Passengers who are heading out to sea on a cruise ship expect a fun-filled adventure that lets them escape the daily humdrum of regular life. While many passengers will have this exact experience, it is also possible that some will suffer from an injury while they are on the ship.
There are several different things that can happen that might lead to a cruise passenger being injured. Not only does this ruin the cruise for the person, but it might impact him or her the rest of his or her life.
The very nature of a cruise ship is one that can make accidents easy to have. Decks might be slippery, which can lead to falls. Obstacles might be present on the floor, which can lead to trips. Choppy waters might rock the ship and make it difficult to keep your balance. In all of these cases, you might suffer anything from bruises to spinal cord or brain injuries if you fall.
It is also possible that you will be struck by items, especially in rough seas. Everything on the ship must be properly secured so that passengers aren’t at risk of being hit by flying or falling items.
There is also the risk of food poisoning or gastrointestinal illnesses impacting passengers. These can cause great distress and make your trip miserable.
People who suffer an injury or illness on the cruise might decide to file a personal injury claim. This can help them to receive compensation for the effects of the incident. These cases have to take very specific points into account so working with a person who is familiar with them might make the process easier.
Attorney John W. Merting has over 40 years’ experience pursuing compensation for injured clients. Call him today.