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A cruise ship is the perfect setting for a slip-and-fall accident

When you step foot on a cruise ship, the last thing you're thinking about is injuring yourself in an accident. Unfortunately, even if you're doing your part to stay safe, you could suffer a serious injury that requires immediate medical attention.

You spend a good portion of your time on a cruise ship moving from one part of the vessel to the next. For example, you walk from your cabin to a restaurant several times per day. While this is all part of the experience, you need to pay close attention to any trip hazards.

There are many potential causes of a cruise ship slip-and-fall accident, including the following:

  • Wet floors: This can happen for many reasons, ranging from a daily cleaning to ocean or pool water.
  • Excessive use of polish or wax: A clean cruise ship is one that makes its passengers happy. For this reason, staff members are always doing their part in keeping the floors clean. If too much polish or wax is on the floor, it can lead to a slip-and-fall accident.
  • Failure to use barriers to keep people off closed areas: If a part of the floor is damaged, for example, a barrier should be in place to keep passengers away from the area.
  • Worn, torn or damaged flooring: For example, when carpeting wears out, it can result in tearing, which increases the chance of catching your foot.
  • Debris: Any type of debris, such as a piece of food or paper, could cause a slip-and-fall accident.
  • Damaged or dangerous stairs: Common examples include worn stairs, stairs that have been waxed, missing handrails and loose handrails.
  • Elevators and escalators: Both of these are available for your convenience, but there's always the potential for an accident. For instance, an elevator or escalator that jerks can cause someone to fall.

If you're injured in a cruise ship slip-and-fall accident, stay where you are as you assess your injuries. From there, call for the staff to help and for transportation to the medical room.

Once you understand your injuries, make a plan for remaining stabilized until you're able to depart the ship. At that point, you can then learn more about your legal rights for holding the cruise ship company responsible for your accident.

The Law Offices of John W. Merting, P.A. represents passengers injured on cruise ships..

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