5 Categories Of Cruise Injuries
People enjoy cruise ship vacations for a range of reasons. Some families enjoy exploring new locations and like that a ship offers activities for every age group. Others look to cruises because they prefer all-inclusive trips. One expense is convenient as you do not have to deal with daily fees and know exactly how much your trip will cost from start to finish. But unfortunately, trips do not always go as planned. Cruise illnesses and injuries are possible, such as the following:
- Slips and falls
- Illnesses and Infections
- Excursion injuries
- Medical malpractice
There are different types of harm that can be sustained on a cruise. A Miami personal injury lawyer will strategize ways to strengthen your claim depending on the facts of your case.
Fires, Falls, and Infections
While it can be surprising at first to think of a fire injury as ships are surrounded by water, but ship fires do happen and when they do injuries requiring medical care are possible. And even if there isn’t a fire you may have to see a doctor or need ongoing medical care if you slip and fall due to the negligence of another. Slips and falls are possible when wet floors are not marked or when pool decks aren’t maintained efficiently.
Infections and illnesses also can spread fast throughout a population such as the crew and passengers of a cruise ship. This is because everyone is staying within a set amount of space. For example, news of norovirus or influenza outbreaks on ships are reported from time to time. There have also been food-borne illnesses reported. Food poisoning results in a few hours of digestion discomfort for some, but others find themselves much sicker and can experience ongoing health effects.
Excursion Injuries and Medical Errors
Additionally, accidents are possible when you are off the ship. Excursions happen onshore, and while there are risks, companies have a responsibility to keep their customers as safe as possible, whether they are horseback riding or hiking.
And if you are injured, on the ship or onshore, it is likely a member of the cruise ship’s medical team will see to your injuries. As healthcare professionals, they could be held liable if they fail to treat your condition properly or administer the wrong medicine for your affliction resulting in greater harm.
If you enjoy traveling on open water, remember that cruise ship injuries and illnesses are not common. Many happy memories made on ships are cherished by couples and families for years. But if an injury happens, protect your rights and talk to a Miami personal injury lawyer.
Are you looking at thousands of dollars in bills after a cruise accident or illness? For compensation details, have a lawyer review the specifics of your situation. Your claim may be worth more than you initially thought and an experienced attorney can walk you through next steps. The legal team at Spencer Morgan Law can help. Contact us today for a no-cost, confidential assessment of your cruise injury. Contact at 305-423-3800.