- Equipment used during activities, and
These are just some equipment that could become defective. Regularly maintaining these types of equipment could prevent it from becoming defective. Otherwise, severe injuries can be the result of an accident in any of these areas.
Who Can Be Liable for Injuries on a Cruise Ship Due to a Defective Equipment?
- If the product already came defective, the manufacturer could be liable.
- If the design of the product was the cause of the injury, then the designer could be liable
- If the equipment was not maintained properly, then the cruise line can be held liable
- If the equipment was not operated properly by the crew members, then the cruise line can be held liable
Speak to a Defective Equipment Cruise Ship Lawyer
Seeking legal help for an injury sustained on a cruise ship is the best move to do. Maritime laws are very complex for someone who has not practiced law to understand. The Firm has extensive knowledge about maritime laws and has represented many victims who were injured as a result of the cruise line’s negligence. Percy Martinez and his associates are always available to help anyone who suffered an injury as a result of a defective equipment in a cruise ship. They will answer all questions.