While cruise ship companies are expected to exercise the highest degree of care for the safety of their passengers, suffering an injury or sickness aboard a cruise ship is not uncommon. Sickness can spread very quickly and incidences of ships sailing into dangerous storms are increasingly making headlines. Now more than ever it is important to understand your rights as a passenger.
The Dangers of Cruise Ships
Common cruise ship accidents include:
- Norovirus infections
- Slip and fall
- Pool or waterslide accidents
- Dock accidents
- Injuries from navigational errors
- Medical negligence
If cruise ship companies fail to live up to its duty to protect passengers from harm, sickness or accidents can result. If you feel you became sick or injured due to the negligence of a cruise line, you can claim compensation for your injuries.
Contact a Cruise Ship Accident Attorney Today
Be sure to contact an attorney as soon as you can following an incident, as a claim for a cruise ship accident can be more complicated than a traditional personal injury claim. Cruise vessels are subject to state, federal and international maritime laws as accidents usually take place in territorial or international waters.
Cruise ship injury claims are also subject to a short statute of limitations, which means it’s important to file your claim right away. Contact a cruise ship accident attorney at Roberts and Roberts today if you or a loved one has become sick or was injured while on a cruise.