While most slip and fall accidents are simply ‘just accidents’, there are some accidents that happen due to the negligence of the cruise line or its employees. Establishing negligence by the cruise line and then proving that negligence can be quite difficult. Injured passengers should seek legal advice from an attorney experienced in maritime laws (the laws of the seas).
A passenger aboard one of Princess Cruises’ ships has filed a lawsuit resulting from a slip-and-fall accident aboard while vacationing with her husband last year.
According to the complaint, the cruise ship was docked for repairs to its sewage system. The plaintiff claims she went to a public restroom aboard the ship, but the toilet was overflowing with sewage and she slipped and fell, striking her face on the door. She says that she was knocked unconscious, laying on the contaminated bathroom floor. The lawsuit states that as a result, the woman had to get a tetanus shot and was placed on various antibiotics. The lawsuit claims the cruise company is responsible for her permanent injuries and emotional distress.
Maritime laws apply not only to injured workers, but, also to passengers. The cruise ship is obligated to keep areas free from hazards and alert passengers as well as employees about dangerous conditions. A cruise ship company will generally be liable to its guests and passengers for injuries sustained that are a result of negligence when the operator knew or should have known about the dangerous condition. The most common injuries include slip and fall accidents.
Whether you are injured as a passenger or an employee at sea, it is highly recommended that you retain the services of an experienced maritime attorney to pursue your case. Lawsuit Financial has strategic relationships with attorneys all over the country who specialize in this area of the law. Our Lawsuit Financial Attorney Referral Program promises to locate a legal specialist in any area of the law, including Maritime law, with 48 hours of your request.
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